Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Backup Engineer was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 852 863
Rank change year-on-year +48 +11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 36 58 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.053% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.056% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 15
UK median daily rate £315 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.61% - +14.81%
10th Percentile £296 £224 £188
90th Percentile £411 £438 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £313 £250
% change year-on-year -0.80% +25.00% -24.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.50 -

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 90227 104434 107865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58501 67966 66791
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2891 3103 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +1.49%

Backup Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Backup Engineer in the UK

Backup Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Engineer in the UK

Backup Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backup Engineer over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Backup Engineer in the UK

Backup Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Engineer in the UK

Backup Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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
England +56 31 £321 +12.72% 3
UK excluding London +31 30 £310 -0.80% 3
North of England +67 23 £310 +24.00% 1
North East +46 20 £310 +24.00%
London +25 6 £450 +104.55%
Scotland +40 4 £285 -13.64%
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
North West +42 1 - - 1
West Midlands +34 1 £375 -
Midlands +27 1 £375 -
South East +15 1 £400 +15.94% 1
Wales +2 1 £250 -50.00%

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring Backup Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) NetBackup
2 26 (72.22%) SAN
3 25 (69.44%) EMC
4 23 (63.89%) Linux
5 22 (61.11%) Windows
5 22 (61.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 21 (58.33%) Cisco
7 20 (55.56%) Symantec
8 19 (52.78%) HP
8 19 (52.78%) AIX
8 19 (52.78%) Solaris
8 19 (52.78%) Brocade
9 18 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
9 18 (50.00%) Backup Exec
9 18 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
10 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
11 15 (41.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (41.67%) Veritas
12 14 (38.89%) IBM
12 14 (38.89%) Veeam
13 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
14 12 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (33.33%) Replication
15 11 (30.56%) Performance Tuning
16 7 (19.44%) HP Storage
16 7 (19.44%) Finance
16 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (19.44%) ITIL
17 6 (16.67%) QMS
17 6 (16.67%) Quality Management

Backup Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (72.22%) SAN
2 18 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (13.89%) NAS
4 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Replication
2 7 (19.44%) HP Storage
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Linux
2 22 (61.11%) Windows
3 19 (52.78%) AIX
3 19 (52.78%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.67%) QMS
3 6 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.33%) Data Management
6 3 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Change Management
8 1 (2.78%) Migration
8 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.78%) Release Management
8 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (8.33%) C
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (77.78%) NetBackup
2 22 (61.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 18 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 18 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
4 15 (41.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.78%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.78%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (2.78%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.78%) PureDisk
7 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.78%) Simpana
7 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) EMC
2 21 (58.33%) Cisco
3 20 (55.56%) Symantec
4 19 (52.78%) Brocade
4 19 (52.78%) HP
5 15 (41.67%) Veritas
6 14 (38.89%) IBM
6 14 (38.89%) Veeam
7 3 (8.33%) Dell
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 3 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (5.56%) arcserve
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.56%) NetApp
9 1 (2.78%) BMC
9 1 (2.78%) CA
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix
9 1 (2.78%) CommVault
9 1 (2.78%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Apply Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day 6 months.
Posted: 4 hours ago