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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 507 501 414
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -87
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 86 98 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.98% 2.30% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 81
Average daily rate
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£150 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £134 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
-58.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 13
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £29.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £13.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+52.33% -26.38%

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
4339 4263 3298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 7.56% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2652 2437 1898
Average daily rate £410 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
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 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 161 163
Average hourly rate £20.19 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 -35 59 £275 -15.38% 47
Scotland +24 25 £127 -58.36% 1
London -8 21 £400 +33.33% 14
West Midlands -9 8 - - 6
East Midlands +8 7 £308 - 3
South East -41 7 £275 -3.50% 8
East of England +17 6 £165 -55.40% 2
City of London +23 5 £420 +71.42% 2
Edinburgh -2 5 £115 -62.29%
Yorkshire -14 5 £140 - 10
Derbyshire - 4 - - 2
Birmingham -7 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes -8 3 £250 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £250 -9.09%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £213 - 8
Nottinghamshire -12 3 £308 -
Suffolk - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £275 - 4
South West +3 2 £100 -70.14% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £165 -55.40%
Nottingham -13 2 £300 -
North West -22 2 - - 3
Guildford - 2 £275 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - - 3
Leeds - 2 - - 3
Bristol -2 1 £100 -71.42%
Oxfordshire -18 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £213 - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 3

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 146 (84.88%) Windows
2 79 (45.93%) VMware
3 74 (43.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (42.44%) Microsoft
5 71 (41.28%) Symantec
6 69 (40.12%) Active Directory
6 69 (40.12%) MS Exchange
7 54 (31.40%) ITIL
8 47 (27.33%) Citrix
9 45 (26.16%) DNS
10 44 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 42 (24.42%) SAN
13 38 (22.09%) NetBackup
14 37 (21.51%) DHCP
15 36 (20.93%) Firewall
16 34 (19.77%) Cisco
16 34 (19.77%) HP
17 33 (19.19%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (18.02%) Hyper-V
19 29 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 28 (16.28%) Service Management
21 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
22 26 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2003
23 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
24 24 (13.95%) vSphere
24 24 (13.95%) Windows XP
24 24 (13.95%) MS Excel

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 69 (40.12%) MS Exchange
2 33 (19.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.07%) Lync
6 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.49%) IIS
8 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.16%) Moodle
9 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.16%) DNS
2 42 (24.42%) SAN
3 37 (21.51%) DHCP
4 36 (20.93%) Firewall
5 22 (12.79%) WAN
5 22 (12.79%) LAN
6 18 (10.47%) TCP/IP
6 18 (10.47%) VPN
7 11 (6.40%) NAS
8 9 (5.23%) iSCSI
9 8 (4.65%) Wireless
9 8 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (4.07%) VLAN
11 6 (3.49%) SSL
12 5 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (2.33%) Network Security
13 4 (2.33%) VoIP
14 3 (1.74%) DMZ
15 2 (1.16%) Internet
15 2 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
2 3 (1.74%) Banking
3 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.16%) Law
3 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Games
4 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 42 (24.42%) Analyst
2 20 (11.63%) Support Analyst
3 19 (11.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (7.56%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (6.40%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.23%) Server Support
9 8 (4.65%) Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.49%) Consultant
10 6 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.16%) CSS
1 2 (1.16%) XML
1 2 (1.16%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.58%) LAMP
2 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.37%) Blackberry
2 22 (12.79%) Clustering
3 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.65%) iPhone
4 8 (4.65%) Replication
5 6 (3.49%) iPad
6 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.33%) Handset
8 3 (1.74%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.16%) NHS
9 2 (1.16%) PKI
10 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.58%) Open Source
10 1 (0.58%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 146 (84.88%) Windows
2 74 (43.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 43 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (13.95%) Windows XP
6 17 (9.88%) UNIX
7 14 (8.14%) Linux
7 14 (8.14%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.81%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.74%) Solaris
11 2 (1.16%) Android
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.40%) ITIL
2 28 (16.28%) Service Management
3 17 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (8.72%) Migration
5 14 (8.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.65%) Change Management
8 7 (4.07%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.49%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.91%) Project Management
11 4 (2.33%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.74%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (1.74%) Performance Management
12 3 (1.74%) Data Protection
12 3 (1.74%) Project Planning
12 3 (1.74%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (1.74%) Operations Management
12 3 (1.74%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.21%) SQL
2 12 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.33%) C
4 2 (1.16%) VBScript
5 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
3 23 (13.37%) MCSE
4 22 (12.79%) SC Cleared
5 20 (11.63%) MCP
6 11 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.07%) MCITP
7 7 (4.07%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.74%) VCP4
8 3 (1.74%) VCP5
8 3 (1.74%) MCSA
8 3 (1.74%) CCNA
9 2 (1.16%) HND
9 2 (1.16%) Degree
9 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (40.12%) Active Directory
2 44 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (18.02%) Hyper-V
4 24 (13.95%) vSphere
5 15 (8.72%) XenApp
6 12 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 9 (5.23%) Terminal Services
8 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (4.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.91%) Firmware
10 4 (2.33%) Xen
11 3 (1.74%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.74%) NFS
11 3 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.74%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.74%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.16%) UAG
13 1 (0.58%) vCloud
13 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 38 (22.09%) NetBackup
2 22 (12.79%) SCOM
3 17 (9.88%) SCCM
4 14 (8.14%) ARCserve
5 12 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (6.98%) Nagios
6 10 (5.81%) Legato
6 10 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (5.23%) WSUS
8 7 (4.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (4.07%) SCDPM
9 6 (3.49%) Data Guard
9 6 (3.49%) OVSD
10 4 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.33%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.74%) Control-M
11 3 (1.74%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (1.74%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (1.74%) vMotion
11 3 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 79 (45.93%) VMware
2 73 (42.44%) Microsoft
3 71 (41.28%) Symantec
4 47 (27.33%) Citrix
5 34 (19.77%) HP
5 34 (19.77%) Cisco
6 20 (11.63%) NetApp
7 16 (9.30%) Sophos
8 14 (8.14%) McAfee
9 13 (7.56%) Dell
9 13 (7.56%) EMC
9 13 (7.56%) Veeam
10 12 (6.98%) Oracle
11 7 (4.07%) Veritas
11 7 (4.07%) SonicWALL
11 7 (4.07%) Lumension
12 6 (3.49%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.49%) IBM
12 6 (3.49%) BMC
12 6 (3.49%) CA
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