The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Backup Exec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Backup Exec over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Symantec Backup Exec
UK / England
Rank 536 549 541
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 30 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 1.44% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 21
Median daily rate £375 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £300 £150
% change year-on-year -25.00% +100.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 17
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.95% +53.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year - +113.02%  

Backup Exec is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4120 4577 4159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.94% 9.33% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2770 2924 2485
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 123 169
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.86 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Backup Exec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Backup Exec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Backup Exec in England

Backup Exec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Exec in England

Backup Exec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Backup Exec in England

Backup Exec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Exec in England

Backup Exec
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 Exec within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
London +34 20 £395 +139.39% 4
South East -13 5 £400 +14.28% 2
North West +27 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +18 1 £305 - 2
West Midlands +13 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £125 - 2
Backup Exec
UK

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Backup Exec.

1 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 51 (66.23%) Active Directory
3 50 (64.94%) VMware
4 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
5 44 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 35 (45.45%) MS Exchange
7 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (36.36%) Symantec
9 24 (31.17%) NetBackup
10 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (27.27%) Cisco
12 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (24.68%) DNS
14 18 (23.38%) DHCP
14 18 (23.38%) MS Office
15 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
15 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
16 16 (20.78%) Veeam
16 16 (20.78%) Office 365
16 16 (20.78%) SAN
17 15 (19.48%) LAN
17 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
17 15 (19.48%) ITIL
17 15 (19.48%) Firewall
17 15 (19.48%) Finance
18 14 (18.18%) HP
18 14 (18.18%) Hyper-V
18 14 (18.18%) SCCM

Backup Exec
Top Related 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 35 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.19%) IIS
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) MS Office
2 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.60%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) DNS
2 18 (23.38%) DHCP
3 16 (20.78%) SAN
4 15 (19.48%) Firewall
4 15 (19.48%) LAN
5 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
5 13 (16.88%) WAN
6 9 (11.69%) VPN
7 7 (9.09%) Network Security
8 6 (7.79%) NAS
9 5 (6.49%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (6.49%) Internet
9 5 (6.49%) Wireless
10 4 (5.19%) IP Telephony
10 4 (5.19%) SSL
11 3 (3.90%) ADSL
11 3 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.90%) FTP
11 3 (3.90%) Skype
11 3 (3.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) ObjectStore
4 2 (2.60%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.19%) Law
5 3 (3.90%) Advertising
5 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.60%) Electronics
6 2 (2.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Support Engineer
2 13 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Administrator
3 10 (12.99%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) Backup Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Database Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) IT Support
9 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) AS400
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (2.60%) Life Science
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 44 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
5 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.49%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.19%) Linux
8 4 (5.19%) Unix
9 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.60%) AIX
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.30%) Solaris
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) Migration
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
3 5 (6.49%) Software Deployment
3 5 (6.49%) Time Management
4 4 (5.19%) Change Management
4 4 (5.19%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
5 3 (3.90%) Network Design
5 3 (3.90%) Project Management
5 3 (3.90%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (3.90%) Release Management
5 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.60%) Change Control
6 2 (2.60%) High Availability
6 2 (2.60%) Investment Management
6 2 (2.60%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.09%) SQL
3 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.60%) C
5 1 (1.30%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) MCSE
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.09%) CCNA
4 4 (5.19%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.90%) RHCE
6 2 (2.60%) MCITP
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) CCA
7 1 (1.30%) CCNP
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) BS25999
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (66.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.79%) vSphere
6 4 (5.19%) Firmware
6 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.90%) XenApp
8 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.60%) XenServer
9 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (31.17%) NetBackup
2 14 (18.18%) SCCM
3 9 (11.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (9.09%) WSUS
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (6.49%) NetVault Backup
5 5 (6.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (5.19%) SCOM
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.60%) SCDPM
8 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.30%) DameWare
9 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.30%) PureDisk
9 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.30%) Simpana
9 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (64.94%) VMware
2 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
3 28 (36.36%) Symantec
4 21 (27.27%) Cisco
5 16 (20.78%) Veeam
6 14 (18.18%) HP
7 11 (14.29%) Citrix
7 11 (14.29%) NetApp
8 9 (11.69%) Dell
8 9 (11.69%) SolarWinds
8 9 (11.69%) Veritas
9 6 (7.79%) SAP
10 5 (6.49%) Apple
10 5 (6.49%) EMC
10 5 (6.49%) IBM
11 4 (5.19%) CommVault
12 3 (3.90%) arcserve
12 3 (3.90%) Avaya
12 3 (3.90%) Oracle
12 3 (3.90%) Remedy