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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 489 461 412
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -49
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 102 103 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.29% 2.81% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 75
Average daily rate
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£320 £216 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.97% -33.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £167 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £362 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £213 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.64% -34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.35% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £14.70 £15.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.63 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £23.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +32.57%

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
4463 3667 3159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 2205 1668
Average daily rate £418 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 139 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.06 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.84 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 29 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Backup Exec Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 December 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 -6 97 £320 +50.58% 45
London +12 43 £413 +83.33% 18
South East +9 39 £335 -11.37% 10
Buckinghamshire - 19 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 18 £275 -
City of London +6 6 £345 -13.75% 4
Hampshire -15 6 £304 +90.43% 3
Surrey -3 5 £320 -15.34% 5
West Midlands -4 4 £213 +1.19% 4
South West -28 4 £180 -37.93% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
Croydon - 4 - -
Yorkshire -13 3 £293 +61.37% 5
Scotland -19 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £293 - 3
Berkshire 0 2 £230 +70.37% 1
North West -15 2 £98 -54.11% 3
East of England -22 2 £210 +10.52% 1
Redhill - 2 £320 -
Leeds - 2 - - 3
Bristol - 2 £180 -
Essex -9 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 £98 -64.54% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £210 -
Slough - 1 £230 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £200 -
Bromley - 1 £110 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 212 (85.83%) Windows
2 150 (60.73%) MS Exchange
3 142 (57.49%) VMware
4 129 (52.23%) Active Directory
5 116 (46.96%) Microsoft
6 115 (46.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (43.72%) Symantec
8 88 (35.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 84 (34.01%) Citrix
10 81 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (31.98%) SAN
12 69 (27.94%) ITIL
13 68 (27.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 67 (27.13%) HP
15 61 (24.70%) Exchange Server 2003
15 61 (24.70%) Windows 7
16 60 (24.29%) Cisco
17 59 (23.89%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (23.48%) DNS
19 57 (23.08%) Security Cleared
20 55 (22.27%) Firewall
21 53 (21.46%) DHCP
21 53 (21.46%) MS Excel
22 50 (20.24%) Windows XP
23 48 (19.43%) SC Cleared
24 47 (19.03%) MCSE
24 47 (19.03%) SQL Server
24 47 (19.03%) NetBackup
25 39 (15.79%) XenApp
25 39 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 150 (60.73%) MS Exchange
2 88 (35.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (24.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 39 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (9.31%) SharePoint
6 18 (7.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (7.29%) IIS
7 15 (6.07%) Lync
8 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.83%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.62%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.81%) Apache
12 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.40%) WorkSite
Applications
1 53 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 34 (13.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.40%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Summit
2 1 (0.40%) assyst
2 1 (0.40%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.02%) Office 365
2 3 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (31.98%) SAN
2 58 (23.48%) DNS
3 55 (22.27%) Firewall
4 53 (21.46%) DHCP
5 34 (13.77%) TCP/IP
6 27 (10.93%) WAN
7 25 (10.12%) LAN
8 24 (9.72%) VPN
9 16 (6.48%) VoIP
10 13 (5.26%) Wireless
10 13 (5.26%) NAS
11 12 (4.86%) iSCSI
12 11 (4.45%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (4.45%) VLAN
13 6 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (2.43%) FTP
13 6 (2.43%) Internet
14 5 (2.02%) MPLS
15 4 (1.62%) SSL
15 4 (1.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.62%) MySQL
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.40%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (9.31%) Finance
2 17 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.45%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.21%) Military
4 3 (1.21%) Banking
5 2 (0.81%) Retail
5 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (28.74%) Analyst
2 41 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (13.36%) Support Analyst
