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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Backup Engineer
Rank 612 637 620
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 16 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.014% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.015% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 9
Median daily rate £350 £280 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £262 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -55.71%

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 14 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 2 December 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 +23 16 £350 -17.64%
North East - 8 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £350 -
London -1 4 £350 -22.22%
South East +27 2 £375 +9.09%
North West - 2 £150 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £375 -
Preston - 1 £150 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £150 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 23 (56.10%) NetBackup
2 20 (48.78%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) Linux
4 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
4 17 (41.46%) ITIL
5 16 (39.02%) HP
5 16 (39.02%) Service Delivery
5 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
6 15 (36.59%) Tivoli
6 15 (36.59%) Symantec
6 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
7 14 (34.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (34.15%) HP Data Protector
7 14 (34.15%) Problem Management
8 13 (31.71%) Change Management
8 13 (31.71%) Unix
8 13 (31.71%) Solaris
9 12 (29.27%) AIX
9 12 (29.27%) Release Management
9 12 (29.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (26.83%) SAN
11 10 (24.39%) HPUX
12 9 (21.95%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (19.51%) EMC
14 7 (17.07%) SAP
14 7 (17.07%) SAP HANA
15 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
15 6 (14.63%) CommVault
15 6 (14.63%) Firmware
16 5 (12.20%) Windows Server

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 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) DWDM
2 1 (2.44%) FCoE
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) NAS
2 1 (2.44%) VLAN
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) EMC Centera
2 1 (2.44%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.44%) iPad
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Linux
3 13 (31.71%) Solaris
3 13 (31.71%) Unix
4 12 (29.27%) AIX
5 10 (24.39%) HPUX
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) ITIL
2 16 (39.02%) Service Delivery
3 14 (34.15%) Problem Management
4 13 (31.71%) Change Management
5 12 (29.27%) Release Management
5 12 (29.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
7 4 (9.76%) Change Control
8 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.88%) High Availability
8 2 (4.88%) Validation
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Firmware
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) SRDF
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (56.10%) NetBackup
2 15 (36.59%) Tivoli
3 14 (34.15%) HP Data Protector
3 14 (34.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (21.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
6 2 (4.88%) Legato
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (4.88%) PureDisk
6 2 (4.88%) Simpana
7 1 (2.44%) SCCM
7 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) HP
2 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Symantec
3 8 (19.51%) EMC
4 7 (17.07%) SAP
5 6 (14.63%) CommVault
6 4 (9.76%) Brocade
6 4 (9.76%) IBM
6 4 (9.76%) NetApp
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco
7 3 (7.32%) Veritas
7 3 (7.32%) VMware
8 2 (4.88%) arcserve
8 2 (4.88%) CA
8 2 (4.88%) Hitachi
8 2 (4.88%) Veeam
9 1 (2.44%) Apple
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) Sun
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