The median contractor rate for a Backup Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 599 620
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 20 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.048% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.051% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 1
Median daily rate £320 £268 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.62% -2.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £285 £293
% change year-on-year +8.77% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Backup Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Backup Engineer in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backup Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East +65 12 £310 +15.88% 4
London +5 5 £438 +41.12%
West Midlands +20 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Backup Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 21 (77.78%) NetBackup
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 17 (62.96%) SAN
4 14 (51.85%) EMC
4 14 (51.85%) Backup Exec
5 13 (48.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 13 (48.15%) Symantec
5 13 (48.15%) HP
5 13 (48.15%) AIX
5 13 (48.15%) Solaris
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco
6 12 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (44.44%) Veritas
6 12 (44.44%) HP Data Protector
6 12 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (44.44%) Brocade
7 10 (37.04%) Veeam
7 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
8 9 (33.33%) IBM
8 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (29.63%) Replication
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (22.22%) HP Storage
11 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
11 4 (14.81%) NAS
11 4 (14.81%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) SAN
2 12 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (14.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) ObjectStore
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Replication
2 6 (22.22%) HP Storage
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) AIX
3 13 (48.15%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) QMS
4 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.11%) C
1 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (77.78%) NetBackup
2 14 (51.85%) Backup Exec
3 13 (48.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 12 (44.44%) HP Data Protector
4 12 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (29.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (3.70%) SCDPM
7 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) EMC
2 13 (48.15%) HP
2 13 (48.15%) Symantec
3 12 (44.44%) Brocade
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) Veritas
4 10 (37.04%) Veeam
5 9 (33.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) VMware
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Rate: £300 - £345 per day
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + n/a
Posted: 5 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago