The median contractor rate for a Backup Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 650 639
Rank change year-on-year +44 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Consultant 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.008% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £425 £460 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +67.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £275
% change year-on-year +3.65% +49.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
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 £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Backup Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Backup Consultant in the UK

Backup Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Consultant in the UK

Backup Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Consultant in the UK

Backup Consultant
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Consultant within the UK 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
England +22 3 £425 +8.97%
Tyne and Wear +73 1 £425 +32.81%
Newcastle upon Tyne +73 1 £425 +32.81%
North East +72 1 £425 +32.81%
East of England - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Backup Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Backup Consultant 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 featuring Backup Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Regular Expression
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) SSH
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Veeam
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Flash
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) Telnet
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

Backup Consultant 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
1 2 (28.57%) Telnet
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Flash
1 2 (28.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Change Control
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Dell
1 2 (28.57%) Veeam
2 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) VMware