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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Backup Engineer
Rank 571 541 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.027% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
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£475 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £316 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £503 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.23% -
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 25 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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 -20 10 £475 +18.75% 3
London -3 4 £450 +12.50% 2
East of England +1 2 £526 -
City of London - 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands +1 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Gaydon - - - -

Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 15 (46.88%) SAN
3 12 (37.50%) NetBackup
3 12 (37.50%) Brocade
4 11 (34.38%) IBM
5 10 (31.25%) Backup Exec
5 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) HPUX
6 9 (28.13%) IBM XIV
7 7 (21.88%) HP
7 7 (21.88%) CommVault
7 7 (21.88%) Migration
7 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
8 6 (18.75%) NetApp
8 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle
9 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
9 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
10 4 (12.50%) Symantec
10 4 (12.50%) UNIX
10 4 (12.50%) EMC
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.38%) Dell
11 3 (9.38%) MS Office
11 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon S3
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) NAS
3 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) IBM XIV
2 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.13%) EMC Centera
3 1 (3.13%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) HPUX
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) SUSE
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
1 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
2 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.38%) Time Management
3 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) Workflow
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Server
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 10 (31.25%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.25%) HP SIM
4 2 (6.25%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.13%) Legato
5 1 (3.13%) PureDisk
5 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Brocade
2 11 (34.38%) IBM
3 9 (28.13%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) HP
4 7 (21.88%) CommVault
5 6 (18.75%) NetApp
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 4 (12.50%) Symantec
7 4 (12.50%) EMC
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
9 2 (6.25%) Veeam
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco
10 1 (3.13%) StorageTek
10 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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