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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Backup Engineer
Rank 630 652 619
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 31 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.019% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.020% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 16
Median daily rate £293 £336 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +23.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £411 £340
% change year-on-year
-30.65% +20.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 13 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 30 July 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 +36 26 £250 -37.50%
North East - 24 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 23 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £250 -
Scotland +3 4 £323 -1.82%
Renfrewshire -12 3 £315 -9.22%
Erskine -17 3 £315 -9.22%
London -4 1 £400 +52.38%
West Midlands -26 1 - -
Northumberland - 1 £360 -
South Wales - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £500 -

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) NetBackup
3 25 (53.19%) Symantec
4 24 (51.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 23 (48.94%) Unix
5 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
6 22 (46.81%) HP
6 22 (46.81%) Solaris
7 20 (42.55%) AIX
7 20 (42.55%) ITIL
7 20 (42.55%) Tivoli
7 20 (42.55%) HP Data Protector
8 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
9 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
9 15 (31.91%) HPUX
9 15 (31.91%) SAN
10 14 (29.79%) CommVault
10 14 (29.79%) Service Delivery
10 14 (29.79%) Change Management
10 14 (29.79%) Problem Management
10 14 (29.79%) Release Management
11 13 (27.66%) Windows Server
12 12 (25.53%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (21.28%) Simpana
14 9 (19.15%) Change Control
14 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (14.89%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (14.89%) IBM
16 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 29 (61.70%) Windows
3 23 (48.94%) Unix
4 22 (46.81%) Solaris
5 20 (42.55%) AIX
6 15 (31.91%) HPUX
7 13 (27.66%) Windows Server
8 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Change Management
2 14 (29.79%) Problem Management
2 14 (29.79%) Release Management
2 14 (29.79%) Service Delivery
3 12 (25.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (19.15%) Change Control
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 2 (4.26%) Validation
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Perl
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (61.70%) NetBackup
2 24 (51.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 20 (42.55%) HP Data Protector
3 20 (42.55%) Tivoli
4 10 (21.28%) Simpana
5 7 (14.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (10.64%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (10.64%) Legato
6 5 (10.64%) PureDisk
7 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Symantec
2 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
3 22 (46.81%) HP
4 14 (29.79%) CommVault
5 7 (14.89%) IBM
6 5 (10.64%) arcserve
7 4 (8.51%) CA
7 4 (8.51%) EMC
8 3 (6.38%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (4.26%) NetApp
9 2 (4.26%) SAP
10 1 (2.13%) Iron Mountain
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle