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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Backup Engineer
UK
Rank 591 613 605
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 10 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.047% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 10
Median daily rate £285 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £309 £348
% change year-on-year
-35.22% -11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 11 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -2 8 £300 -40.88% 1
South East +17 5 £200 +8.10%
Surrey +10 4 £188 +1.35%
London +10 3 £450 -12.62%
Scotland +20 2 £285 -35.95%
City of London -1 2 £438 -1.40%
Erskine +18 1 £285 -35.95%
Renfrewshire +15 1 £285 -35.95%
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £400 -

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 11 (40.74%) NetBackup
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 8 (29.63%) Backup Exec
4 8 (29.63%) ITIL
4 8 (29.63%) Windows
5 7 (25.93%) EMC
5 7 (25.93%) SAN
5 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
6 6 (22.22%) SAP HANA
6 6 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (22.22%) SAP
6 6 (22.22%) Firmware
7 5 (18.52%) Release Management
7 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (14.81%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Veritas
8 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco
8 4 (14.81%) IBM
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 3 (11.11%) NetApp
9 3 (11.11%) Symantec
9 3 (11.11%) Migration

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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.70%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
4 6 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Change Management
5 5 (18.52%) Release Management
6 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) High Availability
8 1 (3.70%) Regulatory Compliance
8 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
8 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Firmware
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) NetBackup
2 8 (29.63%) Backup Exec
3 6 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.70%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.70%) PureDisk
5 1 (3.70%) Simpana
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) EMC
2 6 (22.22%) SAP
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Veritas
4 3 (11.11%) Brocade
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) NetApp
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec
5 2 (7.41%) CommVault
5 2 (7.41%) Hitachi
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) arcserve
6 1 (3.70%) CA
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Sun
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam