The table below looks at the statistics for Backup Exec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Backup Exec over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 537 465 473
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +8
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 93 143 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.93% 3.16% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 61
Average daily rate
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£230 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £396 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £300 £213
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +41.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
Average hourly rate £18.63 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.70 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -10.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4827 4524 4047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 8.00% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2975 2679 2347
Average daily rate £410 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 161 158
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £45.00 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +0.30%

Backup Exec
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Backup Exec Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Backup Exec
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK.

Backup Exec Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Backup Exec
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Backup Exec Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Backup Exec
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK.

Backup Exec Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Backup Exec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 -60 80 £230 -23.33% 42
London -40 29 £184 -38.75% 14
South East -24 20 £230 +21.05% 10
Scotland +2 13 £203 +35.50% 3
Oxfordshire -11 13 £230 - 2
North West -30 11 £320 +6.66% 1
West Midlands +8 8 £313 -2.34% 2
Manchester -18 8 £320 +3.22%
City of London +3 7 £250 +7.52% 5
Lanarkshire - 6 - -
East of England -1 5 £190 -32.14% 2
South West -10 4 £250 -16.66% 7
Edinburgh -10 4 £294 +95.83% 3
Berkshire +1 3 £273 - 3
West Yorkshire -29 3 £300 +34.83% 3
Yorkshire -30 3 £300 -3.22% 4
Coventry - 3 £240 -
Bootle - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Norfolk +13 2 £190 -20.83%
Glasgow +8 2 £119 -
Wiltshire -8 2 £305 +3.38%
Oxford -20 2 £190 -
Leeds -27 2 £300 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £178 -
Norwich +11 1 - -
Birmingham +6 1 £313 -2.34% 2
Halifax +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 - -

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Backup Exec also 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 that cited Backup Exec.

1 168 (85.71%) Windows
2 124 (63.27%) VMware
3 121 (61.73%) Symantec
4 108 (55.10%) Active Directory
5 105 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (53.06%) Microsoft
7 80 (40.82%) Citrix
8 78 (39.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (37.24%) Windows 7
10 68 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 68 (34.69%) SAN
11 61 (31.12%) ITIL
12 59 (30.10%) MS Exchange
13 53 (27.04%) SQL
14 49 (25.00%) HP
15 48 (24.49%) DNS
16 46 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 44 (22.45%) Cisco
17 44 (22.45%) MS Excel
18 42 (21.43%) DHCP
19 37 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (18.37%) SCCM
21 35 (17.86%) SLA
22 34 (17.35%) MS Office
23 32 (16.33%) Firewall
23 32 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
24 31 (15.82%) vSphere
25 30 (15.31%) Norton AntiVirus
26 29 (14.80%) SharePoint
27 28 (14.29%) VPN

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Backup Exec also 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 that cited Backup Exec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (30.10%) MS Exchange
2 32 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (14.80%) SharePoint
4 19 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (8.67%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (7.14%) IIS
7 13 (6.63%) Lync
7 13 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (2.04%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (1.53%) Apache
12 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
13 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
13 2 (1.02%) TPMS
14 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 44 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.35%) MS Office
3 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.61%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.53%) SAP CCM
3 3 (1.53%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 68 (34.69%) SAN
2 48 (24.49%) DNS
3 42 (21.43%) DHCP
4 32 (16.33%) Firewall
5 28 (14.29%) VPN
6 23 (11.73%) WAN
7 22 (11.22%) LAN
8 19 (9.69%) TCP/IP
9 16 (8.16%) NAS
10 10 (5.10%) Wireless
11 9 (4.59%) VLAN
12 8 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (2.55%) Network Security
13 5 (2.55%) Internet
14 4 (2.04%) VoIP
15 3 (1.53%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (1.53%) FirePass
16 2 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (1.02%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.51%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (2.04%) Legal
3 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (27.04%) Analyst
2 44 (22.45%) Support Engineer
3 36 (18.37%) Support Analyst
4 33 (16.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (11.73%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (11.22%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 18 (9.18%) Operations Engineer
8 13 (6.63%) Administrator
9 10 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.59%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Systems Support
11 8 (4.08%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.08%) Service Analyst
11 8 (4.08%) IT Support
12 7 (3.57%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.51%) Middleware
2 1 (0.51%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.76%) Blackberry
2 22 (11.22%) Client/Server
3 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.59%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.59%) Clustering
5 5 (2.55%) PKI
6 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.04%) Handset
6 4 (2.04%) iPhone
6 4 (2.04%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.53%) NHS
7 3 (1.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.53%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.02%) EPoS
8 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 168 (85.71%) Windows
2 105 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (39.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (37.24%) Windows 7
5 37 (18.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (9.18%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.61%) Android
8 10 (5.10%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.08%) UNIX
10 7 (3.57%) Linux
11 4 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.53%) Solaris
13 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.51%) AIX
14 1 (0.51%) VMS
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.12%) ITIL
2 23 (11.73%) CRM
3 15 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (7.14%) Migration
5 12 (6.12%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.10%) Change Management
6 10 (5.10%) Incident Management
6 10 (5.10%) Service Management
7 5 (2.55%) ITSM
7 5 (2.55%) Data Protection
7 5 (2.55%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (2.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (2.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.04%) Information Security
8 4 (2.04%) Process Management
8 4 (2.04%) E-Commerce
9 3 (1.53%) ERP
9 3 (1.53%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.04%) SQL
2 5 (2.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.51%) C
3 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.76%) MCSE
2 25 (12.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 23 (11.73%) MCITP
4 17 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (8.67%) MCSA
4 17 (8.67%) CCNA
5 14 (7.14%) MCTS
5 14 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.61%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.59%) CCA
7 9 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (4.59%) MCP
8 8 (4.08%) Degree
9 6 (3.06%) A+ Certification
9 6 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.55%) ACSA
10 5 (2.55%) CCENT
11 4 (2.04%) HND
12 3 (1.53%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 68 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (15.82%) vSphere
4 26 (13.27%) Hyper-V
5 23 (11.73%) Xen
6 17 (8.67%) XenApp
7 14 (7.14%) VMware ESX
8 10 (5.10%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.04%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.02%) XenServer
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.51%) NFS
13 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.51%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 36 (18.37%) SCCM
2 30 (15.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 26 (13.27%) NetBackup
4 23 (11.73%) SCOM
5 16 (8.16%) WSUS
6 9 (4.59%) AirWatch
7 6 (3.06%) Nagios
7 6 (3.06%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.04%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.04%) Control-M
9 3 (1.53%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.53%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.53%) Legato
9 3 (1.53%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (63.27%) VMware
2 121 (61.73%) Symantec
3 104 (53.06%) Microsoft
4 80 (40.82%) Citrix
5 49 (25.00%) HP
6 44 (22.45%) Cisco
7 25 (12.76%) SAP
8 22 (11.22%) Sophos
9 21 (10.71%) Hitachi
9 21 (10.71%) Apple
10 20 (10.20%) McAfee
11 17 (8.67%) Veritas
12 14 (7.14%) Dell
12 14 (7.14%) EMC
12 14 (7.14%) Veeam
13 11 (5.61%) CheckPoint
14 10 (5.10%) NetApp
15 9 (4.59%) Mitel
16 8 (4.08%) Websense
16 8 (4.08%) CommVault
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