The first table below looks at the demand for Backup Exec skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Backup Exec over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 116 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.38% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.12% 8.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £350 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £17.16
% change year-on-year
-36.11% +4.89%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
178 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 4.69% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 45 43
Average daily rate £275 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £522 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £15.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Backup Exec
England

Backup Exec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Backup Exec Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Backup Exec
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Backup Exec across the West Midlands region.

Backup Exec Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Backup Exec
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec across the West Midlands region.

Backup Exec Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Backup Exec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £350 - 1
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Backup Exec
England

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR