Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Backup Engineer was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Backup Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 822 838
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 36 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.043% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.046% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 13
England median daily rate £323 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.01% +2.31% -4.41%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £200
90th Percentile £350 £388 £488
UK median daily rate £323 £330 £310
% change year-on-year -2.27% +6.45% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £29.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.60% -73.81%
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 £29.46
% change year-on-year - -40.60% -73.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Backup Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Backup Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Backup Engineer in England

Backup Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Backup Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Engineer in England

Backup Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Engineer in England

Backup Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +57 29 £320 +6.67%
North East +68 27 £320 +3.06%
East of England -12 3 £425 -17.15%
London -31 2 £390 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
South West +6 1 - -
South East +5 1 - -
Backup Engineer
UK

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Backup Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Backup Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (86.11%) SAN
2 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) HP
2 28 (77.78%) EMC
3 27 (75.00%) Symantec
4 26 (72.22%) NetBackup
5 25 (69.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 25 (69.44%) HP Data Protector
5 25 (69.44%) Cisco
5 25 (69.44%) Linux
6 24 (66.67%) Solaris
6 24 (66.67%) AIX
6 24 (66.67%) Brocade
6 24 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
7 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
8 20 (55.56%) Backup Exec
9 18 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 18 (50.00%) IBM
9 18 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 16 (44.44%) Veeam
11 15 (41.67%) Replication
11 15 (41.67%) Veritas
11 15 (41.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (36.11%) ITIL
13 11 (30.56%) Quality Management
13 11 (30.56%) QMS
14 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (25.00%) HP Storage
15 7 (19.44%) Performance Monitoring

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) SAN
2 24 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) DMZ
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) NAS
4 1 (2.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Replication
2 9 (25.00%) HP Storage
3 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 24 (66.67%) AIX
3 24 (66.67%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
6 1 (2.78%) SUSE
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (36.11%) ITIL
3 11 (30.56%) QMS
3 11 (30.56%) Quality Management
4 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
7 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.78%) Proactive Management
7 1 (2.78%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Release Management
7 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Server Building
7 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (72.22%) NetBackup
2 25 (69.44%) EMC NetWorker
2 25 (69.44%) HP Data Protector
3 20 (55.56%) Backup Exec
4 18 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (41.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (5.56%) WSUS
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.78%) PureDisk
7 1 (2.78%) SCCM
7 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.78%) Simpana
7 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) EMC
1 28 (77.78%) HP
2 27 (75.00%) Symantec
3 25 (69.44%) Cisco
4 24 (66.67%) Brocade
5 18 (50.00%) IBM
6 16 (44.44%) Veeam
7 15 (41.67%) Veritas
8 5 (13.89%) VMware
9 4 (11.11%) CommVault
9 4 (11.11%) Dell
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.11%) NetApp
10 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.78%) arcserve
10 1 (2.78%) CA
10 1 (2.78%) Oracle
10 1 (2.78%) SAP
10 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow