The table below looks at the statistics for Backup Exec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Backup Exec over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Symantec Backup Exec
UK
Rank 548 551 543
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 48 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.06% 1.47% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 35
Median daily rate £273 £225 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £392 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Median hourly rate £21.42 £20.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.05 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-32.23% +35.95%

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
4537 4548 4590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.01% 8.89% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3031 2860 2712
Median daily rate £475 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 135 148
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +55.55%

Backup Exec
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Backup Exec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 +18 38 £326 +44.66% 18
London +1 18 £375 +108.33% 8
City of London +1 10 £375 - 1
South East +1 8 £275 -21.63% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £225 -
Belfast - 6 £225 -
County Antrim - 6 £225 -
North East - 5 £125 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £125 - 1
Sunderland - 4 £125 -
North West +17 3 £263 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
Lancashire - 3 £263 -
Scotland +18 2 - -
Surrey +5 2 £151 -57.00%
Hampshire +4 2 - -
Glasgow -2 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £305 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Berkshire +17 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -2 1 £435 +194.91% 1
East of England -12 1 £435 +194.91% 4
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £273 -
Durham - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Backup Exec.

1 86 (78.18%) Windows
2 79 (71.82%) VMware
3 73 (66.36%) Active Directory
4 66 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 60 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 53 (48.18%) MS Exchange
7 51 (46.36%) Symantec
8 49 (44.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (37.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (30.91%) Exchange Server 2010
12 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
12 32 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (27.27%) Cisco
14 28 (25.45%) SAN
15 27 (24.55%) NetBackup
16 26 (23.64%) HP
17 25 (22.73%) Veeam
18 24 (21.82%) DNS
18 24 (21.82%) DHCP
18 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
19 23 (20.91%) MS Excel
19 23 (20.91%) SCCM
20 22 (20.00%) Hyper-V
21 21 (19.09%) Norton AntiVirus
21 21 (19.09%) ITIL
21 21 (19.09%) MS Office
21 21 (19.09%) Office 365
22 20 (18.18%) Firewall
23 19 (17.27%) LAN

Backup Exec
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 53 (48.18%) MS Exchange
2 34 (30.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (5.45%) IIS
6 5 (4.55%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.73%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (20.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (19.09%) MS Office
3 10 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 8 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Office 365
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) G Suite
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.45%) SAN
2 24 (21.82%) DHCP
2 24 (21.82%) DNS
3 20 (18.18%) Firewall
4 19 (17.27%) LAN
4 19 (17.27%) TCP/IP
5 18 (16.36%) VPN
6 16 (14.55%) WAN
7 12 (10.91%) Internet
8 8 (7.27%) NAS
8 8 (7.27%) Network Security
9 7 (6.36%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (6.36%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.45%) Wireless
11 5 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (4.55%) IP Telephony
12 4 (3.64%) SSL
12 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.73%) FTP
13 3 (2.73%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.73%) ObjectStore
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.82%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Law
5 3 (2.73%) Advertising
5 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Electronics
6 2 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (24.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (20.91%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Administrator
4 11 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Backup Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.64%) Consultant
10 4 (3.64%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.82%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) HTML5
3 1 (0.91%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.55%) Clustering
5 4 (3.64%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.82%) AS400
6 2 (1.82%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.82%) Life Science
6 2 (1.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.91%) BYOD
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) NHS
7 1 (0.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 86 (78.18%) Windows
2 60 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 49 (44.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (37.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
5 32 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (16.36%) Windows 8
7 11 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.36%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.36%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.64%) Linux
9 4 (3.64%) Unix
10 2 (1.82%) AIX
11 1 (0.91%) Android
11 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.91%) Solaris
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.09%) ITIL
2 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (9.09%) Migration
4 9 (8.18%) Time Management
5 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.45%) IT Asset Management
6 6 (5.45%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.45%) Software Deployment
7 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.64%) Change Management
8 4 (3.64%) Disk Encryption
8 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.64%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.64%) Project Management
8 4 (3.64%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (2.73%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (2.73%) Network Design
9 3 (2.73%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.09%) SQL
3 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (0.91%) C
5 1 (0.91%) Perl
5 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (16.36%) MCSE
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.82%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (10.00%) CCNA
4 6 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.64%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.73%) Degree
6 3 (2.73%) MCITP
6 3 (2.73%) RHCE
6 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) MCP
7 2 (1.82%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ACSA
8 1 (0.91%) CCENT
8 1 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) BS25999
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (66.36%) Active Directory
2 45 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (12.73%) vSphere
5 13 (11.82%) VMware ESX
6 8 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (7.27%) XenApp
6 8 (7.27%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.45%) Firmware
8 3 (2.73%) XenServer
9 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 27 (24.55%) NetBackup
2 23 (20.91%) SCCM
3 21 (19.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (6.36%) SCOM
5 7 (6.36%) WSUS
6 5 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (4.55%) NetVault Backup
7 4 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.73%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.73%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.91%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.91%) Simpana
Vendors
1 79 (71.82%) VMware
2 66 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (46.36%) Symantec
4 30 (27.27%) Cisco
5 26 (23.64%) HP
6 25 (22.73%) Veeam
7 17 (15.45%) Dell
8 16 (14.55%) Citrix
9 10 (9.09%) NetApp
10 9 (8.18%) Veritas
11 8 (7.27%) Apple
11 8 (7.27%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.36%) Avaya
12 7 (6.36%) Polycom
12 7 (6.36%) SAP
13 6 (5.45%) EMC
13 6 (5.45%) IBM
13 6 (5.45%) Intel Security
14 5 (4.55%) arcserve
15 4 (3.64%) CommVault