The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Backup Engineer
Rank 578 516 572
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 9 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.059% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.063% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 9
Average daily rate £263 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £260 £328
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -20.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 27 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -102 9 £263 -28.32% 1
South West - 3 £425 - 1
South East -14 2 £294 -
Leeds - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 £294 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
West Midlands - 1 £340 -
East of England - - - -
Gaydon - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) EMC
2 11 (50.00%) SAN
3 10 (45.45%) Symantec
3 10 (45.45%) NetBackup
4 9 (40.91%) EMC Centera
4 9 (40.91%) CLARiiON
4 9 (40.91%) NetApp
5 8 (36.36%) Windows
5 8 (36.36%) AIX
5 8 (36.36%) Solaris
5 8 (36.36%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (31.82%) SRDF
6 7 (31.82%) IBM
6 7 (31.82%) Connectrix
6 7 (31.82%) EMC TimeFinder
7 6 (27.27%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Brocade
8 4 (18.18%) FalconStor
8 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (18.18%) UNIX
8 4 (18.18%) NFS
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
9 3 (13.64%) Linux
9 3 (13.64%) Dell
9 3 (13.64%) Middleware
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (13.64%) Time Management
9 3 (13.64%) VMware Server

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) SAN
2 7 (31.82%) Connectrix
3 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) EMC Centera
1 9 (40.91%) CLARiiON
2 2 (9.09%) Celerra
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
1 8 (36.36%) AIX
1 8 (36.36%) Solaris
2 4 (18.18%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) SRDF
3 4 (18.18%) NFS
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) NetBackup
2 7 (31.82%) EMC TimeFinder
3 2 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) EMC
2 10 (45.45%) Symantec
3 9 (40.91%) NetApp
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) IBM
6 4 (18.18%) Brocade
6 4 (18.18%) FalconStor
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) Dell
7 3 (13.64%) Dot Hill
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle
9 1 (4.55%) HP
9 1 (4.55%) Veritas