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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 470 458 474
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 143 127 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.26% 3.43% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 61
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £116 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £195 £275
% change year-on-year
+58.97% -29.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.75 £21.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.39% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £31.56 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +38.09%

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
4383 3708 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.62% 7.13% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2195 1935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 153 172
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
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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 -4 139 £320 +28.00% 40
London +19 63 £323 +3.20% 9
South East -3 25 £175 -1.40% 16
East of England -18 18 £350 +84.21% 4
City of London +23 13 £330 -9.89%
Hertfordshire -16 12 £350 +38.61% 3
South West -27 12 £300 +39.53% 3
North West -8 11 £298 +70.00% 5
Hampshire - 10 £402 - 1
Gloucestershire -11 8 £300 +3.44%
West Midlands -12 7 £320 -1.53% 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £310 +189.71% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £170 -
Essex - 5 - - 1
Farnborough - 5 - - 1
Cheshire +10 4 £140 -70.52%
Milton Keynes -4 4 £170 +9.67%
Oxfordshire -6 4 - - 3
Manchester -9 4 £320 - 4
East Midlands +7 3 - -
Oxford -1 3 - - 2
Leeds -9 3 £300 +180.37% 1
West Yorkshire -12 3 £300 +180.37% 2
Scotland -23 3 £150 - 4
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £320 -
Staffordshire 0 2 - -
Surrey -2 2 - - 9
Wiltshire -12 2 £295 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £125 - 2

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 252 (87.50%) Windows
2 185 (64.24%) VMware
3 168 (58.33%) MS Exchange
4 167 (57.99%) Microsoft
4 167 (57.99%) Active Directory
5 143 (49.65%) Symantec
6 142 (49.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 127 (44.10%) Citrix
8 123 (42.71%) SAN
9 120 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 120 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 105 (36.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 102 (35.42%) DNS
12 97 (33.68%) DHCP
13 93 (32.29%) HP
14 81 (28.13%) Cisco
15 80 (27.78%) Firewall
16 76 (26.39%) Windows 7
17 74 (25.69%) Windows XP
18 72 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 71 (24.65%) Exchange Server 2003
20 70 (24.31%) XenApp
21 65 (22.57%) ITIL
22 61 (21.18%) Hyper-V
22 61 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2007
23 55 (19.10%) MS Excel
24 53 (18.40%) VMware ESX
25 52 (18.06%) SQL
26 51 (17.71%) NetBackup
27 49 (17.01%) Security Cleared

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 168 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 120 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (24.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 61 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 41 (14.24%) SharePoint
6 28 (9.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (6.94%) IIS
8 17 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (5.56%) Lync
10 13 (4.51%) Tomcat
11 9 (3.13%) WebSphere
12 7 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (1.74%) Apache
13 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (1.39%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.35%) SAS
16 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (19.10%) MS Excel
2 47 (16.32%) MS Office
3 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) BPCS
3 1 (0.35%) Summit
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 123 (42.71%) SAN
2 102 (35.42%) DNS
3 97 (33.68%) DHCP
4 80 (27.78%) Firewall
5 47 (16.32%) TCP/IP
6 38 (13.19%) VPN
7 31 (10.76%) Wireless
8 29 (10.07%) WAN
9 28 (9.72%) LAN
10 18 (6.25%) iSCSI
11 17 (5.90%) Fibre Channel
12 16 (5.56%) VLAN
13 15 (5.21%) VoIP
14 12 (4.17%) NAS
15 11 (3.82%) Network Security
16 8 (2.78%) IPsec
17 6 (2.08%) SSL
18 5 (1.74%) Extranet
19 4 (1.39%) Internet
19 4 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.78%) MySQL
4 7 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 27 (9.38%) Finance
2 18 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 15 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.74%) Marketing
5 4 (1.39%) Local Government
5 4 (1.39%) Military
6 2 (0.69%) Publishing
6 2 (0.69%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 84 (29.17%) Analyst
2 47 (16.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (14.58%) Support Analyst
4 39 (13.54%) Support Engineer
5 33 (11.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 32 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
8 20 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (6.60%) Systems Support
10 18 (6.25%) Consultant
10 18 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
11 17 (5.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 17 (5.90%) Administrator
12 15 (5.21%) Server Engineer
12 15 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (3.82%) Architect
14 11 (3.82%) Systems Support Analyst
14 11 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.74%) LAMP
2 4 (1.39%) SAML
3 2 (0.69%) JSF
3 2 (0.69%) .NET
3 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.35%) jQuery
4 1 (0.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.32%) Blackberry
2 34 (11.81%) Clustering
3 28 (9.72%) Replication
4 18 (6.25%) Hedge funds
5 14 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.51%) iPhone
7 9 (3.13%) iPad
8 8 (2.78%) SecurID
8 8 (2.78%) VAX
8 8 (2.78%) AS400
9 6 (2.08%) Thin Client
9 6 (2.08%) Fat Client
9 6 (2.08%) Open Source
9 6 (2.08%) IBM XIV
10 5 (1.74%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.39%) EqualLogic
12 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.04%) Handset
12 3 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 252 (87.50%) Windows
2 142 (49.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (36.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (26.39%) Windows 7
5 74 (25.69%) Windows XP
6 44 (15.28%) UNIX
7 43 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (11.46%) Linux
9 29 (10.07%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.86%) VMS
11 11 (3.82%) Solaris
12 7 (2.43%) Windows 2000
13 6 (2.08%) HPUX
14 3 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.04%) Android
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.57%) ITIL
2 27 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (6.25%) Service Management
4 16 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 13 (4.51%) Migration
6 12 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.43%) Change Control
7 7 (2.43%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.43%) Project Management
8 6 (2.08%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (2.08%) Project Planning
9 5 (1.74%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.74%) CRM
9 5 (1.74%) Business Continuity
9 5 (1.74%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (1.39%) People Management
10 4 (1.39%) Identity Management
10 4 (1.39%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.39%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.06%) SQL
2 25 (8.68%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.17%) C
4 9 (3.13%) VBScript
5 5 (1.74%) Java
5 5 (1.74%) PHP
6 4 (1.39%) Perl
7 3 (1.04%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) VBA
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 72 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (17.01%) Security Cleared
3 43 (14.93%) MCITP
4 42 (14.58%) MCSE
5 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
6 30 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (9.03%) MCP
8 16 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 13 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (4.17%) CCNA
10 12 (4.17%) Degree
11 9 (3.13%) VCP5
11 9 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.78%) RHCE
13 7 (2.43%) RHCT
14 6 (2.08%) NCDA
15 5 (1.74%) MCSA
16 3 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
17 2 (0.69%) MCTS
17 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.03%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (57.99%) Active Directory
2 120 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (24.31%) XenApp
4 61 (21.18%) Hyper-V
5 53 (18.40%) VMware ESX
6 40 (13.89%) vSphere
7 19 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (5.90%) NFS
9 13 (4.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (4.17%) Terminal Services
11 9 (3.13%) XenDesktop
12 8 (2.78%) vCloud
13 6 (2.08%) UAG
13 6 (2.08%) ISA Server
13 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.74%) Xen
15 4 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (1.39%) Shibboleth
16 3 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (17.71%) NetBackup
2 39 (13.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (7.64%) SCCM
4 19 (6.60%) Tivoli
5 18 (6.25%) Control-M
6 17 (5.90%) WSUS
7 14 (4.86%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (4.86%) MIMEsweeper
7 14 (4.86%) MAILsweeper
8 12 (4.17%) SCOM
9 11 (3.82%) HP SIM
10 9 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (3.13%) ARCserve
10 9 (3.13%) Legato
11 8 (2.78%) OpenView
11 8 (2.78%) Tivoli NetView
11 8 (2.78%) Netcool
11 8 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (2.43%) MOM
12 7 (2.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 185 (64.24%) VMware
2 167 (57.99%) Microsoft
3 143 (49.65%) Symantec
4 127 (44.10%) Citrix
5 93 (32.29%) HP
6 81 (28.13%) Cisco
7 47 (16.32%) Juniper
8 34 (11.81%) IBM
9 33 (11.46%) EMC
10 32 (11.11%) Veritas
11 25 (8.68%) Apple
11 25 (8.68%) Oracle
12 24 (8.33%) NetApp
13 23 (7.99%) McAfee
13 23 (7.99%) Meru Networks
14 21 (7.29%) Remedy
15 20 (6.94%) Dell
15 20 (6.94%) Veeam
16 18 (6.25%) Sophos
17 13 (4.51%) Avaya
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