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 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 493 451 445
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 107 148 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.36% 3.51% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 68 66
Average daily rate
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£180 £294 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.72% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £171 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £293 £263
% change year-on-year
-39.31% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 10
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £34.70 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £13.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -33.75%

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
4538 4214 3749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.09% 7.82% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2465 2108
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 129 169
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -15.73%

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 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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 -68 93 £180 -38.72% 38
East of England +8 26 £175 -10.25% 4
Norfolk +17 22 £175 -23.07%
London -37 22 £190 -35.31% 10
South East -39 15 £310 +1.63% 9
West Midlands +9 13 £255 -20.31% 2
Scotland 0 11 £115 -59.64% 1
North West -30 9 £244 -18.75% 3
Coventry - 8 £275 -
Manchester -24 7 £278 -7.50% 3
Edinburgh +3 5 £115 -59.64%
South West +1 4 £143 -55.46% 3
Surrey -1 4 £275 - 5
Milton Keynes -3 4 £355 +86.84%
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £355 +86.84% 1
City of London -12 4 £420 +86.66% 2
Yorkshire -23 4 £140 -39.78% 6
Bedfordshire +6 3 £160 +14.28% 2
Livingston - 3 £258 -
Guildford - 3 £275 -
West Lothian - 3 £258 -
Staffordshire -1 2 - -
Hampshire -3 2 £399 +13.94%
West Yorkshire -15 2 - - 5
Oxfordshire -28 2 £600 +200.00%
Dorset - 2 £218 -
Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £140 -
Leeds - 2 - - 4
Bedford - 2 £160 - 1

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

1 153 (80.95%) Windows
2 109 (57.67%) Symantec
3 104 (55.03%) VMware
4 85 (44.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (42.33%) Microsoft
5 80 (42.33%) Active Directory
5 80 (42.33%) Citrix
6 67 (35.45%) SAN
7 62 (32.80%) Windows 7
8 57 (30.16%) ITIL
9 55 (29.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (28.57%) SQL
11 53 (28.04%) MS Exchange
11 53 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 50 (26.46%) DNS
13 49 (25.93%) HP
14 42 (22.22%) DHCP
15 36 (19.05%) Cisco
16 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (17.99%) SCCM
17 34 (17.99%) NetBackup
17 34 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (17.46%) Hyper-V
19 32 (16.93%) Firewall
20 30 (15.87%) SCOM
20 30 (15.87%) SLA
21 29 (15.34%) vSphere
21 29 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
22 26 (13.76%) MS Office
22 26 (13.76%) MS Excel

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 53 (28.04%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (13.76%) SharePoint
4 17 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (5.29%) Lync
9 8 (4.23%) IIS
10 5 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
13 2 (1.06%) TPMS
13 2 (1.06%) Moodle
14 1 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 26 (13.76%) MS Office
1 26 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.82%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (35.45%) SAN
2 50 (26.46%) DNS
3 42 (22.22%) DHCP
4 32 (16.93%) Firewall
5 22 (11.64%) VPN
6 15 (7.94%) NAS
6 15 (7.94%) LAN
6 15 (7.94%) WAN
7 14 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.76%) Wireless
8 9 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (4.23%) iSCSI
9 8 (4.23%) VLAN
10 6 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.65%) Network Security
12 4 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.12%) SSL
13 3 (1.59%) DMZ
13 3 (1.59%) Internet
13 3 (1.59%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (6.88%) Finance
2 5 (2.65%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (20.63%) Analyst
2 30 (15.87%) Support Engineer
3 24 (12.70%) Support Analyst
4 23 (12.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (11.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
8 12 (6.35%) Administrator
9 11 (5.82%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.76%) Backup Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Server Support
12 8 (4.23%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
13 7 (3.70%) Consultant
14 6 (3.17%) Desktop Support
14 6 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 5 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) CSS
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 19 (10.05%) Clustering
3 18 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.17%) Replication
5 5 (2.65%) iPhone
5 5 (2.65%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.12%) PKI
6 4 (2.12%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.12%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.12%) Handset
7 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
8 2 (1.06%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 153 (80.95%) Windows
2 85 (44.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (32.80%) Windows 7
4 55 (29.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.35%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.76%) UNIX
9 8 (4.23%) Android
10 5 (2.65%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.65%) Linux
11 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.16%) ITIL
2 23 (12.17%) CRM
3 18 (9.52%) Service Management
4 12 (6.35%) Migration
4 12 (6.35%) Problem Management
5 10 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.17%) Server Building
10 5 (2.65%) Change Management
10 5 (2.65%) Information Security
11 4 (2.12%) Security Management
11 4 (2.12%) Process Management
11 4 (2.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.12%) Data Protection
11 4 (2.12%) Security Patching
12 3 (1.59%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.59%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (2.12%) C
3 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (12.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (10.05%) MCSE
4 17 (8.99%) MCITP
5 16 (8.47%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.35%) MCP
7 12 (6.35%) CCNA
8 10 (5.29%) MCSA
9 9 (4.76%) CCA
9 9 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.70%) MCTS
11 6 (3.17%) Degree
12 5 (2.65%) VCP5
13 4 (2.12%) HND
14 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.59%) VCP4
15 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.87%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (42.33%) Active Directory
2 53 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 29 (15.34%) vSphere
5 26 (13.76%) Xen
6 19 (10.05%) XenApp
7 11 (5.82%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.70%) Terminal Services
8 7 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.59%) NFS
10 3 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.06%) XenServer
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.53%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.53%) Firmware
12 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (17.99%) NetBackup
1 34 (17.99%) SCCM
2 30 (15.87%) SCOM
3 16 (8.47%) WSUS
4 13 (6.88%) Nagios
5 12 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (4.76%) Legato
7 6 (3.17%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.65%) Data Guard
8 5 (2.65%) Control-M
8 5 (2.65%) SCDPM
8 5 (2.65%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (2.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (2.12%) ARCserve
9 4 (2.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.12%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 109 (57.67%) Symantec
2 104 (55.03%) VMware
3 80 (42.33%) Microsoft
3 80 (42.33%) Citrix
4 49 (25.93%) HP
5 36 (19.05%) Cisco
6 23 (12.17%) SAP
7 21 (11.11%) Sophos
7 21 (11.11%) Hitachi
8 16 (8.47%) McAfee
9 15 (7.94%) EMC
10 14 (7.41%) NetApp
11 13 (6.88%) Veritas
11 13 (6.88%) Dell
12 11 (5.82%) Veeam
13 10 (5.29%) Oracle
14 8 (4.23%) CheckPoint
15 6 (3.17%) Apple
15 6 (3.17%) CommVault
16 5 (2.65%) IBM
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