The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Backup Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Backup Engineer
Rank 631 622 611
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 16 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.025% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.026% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 9
Median daily rate £345 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £204 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £380 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Backup Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Backup Engineer in the job title.

Backup Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Backup Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK.

Backup Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Backup Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Backup Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Backup Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK.

Backup Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Backup Engineer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 13 £328 +19.09% 1
South East - 8 £360 -
Hampshire - 5 £345 -
Scotland -17 3 £412 +64.60%
Renfrewshire - 3 £412 -
Surrey - 3 £375 -
Hook - 3 £328 -
Erskine - 3 £412 -
Guildford - 3 £375 -
London -10 2 £310 -17.33% 1
North East - 2 £258 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £258 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £258 -
City of London +41 1 £220 -32.30%
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Backup Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Backup Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (50.00%) SAN
1 18 (50.00%) CommVault
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (33.33%) Unix
3 12 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) Windows
6 9 (25.00%) NetApp
6 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (22.22%) ITIL
7 8 (22.22%) HP
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 7 (19.44%) Simpana
8 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
8 7 (19.44%) EMC
8 7 (19.44%) NAS
9 6 (16.67%) Change Control
9 6 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (16.67%) Clustering
10 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
10 5 (13.89%) Replication
10 5 (13.89%) SQL
10 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.89%) Data Protection
10 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) SAN
2 7 (19.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
3 6 (16.67%) Clustering
4 5 (13.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Unix
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
3 10 (27.78%) Windows
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
7 2 (5.56%) AIX
7 2 (5.56%) HPUX
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Change Control
3 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.89%) Data Protection
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (2.78%) High Availability
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 7 (19.44%) Simpana
3 6 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
5 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) CommVault
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) NetApp
4 8 (22.22%) HP
5 7 (19.44%) EMC
6 3 (8.33%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (8.33%) Symantec
6 3 (8.33%) Veritas
7 2 (5.56%) IBM
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.78%) Brocade
8 1 (2.78%) Iron Mountain
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle