Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Backup Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 Administrator
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 897 872 883
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Administrator 3 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.004% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
UK median daily rate £450 £263 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -40.17% +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £263 £450
% change year-on-year +42.86% -41.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,705 94,167 100,425
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,196 61,779 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,152 2,826 3,267
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

Backup Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Backup Administrator in the UK

Backup Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Administrator in the UK

Backup Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Administrator in the UK

Backup Administrator
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
England -6 3 £450 +71.43% 6
London -11 2 £450 - 3
UK excluding London -33 1 £375 +42.86% 3
South West - 1 £375 - 3

Backup Administrator Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Backup Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Backup Administrator in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Server Management
3 1 (33.33%) GPFS
3 1 (33.33%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (33.33%) arcserve
3 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup

Backup Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) arcserve
3 1 (33.33%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat