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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 578 578 509
Rank change year-on-year
0 -69
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 60 71 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 1.56% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 71
Median daily rate £269 £200 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £136 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £396 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £195 £300
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -15.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.70 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £28.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-4.22% -13.41%

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
5513 4560 5050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.83% 8.34% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3527 2790 3118
Median daily rate £475 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 162 171
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £40.10 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -26.70%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 50 £280 +24.44% 22
South East +17 12 £300 -14.28% 1
London -32 9 £325 +52.94% 3
North West - 8 £150 - 5
Lancashire - 8 £150 -
Yorkshire +11 7 £320 +42.22% 6
East of England +13 5 £316 +48.82% 1
Scotland +7 5 - - 1
North East - 5 £203 - 3
York - 5 £350 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire +20 4 £303 -7.63%
Milton Keynes +19 4 £303 -7.63%
South Wales +9 4 £191 +12.50% 1
Wales +3 4 £191 +12.50% 1
South West +9 3 £170 - 1
Berkshire +9 3 £300 +2.56%
West Sussex - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £203 - 2
Newport - 3 £188 -
Crawley - 3 - -
Bedfordshire +5 2 £424 +99.41%
Glasgow +3 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire +3 2 £170 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £280 - 1
Stockton-on-Tees - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £150 -
Durham - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Bellshill - 2 - -

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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.

1 101 (84.87%) Windows
2 95 (79.83%) VMware
3 88 (73.95%) Microsoft
4 83 (69.75%) Windows Server
5 82 (68.91%) Active Directory
6 61 (51.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 59 (49.58%) MS Exchange
7 59 (49.58%) Symantec
8 52 (43.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (38.66%) HP
9 46 (38.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (37.82%) Cisco
11 39 (32.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (32.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
13 35 (29.41%) SAN
14 34 (28.57%) DNS
14 34 (28.57%) DHCP
15 30 (25.21%) SCCM
15 30 (25.21%) Dell
16 29 (24.37%) ITIL
16 29 (24.37%) Firewall
17 27 (22.69%) TCP/IP
18 26 (21.85%) Veeam
18 26 (21.85%) VMware ESX
19 25 (21.01%) Windows 7
19 25 (21.01%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (21.01%) MCSE
20 24 (20.17%) Office 365
21 23 (19.33%) 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 59 (49.58%) MS Exchange
2 39 (32.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (8.40%) Skype for Business
6 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.72%) IIS
7 7 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 5 (4.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.29%) MS Office
3 9 (7.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.17%) Office 365
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.52%) G Suite
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.41%) SAN
2 34 (28.57%) DHCP
2 34 (28.57%) DNS
3 29 (24.37%) Firewall
4 27 (22.69%) TCP/IP
5 23 (19.33%) LAN
6 20 (16.81%) WAN
7 17 (14.29%) VPN
8 13 (10.92%) iSCSI
9 12 (10.08%) Wireless
10 10 (8.40%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (7.56%) Network Security
12 8 (6.72%) NAS
12 8 (6.72%) Skype
12 8 (6.72%) VLAN
13 7 (5.88%) Internet
13 7 (5.88%) MPLS
14 6 (5.04%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (5.04%) IP Telephony
15 5 (4.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.68%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.36%) Law
4 1 (0.84%) Billing
4 1 (0.84%) Local Government
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (18.49%) Support Engineer
3 20 (16.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Analyst
6 10 (8.40%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (5.88%) IT Support
8 7 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.04%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.20%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.84%) HTML
3 1 (0.84%) HTML5
3 1 (0.84%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.84%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.04%) Clustering
5 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.36%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.68%) AS400
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) BYOD
7 1 (0.84%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) PKI
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (84.87%) Windows
2 83 (69.75%) Windows Server
3 52 (43.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (38.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (32.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (21.01%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.08%) Windows 10
8 11 (9.24%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.20%) Mac OS X
9 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.68%) Linux
11 1 (0.84%) AIX
11 1 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.84%) Solaris
11 1 (0.84%) Unix
11 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.37%) ITIL
2 15 (12.61%) Time Management
3 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.72%) Migration
4 8 (6.72%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (5.04%) Software Deployment
7 5 (4.20%) Change Management
7 5 (4.20%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (4.20%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.20%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (3.36%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.36%) Disk Encryption
8 4 (3.36%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.36%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.52%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.56%) SQL
3 1 (0.84%) C
3 1 (0.84%) Perl
3 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.84%) VB
3 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (21.01%) MCSE
1 25 (21.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (12.61%) CCNA
4 11 (9.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.72%) MCITP
5 8 (6.72%) MCTS
5 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.04%) MCSA
7 5 (4.20%) Degree
8 4 (3.36%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.36%) ACSA
8 4 (3.36%) CCENT
8 4 (3.36%) DBS Check
8 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.36%) MCDST
8 4 (3.36%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.52%) RHCE
10 2 (1.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
System Software
1 82 (68.91%) Active Directory
2 61 (51.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (21.85%) VMware ESX
4 21 (17.65%) vSphere
5 15 (12.61%) Hyper-V
6 14 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (8.40%) XenApp
8 7 (5.88%) Firmware
8 7 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (5.04%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.36%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.68%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.84%) NFS
13 1 (0.84%) UAG
13 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (25.21%) SCCM
2 18 (15.13%) NetBackup
3 15 (12.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (8.40%) SCOM
5 8 (6.72%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (6.72%) WSUS
6 5 (4.20%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (4.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (4.20%) NetVault Backup
7 4 (3.36%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (2.52%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.84%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.84%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.84%) Simpana
10 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 95 (79.83%) VMware
2 88 (73.95%) Microsoft
3 59 (49.58%) Symantec
4 46 (38.66%) HP
5 45 (37.82%) Cisco
6 30 (25.21%) Dell
7 26 (21.85%) Veeam
8 23 (19.33%) Citrix
9 15 (12.61%) NetApp
10 13 (10.92%) Intel Security
11 11 (9.24%) Apple
12 9 (7.56%) Avaya
12 9 (7.56%) IBM
12 9 (7.56%) SolarWinds
13 7 (5.88%) arcserve
13 7 (5.88%) CheckPoint
14 6 (5.04%) EMC
15 5 (4.20%) Bloomberg
15 5 (4.20%) Reuters
15 5 (4.20%) Sophos
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