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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 564 541 489
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -52
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 62 71 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.41% 1.63% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 37
Average daily rate £230 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.68% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £111 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £450 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £285
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £20.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £22.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+35.95% +39.06%

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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Exec within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 59 £230 -23.41% 57
South East +29 23 £350 +7.69% 6
London -7 20 £175 -43.54% 23
Surrey +1 11 £350 +27.27% 1
East of England +4 7 £125 -40.47% 5
City of London +35 6 £240 -22.74% 13
Bedfordshire +12 6 £125 -40.47% 2
East Midlands -9 6 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 - -
Redhill - 6 - -
Berkshire +12 5 £286 +24.45% 2
Dunstable - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £388 - 2
Glasgow +8 3 £205 -24.16% 1
Scotland -10 3 £205 -24.16% 1
Hook - 3 £388 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Reading - 3 £205 - 2
Slough +6 2 £353 +53.26%
West Midlands -12 2 - - 8
East Sussex - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £100 -
Bedford - 2 £125 - 2
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Croydon -15 1 £140 -68.88%
North West -19 1 - - 5
Greenwich - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 4

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (90.00%) Windows
2 96 (68.57%) Active Directory
3 77 (55.00%) VMware
4 74 (52.86%) Microsoft
5 71 (50.71%) Windows Server
6 62 (44.29%) Symantec
7 61 (43.57%) MS Exchange
8 53 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (33.57%) DNS
11 45 (32.14%) HP
12 39 (27.86%) Cisco
12 39 (27.86%) DHCP
13 38 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (26.43%) Windows 7
15 35 (25.00%) MS Office
16 34 (24.29%) NetBackup
17 33 (23.57%) SAN
17 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (22.14%) Citrix
19 29 (20.71%) ITIL
19 29 (20.71%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (20.71%) Exchange Server 2010
20 26 (18.57%) vSphere
21 24 (17.14%) Data Centre
22 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
22 23 (16.43%) TCP/IP
23 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
23 21 (15.00%) Firewall
23 21 (15.00%) WSUS

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 61 (43.57%) MS Exchange
2 29 (20.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.29%) IIS
5 12 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (5.71%) Skype for Business
8 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.86%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.43%) Apache
10 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.71%) JBoss
11 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (25.00%) MS Office
2 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.71%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.71%) Office 365
2 3 (2.14%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (33.57%) DNS
2 39 (27.86%) DHCP
3 33 (23.57%) SAN
4 23 (16.43%) TCP/IP
5 21 (15.00%) Firewall
6 20 (14.29%) WAN
7 19 (13.57%) LAN
7 19 (13.57%) VPN
8 14 (10.00%) Wireless
9 9 (6.43%) Internet
10 8 (5.71%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.29%) VLAN
11 6 (4.29%) VoIP
12 5 (3.57%) NAS
12 5 (3.57%) Network Security
13 4 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (2.14%) DECT
14 3 (2.14%) SMTP
15 2 (1.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.71%) DTS
5 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 17 (12.14%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.57%) Advertising
3 5 (3.57%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (2.14%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Front Office
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (30.00%) Analyst
2 30 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 20 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 19 (13.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (11.43%) Server Engineer
6 14 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (9.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (9.29%) Wintel Support
8 12 (8.57%) IT Support
8 12 (8.57%) Server Support
8 12 (8.57%) Wintel Engineer
9 10 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) Exchange Support
11 8 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (5.71%) Administrator
11 8 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (5.71%) Server Support Engineer
12 7 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.71%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.00%) Clustering
3 12 (8.57%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.71%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.29%) Hedge funds
6 5 (3.57%) AS400
6 5 (3.57%) Celerra
6 5 (3.57%) CLARiiON
6 5 (3.57%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.14%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.14%) Replication
9 2 (1.43%) Contactless
9 2 (1.43%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.71%) NHS
10 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 126 (90.00%) Windows
2 71 (50.71%) Windows Server
3 51 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (26.43%) Windows 7
6 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (14.29%) Unix
8 17 (12.14%) Linux
9 13 (9.29%) Windows XP
10 8 (5.71%) AIX
11 4 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.86%) VMS
11 4 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.14%) Android
13 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.71%) Debian
14 1 (0.71%) Solaris
14 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.71%) ITIL
2 12 (8.57%) Migration
3 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
3 11 (7.86%) Problem Management
4 9 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (5.71%) Coaching
5 8 (5.71%) Data Protection
5 8 (5.71%) Service Management
6 6 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.57%) Change Management
7 5 (3.57%) Logistics
7 5 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.86%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.14%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (2.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.14%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.14%) People Management
9 3 (2.14%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) SQL
2 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.86%) C
4 2 (1.43%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (20.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (14.29%) MCSE
3 19 (13.57%) MCSA
4 9 (6.43%) CCNA
4 9 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (5.71%) MCITP
6 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.29%) MCP
8 5 (3.57%) Degree
8 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.86%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.14%) MCTS
11 2 (1.43%) ACSA
11 2 (1.43%) CCNP
11 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (1.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 96 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 53 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (18.57%) vSphere
4 21 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.00%) VMware ESX
6 13 (9.29%) XenApp
7 8 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (4.29%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.86%) MetaFrame
10 4 (2.86%) NFS
10 4 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.43%) Firmware
11 2 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (24.29%) NetBackup
2 21 (15.00%) WSUS
3 17 (12.14%) SCCM
4 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (7.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (7.86%) SCOM
4 11 (7.86%) Tivoli
5 9 (6.43%) Control-M
5 9 (6.43%) SCDPM
6 8 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Nagios
7 6 (4.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (3.57%) HP SIM
8 5 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (2.14%) AirWatch
10 3 (2.14%) AppManager
10 3 (2.14%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (2.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 77 (55.00%) VMware
2 74 (52.86%) Microsoft
3 62 (44.29%) Symantec
4 45 (32.14%) HP
5 39 (27.86%) Cisco
6 31 (22.14%) Citrix
7 19 (13.57%) NetApp
8 18 (12.86%) Dell
9 16 (11.43%) IBM
9 16 (11.43%) Intel Security
9 16 (11.43%) Veeam
10 12 (8.57%) Veritas
11 10 (7.14%) arcserve
11 10 (7.14%) EMC
12 9 (6.43%) 3PAR
12 9 (6.43%) CheckPoint
12 9 (6.43%) Oracle
13 8 (5.71%) Avaya
13 8 (5.71%) CommVault
13 8 (5.71%) Sophos
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