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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 500 445 457
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +12
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 111 155 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.40% 3.56% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 79 56
Average daily rate
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£180 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £169 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £379 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.25 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £31.30 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -33.00%

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
4630 4353 3951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.11% 7.96% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2555 2206
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 133 175
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £31.54 £40.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%

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 July 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 July 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 -53 102 £180 -40.00% 37
East of England +14 28 £175 -12.50% 3
London -27 23 £175 -37.77% 13
Norfolk +17 22 £175 -23.07%
South East -23 19 £288 +7.47% 9
North West -30 13 £278 -7.50%
West Midlands +7 9 £235 -26.56% 5
Manchester -26 9 £299 -0.41%
Scotland +2 7 £119 -
City of London -3 5 £200 -11.11% 4
South West -4 5 £143 -52.50% 2
West Yorkshire -17 5 £300 +106.89% 1
Oxfordshire -19 5 £230 - 1
Yorkshire -20 5 £300 -6.25% 3
Bedfordshire - 5 £160 -
Surrey -1 4 £275 - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £355 +86.84%
Milton Keynes -7 4 £355 +86.84%
Leeds - 4 £300 -
Coventry - 4 £235 - 2
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Bootle - 3 - -
Bedford - 3 £160 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 - - 4
Hampshire 0 2 £399 -1.52% 1
Wiltshire -5 2 £305 +3.38%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £399 -

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 163 (83.16%) Windows
2 118 (60.20%) Symantec
3 109 (55.61%) VMware
4 93 (47.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 87 (44.39%) Active Directory
7 82 (41.84%) Citrix
8 66 (33.67%) SAN
9 64 (32.65%) Windows 7
10 62 (31.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 62 (31.63%) ITIL
11 56 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 55 (28.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 54 (27.55%) SQL
13 54 (27.55%) DNS
14 44 (22.45%) DHCP
14 44 (22.45%) HP
15 38 (19.39%) Cisco
16 37 (18.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 36 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
18 35 (17.86%) MS Excel
18 35 (17.86%) SCCM
19 34 (17.35%) NetBackup
19 34 (17.35%) SLA
20 32 (16.33%) SCOM
20 32 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
21 30 (15.31%) MS Office
22 29 (14.80%) Firewall
23 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
24 27 (13.78%) VPN

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 56 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 32 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 17 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (8.67%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (6.63%) IIS
6 12 (6.12%) Lync
6 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.04%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.02%) TPMS
11 2 (1.02%) Moodle
12 1 (0.51%) Apache
12 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 35 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 30 (15.31%) MS Office
3 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.61%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.02%) SAP CCM
3 2 (1.02%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (33.67%) SAN
2 54 (27.55%) DNS
3 44 (22.45%) DHCP
4 29 (14.80%) Firewall
5 27 (13.78%) VPN
6 17 (8.67%) WAN
6 17 (8.67%) NAS
7 16 (8.16%) LAN
8 12 (6.12%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.57%) Wireless
9 7 (3.57%) VLAN
9 7 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.55%) Internet
11 4 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.04%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.04%) SSL
12 3 (1.53%) DMZ
12 3 (1.53%) VoIP
12 3 (1.53%) FirePass
12 3 (1.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.51%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (2.04%) Financial Institution
2 4 (2.04%) Legal
3 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.02%) Law
4 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (22.45%) Analyst
2 36 (18.37%) Support Engineer
3 28 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 25 (12.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (11.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (9.18%) Operations Engineer
7 17 (8.67%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.59%) Administrator
11 8 (4.08%) Backup Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Server Support
12 7 (3.57%) Desktop Support
12 7 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (3.06%) Desktop Analyst
13 6 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (3.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) CSS
2 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.51%) Middleware
2 1 (0.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 20 (10.20%) Clustering
2 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.59%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.55%) PKI
6 4 (2.04%) Handset
6 4 (2.04%) iPhone
6 4 (2.04%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.04%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.53%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.02%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.02%) EPoS
8 2 (1.02%) NHS
8 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 163 (83.16%) Windows
2 93 (47.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (32.65%) Windows 7
4 62 (31.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.61%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.10%) Android
9 9 (4.59%) UNIX
10 5 (2.55%) Linux
10 5 (2.55%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.51%) AIX
13 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.63%) ITIL
2 23 (11.73%) CRM
3 20 (10.20%) Service Management
4 13 (6.63%) Problem Management
5 12 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.61%) Migration
7 10 (5.10%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.08%) Change Management
10 4 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.04%) Information Security
10 4 (2.04%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.04%) ITSM
10 4 (2.04%) Process Management
10 4 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.04%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.04%) Security Patching
10 4 (2.04%) Server Building
11 3 (1.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (27.55%) SQL
2 4 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (18.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 20 (10.20%) MCSE
3 19 (9.69%) MCITP
4 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.63%) CCNA
5 13 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.12%) MCSA
6 12 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.61%) MCP
8 9 (4.59%) CCA
8 9 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (4.59%) MCTS
9 7 (3.57%) Degree
10 4 (2.04%) HND
11 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.53%) VCP5
11 3 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.02%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.35%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (44.39%) Active Directory
2 55 (28.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.78%) vSphere
4 24 (12.24%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.24%) Xen
5 19 (9.69%) XenApp
6 12 (6.12%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (3.06%) Terminal Services
8 6 (3.06%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.02%) NFS
10 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.02%) XenServer
10 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.51%) vCloud
11 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (17.86%) SCCM
2 34 (17.35%) NetBackup
3 32 (16.33%) SCOM
4 20 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (8.67%) WSUS
6 15 (7.65%) Nagios
7 7 (3.57%) Tivoli
7 7 (3.57%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.55%) Legato
8 5 (2.55%) Control-M
9 4 (2.04%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.53%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.53%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.53%) ARCserve
10 3 (1.53%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 118 (60.20%) Symantec
2 109 (55.61%) VMware
3 91 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 82 (41.84%) Citrix
5 44 (22.45%) HP
6 38 (19.39%) Cisco
7 25 (12.76%) Sophos
8 24 (12.24%) SAP
9 21 (10.71%) Hitachi
10 19 (9.69%) McAfee
11 16 (8.16%) Veritas
12 13 (6.63%) Veeam
13 12 (6.12%) NetApp
13 12 (6.12%) Dell
13 12 (6.12%) EMC
14 10 (5.10%) Apple
15 8 (4.08%) CheckPoint
16 7 (3.57%) Mitel
16 7 (3.57%) Oracle
17 6 (3.06%) CommVault
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