4 28 (11.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 27 (10.93%) Support Engineer
6 26 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (10.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 18 (7.29%) Server Engineer
9 17 (6.88%) 1st Line Support
9 17 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (5.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 11 (4.45%) Server Support
11 11 (4.45%) Administrator
11 11 (4.45%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) Team Leader
12 10 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.64%) Backup Engineer
13 9 (3.64%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 8 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.24%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.62%) LAMP
2 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.40%) jQuery
3 1 (0.40%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.40%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.40%) HTML
3 1 (0.40%) COM
3 1 (0.40%) CSS
3 1 (0.40%) Web Services
3 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.55%) Blackberry
2 23 (9.31%) Replication
3 21 (8.50%) Clustering
4 20 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.45%) Hedge funds
6 10 (4.05%) iPhone
7 9 (3.64%) IBM XIV
8 8 (3.24%) iPad
9 6 (2.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.62%) Handset
12 3 (1.21%) EqualLogic
13 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
14 1 (0.40%) NHS
14 1 (0.40%) AS400
14 1 (0.40%) SecurID
14 1 (0.40%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 212 (85.83%) Windows
2 115 (46.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (27.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (24.70%) Windows 7
5 50 (20.24%) Windows XP
6 37 (14.98%) Linux
7 35 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (12.96%) UNIX
9 26 (10.53%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.26%) Windows Vista
11 9 (3.64%) HPUX
12 8 (3.24%) Windows 2000
12 8 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.43%) Solaris
14 3 (1.21%) Android
15 2 (0.81%) VMS
16 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.94%) ITIL
2 35 (14.17%) Service Management
3 20 (8.10%) Service Delivery
4 19 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (5.67%) Incident Management
6 13 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.05%) Migration
8 9 (3.64%) Project Planning
8 9 (3.64%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.24%) Line Management
9 8 (3.24%) Change Management
10 7 (2.83%) Project Management
11 6 (2.43%) Business Continuity
11 6 (2.43%) Validation
11 6 (2.43%) ITIL V3
11 6 (2.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (2.43%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (2.02%) Operations Management
13 4 (1.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.98%) SQL
2 18 (7.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.21%) VBScript
4 1 (0.40%) VBA
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (23.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 48 (19.43%) SC Cleared
4 47 (19.03%) MCSE
5 35 (14.17%) MCP
6 23 (9.31%) MCITP
7 16 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (4.86%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.86%) CCNA
9 6 (2.43%) MCSA
10 5 (2.02%) RHCE
10 5 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.02%) RHCT
11 3 (1.21%) NCDA
12 2 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.81%) Degree
13 1 (0.40%) MCDST
13 1 (0.40%) MCTS
13 1 (0.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (52.23%) Active Directory
2 81 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (15.79%) XenApp
4 38 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 38 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 27 (10.93%) vSphere
6 12 (4.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (4.45%) NFS
8 10 (4.05%) Terminal Services
9 8 (3.24%) Firmware
9 8 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.83%) vCloud
11 6 (2.43%) ISA Server
11 6 (2.43%) UAG
11 6 (2.43%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.21%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.40%) VMware GSX
15 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (19.03%) NetBackup
2 35 (14.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (8.10%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (5.67%) WSUS
5 13 (5.26%) ARCserve
6 12 (4.86%) SCOM
7 11 (4.45%) Control-M
7 11 (4.45%) OVSD
7 11 (4.45%) Tivoli
8 10 (4.05%) MIMEsweeper
8 10 (4.05%) MAILsweeper
9 9 (3.64%) SCCM
10 7 (2.83%) MOM
11 6 (2.43%) HP SIM
12 5 (2.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 5 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (1.62%) FortiGate
13 4 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (1.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 142 (57.49%) VMware
2 116 (46.96%) Microsoft
3 108 (43.72%) Symantec
4 84 (34.01%) Citrix
5 67 (27.13%) HP
6 60 (24.29%) Cisco
7 32 (12.96%) McAfee
8 30 (12.15%) Sophos
9 26 (10.53%) NetApp
10 24 (9.72%) IBM
11 23 (9.31%) Veeam
12 21 (8.50%) Veritas
13 19 (7.69%) Dell
13 19 (7.69%) Juniper
14 18 (7.29%) Lumension
15 15 (6.07%) EMC
16 10 (4.05%) Apple
16 10 (4.05%) Brocade
17 9 (3.64%) Remedy
17 9 (3.64%) CA
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