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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 472 455 463
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 142 122 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.08% 3.31% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 49
Average daily rate
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£300 £211 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.01% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £190 £235
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 20
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.88 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% +31.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £13.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £26.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £23.20 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-19.43% +47.30%

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
4615 3683 3516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.02% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 2243 1854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 155 193
Average hourly rate £21.94 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 0 138 £300 +44.57% 57
London 0 55 £320 +6.66% 16
South East +19 48 £200 +29.03% 14
East of England -12 19 £350 +84.21% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £164 +0.76% 1
Milton Keynes +7 17 £164 +5.64% 1
Hertfordshire -13 14 £350 +233.33% 1
Hampshire - 13 £368 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £350 -
Surrey -1 9 £320 - 4
City of London +5 8 £400 +8.84% 3
West Midlands -15 6 - - 3
North West -17 5 £223 +8.53% 5
Yorkshire -6 4 £300 +180.37% 9
Oxfordshire -6 4 - -
West Yorkshire -10 4 £300 +180.37% 7
Essex -13 4 - - 1
South West -35 4 £353 +21.55% 6
Farnborough - 4 - -
Leeds -7 3 £300 +180.37% 3
Scotland -10 3 £150 -36.84%
Oxford -12 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 £320 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Cheshire +5 2 £120 -74.73%
Dorking - 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 £180 - 4
Berkshire +11 1 - - 4
East Midlands +3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - - 3

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 255 (85.86%) Windows
2 186 (62.63%) VMware
3 173 (58.25%) MS Exchange
4 163 (54.88%) Active Directory
5 160 (53.87%) Microsoft
6 152 (51.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 149 (50.17%) Symantec
8 120 (40.40%) SAN
9 119 (40.07%) Citrix
10 114 (38.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 110 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2010
12 105 (35.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 90 (30.30%) HP
14 89 (29.97%) Windows 7
15 87 (29.29%) DNS
16 83 (27.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 81 (27.27%) DHCP
18 79 (26.60%) Cisco
19 77 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2003
20 74 (24.92%) ITIL
20 74 (24.92%) Firewall
21 67 (22.56%) Windows XP
21 67 (22.56%) MS Excel
22 59 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2007
22 59 (19.87%) Hyper-V
23 58 (19.53%) XenApp
24 54 (18.18%) Security Cleared
24 54 (18.18%) MCSE
25 52 (17.51%) MS Office
26 51 (17.17%) VMware ESX

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 173 (58.25%) MS Exchange
2 110 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 59 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 20 (6.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (6.40%) IIS
8 18 (6.06%) Lync
9 12 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (2.36%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.35%) Apache
12 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.34%) SAS
15 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (22.56%) MS Excel
2 52 (17.51%) MS Office
3 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.34%) Summit
2 1 (0.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 120 (40.40%) SAN
2 87 (29.29%) DNS
3 81 (27.27%) DHCP
4 74 (24.92%) Firewall
5 39 (13.13%) TCP/IP
6 27 (9.09%) WAN
7 26 (8.75%) VPN
7 26 (8.75%) Wireless
8 24 (8.08%) LAN
9 17 (5.72%) VoIP
10 15 (5.05%) NAS
11 14 (4.71%) iSCSI
12 13 (4.38%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (3.37%) Network Security
13 10 (3.37%) VLAN
14 7 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (2.02%) FTP
16 5 (1.68%) Broadband
16 5 (1.68%) Extranet
17 4 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.35%) MySQL
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.34%) MS Access
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (9.43%) Finance
2 18 (6.06%) Financial Institution
2 18 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.68%) Marketing
4 4 (1.35%) Military
5 2 (0.67%) Retail
5 2 (0.67%) Local Government
5 2 (0.67%) Publishing
5 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Law
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (28.62%) Analyst
2 48 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (15.49%) Support Analyst
4 39 (13.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 38 (12.79%) Support Engineer
6 29 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
7 28 (9.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 24 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (6.06%) Consultant
9 18 (6.06%) Systems Support
9 18 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
10 17 (5.72%) Administrator
11 16 (5.39%) Server Engineer
12 15 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 15 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (4.04%) Wintel Support
15 11 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.01%) LAMP
2 2 (0.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.67%) SAML
3 1 (0.34%) jQuery
3 1 (0.34%) JSF
3 1 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.34%) COM
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.12%) Blackberry
2 25 (8.42%) Replication
3 20 (6.73%) Clustering
4 18 (6.06%) Hedge funds
5 15 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.04%) iPhone
7 9 (3.03%) IBM XIV
8 8 (2.69%) SecurID
8 8 (2.69%) VAX
8 8 (2.69%) AS400
9 6 (2.02%) iPad
10 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.35%) Handset
11 4 (1.35%) Open Source
11 4 (1.35%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.67%) PKI
12 2 (0.67%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 255 (85.86%) Windows
2 152 (51.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (35.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 89 (29.97%) Windows 7
5 67 (22.56%) Windows XP
6 40 (13.47%) UNIX
7 36 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (11.78%) Linux
9 34 (11.45%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.71%) VMS
11 12 (4.04%) Solaris
11 12 (4.04%) Windows Vista
12 10 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (3.03%) HPUX
14 8 (2.69%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.35%) Android
16 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.92%) ITIL
2 27 (9.09%) Service Management
3 16 (5.39%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (5.05%) Incident Management
5 11 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 9 (3.03%) Project Management
7 8 (2.69%) Business Continuity
7 8 (2.69%) Migration
8 7 (2.36%) Project Planning
8 7 (2.36%) Line Management
9 5 (1.68%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.68%) Change Control
10 4 (1.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (1.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2
10 4 (1.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.35%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (1.35%) People Management
11 3 (1.01%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.80%) SQL
2 16 (5.39%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.02%) VBScript
4 3 (1.01%) Java
4 3 (1.01%) PHP
5 2 (0.67%) Perl
5 2 (0.67%) VB
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
6 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 83 (27.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (18.18%) MCSE
2 54 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 42 (14.14%) SC Cleared
4 40 (13.47%) MCITP
5 33 (11.11%) MCP
6 25 (8.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (4.71%) Degree
7 14 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (4.04%) CCNA
9 9 (3.03%) VCP5
10 7 (2.36%) MCSA
11 6 (2.02%) RHCE
11 6 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.68%) RHCT
13 4 (1.35%) NCDA
14 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.67%) MCDST
15 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 114 (38.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (19.87%) Hyper-V
4 58 (19.53%) XenApp
5 51 (17.17%) VMware ESX
6 30 (10.10%) vSphere
7 16 (5.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 15 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.38%) NFS
9 13 (4.38%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.69%) vCloud
11 7 (2.36%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.36%) ISA Server
12 6 (2.02%) UAG
13 4 (1.35%) Firmware
14 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.67%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.67%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.67%) Shibboleth
16 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 48 (16.16%) NetBackup
2 40 (13.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (7.07%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (6.06%) Control-M
4 18 (6.06%) WSUS
4 18 (6.06%) Tivoli
5 16 (5.39%) SCCM
6 14 (4.71%) HP SIM
7 12 (4.04%) MIMEsweeper
7 12 (4.04%) MAILsweeper
8 11 (3.70%) OVSD
9 9 (3.03%) SCOM
9 9 (3.03%) Legato
10 8 (2.69%) OpenView
10 8 (2.69%) Tivoli NetView
10 8 (2.69%) Netcool
10 8 (2.69%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (2.36%) MOM
11 7 (2.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 7 (2.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 186 (62.63%) VMware
2 160 (53.87%) Microsoft
3 149 (50.17%) Symantec
4 119 (40.07%) Citrix
5 90 (30.30%) HP
6 79 (26.60%) Cisco
7 46 (15.49%) Juniper
8 33 (11.11%) IBM
9 32 (10.77%) EMC
10 31 (10.44%) McAfee
11 30 (10.10%) Veritas
12 29 (9.76%) Veeam
13 24 (8.08%) Apple
14 23 (7.74%) Meru Networks
15 22 (7.41%) Sophos
16 21 (7.07%) NetApp
16 21 (7.07%) Dell
17 17 (5.72%) Remedy
18 14 (4.71%) Oracle
19 12 (4.04%) Lumension
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