Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 23 May 2018 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.

Symantec Backup Exec
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 760 741
Rank change year-on-year -23 -19 -45
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 98 68 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 0.70% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 60
UK median daily rate £330 £300 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.42% +45.73%
10th Percentile £129 £153 £129
90th Percentile £513 £443 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £263 £350
% change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 22
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £21.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.63% +12.72% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.28 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.00 £27.55 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -7.32% +18.84% -15.85%

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

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,075 9,674 10,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 10.72% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,705 6,411 6,906
UK median daily rate £483 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £271 £263
90th Percentile £631 £602 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 215 271
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.24% +5.67%

Backup Exec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Backup Exec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backup Exec over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backup Exec over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 May 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 -3 92 £328 +0.77% 40
UK excluding London +5 66 £306 +16.67% 34
London -50 30 £394 +6.42% 8
South East -9 24 £397 +22.15% 5
East of England +14 14 £300 -7.69% 7
South West +15 10 £286 -4.58% 4
Midlands -9 7 £330 - 4
North of England -12 7 £271 +40.00% 12
West Midlands -18 6 £330 - 3
Wales -5 5 £400 -11.11% 2
North East +13 4 £275 +120.00% 2
North West -14 3 £206 -21.43% 4
East Midlands - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Backup Exec.

1 85 (86.73%) Windows
2 71 (72.45%) VMware
3 60 (61.22%) Active Directory
4 59 (60.20%) Windows Server
5 55 (56.12%) Microsoft
6 48 (48.98%) Symantec
7 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 45 (45.92%) Veeam
8 45 (45.92%) MS Exchange
9 43 (43.88%) DNS
10 40 (40.82%) Hyper-V
11 38 (38.78%) HP
11 38 (38.78%) SQL
12 35 (35.71%) Citrix
13 34 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (33.67%) DHCP
15 29 (29.59%) ITIL
16 28 (28.57%) Linux
16 28 (28.57%) NetApp
17 26 (26.53%) Firewall
18 25 (25.51%) SAN
19 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
20 23 (23.47%) Problem Management
21 22 (22.45%) Cisco
22 21 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
22 21 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
23 20 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
23 20 (20.41%) McAfee
23 20 (20.41%) Norton AntiVirus

Backup Exec
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 45 (45.92%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.35%) SharePoint
3 16 (16.33%) Skype for Business
4 15 (15.31%) IIS
5 13 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.04%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.02%) Apache
9 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) LatentZero
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.02%) G Suite
4 1 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (43.88%) DNS
2 33 (33.67%) DHCP
3 26 (26.53%) Firewall
4 25 (25.51%) SAN
5 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
6 16 (16.33%) iSCSI
7 13 (13.27%) LAN
8 12 (12.24%) NAS
8 12 (12.24%) VPN
8 12 (12.24%) WAN
9 11 (11.22%) VLAN
10 10 (10.20%) NetScaler
11 9 (9.18%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (7.14%) Skype
12 7 (7.14%) Wireless
13 5 (5.10%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (4.08%) SMS
14 4 (4.08%) SSL
15 3 (3.06%) Intranet
15 3 (3.06%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) MySQL
3 4 (4.08%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Advertising
2 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.02%) Back Office
3 1 (1.02%) Billing
3 1 (1.02%) Law
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Analyst
3 12 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Storage Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Storage Specialist
8 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.10%) IT Support
9 4 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.08%) IT Services Manager
9 4 (4.08%) IT Technician
9 4 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Apache Axis
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) LAMP
2 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.02%) REST
2 1 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Replication
2 11 (11.22%) Clustering
3 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
4 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.14%) HP Superdome
6 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.08%) CESG
7 4 (4.08%) PKI
8 3 (3.06%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.04%) iPad
9 2 (2.04%) iPhone
9 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.02%) CCTV
10 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
10 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.02%) iSeries
10 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 85 (86.73%) Windows
2 59 (60.20%) Windows Server
3 34 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (28.57%) Linux
5 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (19.39%) Windows 7
7 15 (15.31%) Windows 10
8 9 (9.18%) Windows 8
9 8 (8.16%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (7.14%) Windows NT
10 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (5.10%) Mac OS X
12 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (3.06%) AIX
13 3 (3.06%) Android
13 3 (3.06%) Solaris
14 2 (2.04%) Unix
15 1 (1.02%) Debian
15 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
15 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) ITIL
2 23 (23.47%) Problem Management
3 21 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (11.22%) Service Management
5 10 (10.20%) Time Management
6 8 (8.16%) Patch Management
7 7 (7.14%) Commercial Awareness
7 7 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
7 7 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 7 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (6.12%) Capacity Management
8 6 (6.12%) Change Management
8 6 (6.12%) ITSM
8 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.12%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.10%) Migration
9 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.78%) SQL
2 16 (16.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.18%) VBScript
4 4 (4.08%) Perl
5 3 (3.06%) C
6 1 (1.02%) AWK
6 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.02%) C#
6 1 (1.02%) Python
6 1 (1.02%) Ruby
6 1 (1.02%) sed
6 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (17.35%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.31%) MCSA
3 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.24%) MCSE
5 8 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (7.14%) Degree
7 6 (6.12%) MCITP
7 6 (6.12%) MCP
7 6 (6.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.10%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.08%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.06%) CCNA
10 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (1.02%) NCDA
12 1 (1.02%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (61.22%) Active Directory
2 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (40.82%) Hyper-V
4 20 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (18.37%) XenApp
6 12 (12.24%) vSphere
7 10 (10.20%) XenDesktop
8 9 (9.18%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (9.18%) XenServer
9 8 (8.16%) Terminal Services
10 7 (7.14%) BitLocker
10 7 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (7.14%) NFS
10 7 (7.14%) VirtualBox
11 4 (4.08%) Firmware
12 2 (2.04%) DFS Replication
12 2 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (2.04%) VMware Server
13 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (20.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 19 (19.39%) NetBackup
3 18 (18.37%) SCCM
4 17 (17.35%) SCOM
5 12 (12.24%) HP Data Protector
6 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (9.18%) WSUS
7 6 (6.12%) OVSD
7 6 (6.12%) SCSM
8 4 (4.08%) AirWatch
8 4 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (4.08%) PureDisk
8 4 (4.08%) Simpana
8 4 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (2.04%) SnapVault
9 2 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (2.04%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 71 (72.45%) VMware
2 55 (56.12%) Microsoft
3 48 (48.98%) Symantec
4 45 (45.92%) Veeam
5 38 (38.78%) HP
6 35 (35.71%) Citrix
7 28 (28.57%) NetApp
8 22 (22.45%) Cisco
9 20 (20.41%) McAfee
10 19 (19.39%) IBM
10 19 (19.39%) Veritas
11 16 (16.33%) Dell
11 16 (16.33%) Sophos
12 15 (15.31%) 3PAR
12 15 (15.31%) arcserve
13 14 (14.29%) EMC
14 13 (13.27%) Oracle
15 12 (12.24%) CommVault
16 11 (11.22%) SolarWinds
17 9 (9.18%) EqualLogic