The table below looks at the statistics for the Backup Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Backup Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Backup Engineer
Rank 606 593 590
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 20 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.025% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 8
Average daily rate £463 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £333 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £503 £350
% change year-on-year
-44.27% +43.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Backup Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Backup Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 14 February 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 15 £515 +21.17% 3
London +12 11 £515 +28.75%
Scotland -4 5 £280 +3.70%
Erskine - 5 £280 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £280 -
South East - 4 £185 - 3
City of London +48 3 £444 +18.33%
Surrey - 3 £185 -
Guildford - 3 £185 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Backup Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Backup Engineer in their job title.

1 16 (64.00%) CommVault
2 11 (44.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (40.00%) SAN
4 8 (32.00%) NetBackup
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) NetApp
5 7 (28.00%) NAS
6 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) EMC
7 5 (20.00%) Replication
7 5 (20.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.00%) Unix
7 5 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.00%) Simpana
7 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (16.00%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) IBM
8 4 (16.00%) SQL

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Backup Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Backup Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) SAN
2 7 (28.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (20.00%) Replication
4 4 (16.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (4.00%) High Availability
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (20.00%) Simpana
3 4 (16.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) CommVault
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) NetApp
4 6 (24.00%) EMC
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 3 (12.00%) Veritas
8 2 (8.00%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (4.00%) Brocade