Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Symantec Backup Exec
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 751 719
Rank change year-on-year -30 -32 -116
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 115 135 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 1.16% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 84 114
UK median daily rate £311 £250 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.50% +14.29% -27.08%
10th Percentile £162 £134 £120
90th Percentile £451 £415 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £220 £230
% change year-on-year +43.18% -4.35% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 20
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.89% -4.05% -4.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.13
90th Percentile £43.00 £34.28 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year +45.83% -3.36% -3.90%

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 11655 11610 9836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.06% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7885 7436 6009
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -25.58% +12.98% -5.13%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Top 14 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 24 November 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 -17 100 £313 +13.64% 16
UK excluding London +12 84 £315 +43.18% 13
London -2 30 £250 -16.67% 3
North of England +53 29 £310 +42.53% 7
North East +75 20 £315 -7.89% 1
South East -10 15 £390 +48.57% 2
Midlands +35 12 £315 -21.25% 3
West Midlands +29 12 £315 +100.00% 3
Wales +12 10 £255 +13.33%
East of England -5 9 £300 +50.00%
South West 0 7 £300 +30.43% 1
North West +20 6 £180 -0.65% 3
Scotland +1 5 £175 +9.38%
Yorkshire +19 3 £325 +8.33% 3

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for Backup Exec.

1 99 (86.09%) Windows
2 74 (64.35%) Active Directory
3 68 (59.13%) Symantec
3 68 (59.13%) VMware
4 56 (48.70%) HP
4 56 (48.70%) Microsoft
5 52 (45.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
6 51 (44.35%) SAN
7 49 (42.61%) NetBackup
8 48 (41.74%) Veeam
9 46 (40.00%) Cisco
9 46 (40.00%) MS Exchange
10 40 (34.78%) ITIL
11 38 (33.04%) DNS
12 36 (31.30%) DHCP
13 35 (30.43%) Veritas
14 33 (28.70%) Hyper-V
15 32 (27.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (26.96%) TCP/IP
16 31 (26.96%) Linux
17 30 (26.09%) IBM
17 30 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
18 29 (25.22%) Replication
18 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
19 27 (23.48%) Office 365
20 26 (22.61%) MCSE
21 25 (21.74%) Solaris
21 25 (21.74%) EMC
21 25 (21.74%) HP Data Protector

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 46 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 17 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.70%) Skype for Business
5 7 (6.09%) Apache
5 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.09%) IIS
6 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.35%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.74%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.87%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.48%) Office 365
2 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.09%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.48%) G Suite
5 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (44.35%) SAN
2 38 (33.04%) DNS
3 36 (31.30%) DHCP
4 31 (26.96%) TCP/IP
5 30 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
6 16 (13.91%) Firewall
7 14 (12.17%) NAS
8 11 (9.57%) iSCSI
9 10 (8.70%) LAN
9 10 (8.70%) Wireless
10 9 (7.83%) VLAN
10 9 (7.83%) WAN
11 7 (6.09%) VPN
12 6 (5.22%) Intranet
13 5 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (3.48%) HTTP
14 4 (3.48%) SMTP
14 4 (3.48%) SSL
14 4 (3.48%) tcpdump
14 4 (3.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) MySQL
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 2 (1.74%) Legal
2 2 (1.74%) Retail
3 1 (0.87%) Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Law
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.39%) Backup Engineer
2 15 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.17%) Storage Engineer
4 13 (11.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (10.43%) Administrator
5 12 (10.43%) Analyst
6 11 (9.57%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) Support Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (7.83%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (6.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Desktop Support
11 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Wintel Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Project Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.61%) XML
2 3 (2.61%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.74%) CGI
3 2 (1.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.22%) Replication
2 13 (11.30%) Clustering
3 11 (9.57%) HP Storage
4 10 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Licensing
6 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.48%) BYOD
7 4 (3.48%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.74%) PKI
10 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.87%) iPad
10 1 (0.87%) iPhone
10 1 (0.87%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 99 (86.09%) Windows
2 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
3 31 (26.96%) Linux
4 25 (21.74%) Solaris
5 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (16.52%) AIX
7 16 (13.91%) Windows 7
8 15 (13.04%) Windows 10
9 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (6.09%) Unix
10 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (4.35%) Android
11 5 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (4.35%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.74%) Debian
14 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.78%) ITIL
2 17 (14.78%) Problem Management
3 16 (13.91%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (9.57%) Change Management
5 11 (9.57%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.57%) Quality Management
5 11 (9.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (8.70%) QMS
7 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.83%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.96%) Migration
8 8 (6.96%) Release Management
9 7 (6.09%) People Management
9 7 (6.09%) Software Licensing
9 7 (6.09%) Time Management
10 6 (5.22%) Budget Control
10 6 (5.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.52%) SQL
3 8 (6.96%) VBScript
4 2 (1.74%) C
5 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.87%) Perl
5 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (27.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
3 26 (22.61%) MCSE
4 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 17 (14.78%) Degree
6 16 (13.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (10.43%) MCSA
8 10 (8.70%) CCNA
8 10 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (7.83%) MCP
10 8 (6.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (6.96%) MCITP
10 8 (6.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (3.48%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.61%) ACSA
13 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.61%) HNC
13 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.74%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (64.35%) Active Directory
2 52 (45.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.70%) Hyper-V
4 17 (14.78%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.70%) Terminal Services
5 10 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (8.70%) vSphere
6 9 (7.83%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (5.22%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (4.35%) XenApp
9 4 (3.48%) iptables
10 3 (2.61%) ISA Server
10 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.74%) NFS
12 1 (0.87%) Docker
12 1 (0.87%) Firmware
12 1 (0.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (42.61%) NetBackup
2 25 (21.74%) HP Data Protector
3 23 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 23 (20.00%) SCCM
4 20 (17.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 19 (16.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 16 (13.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (12.17%) WSUS
8 13 (11.30%) SCOM
9 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (6.09%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (3.48%) AirWatch
11 4 (3.48%) SnapVault
11 4 (3.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (2.61%) SmoothWall
12 3 (2.61%) vCenter Server
13 2 (1.74%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (1.74%) Nagios
13 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 68 (59.13%) Symantec
1 68 (59.13%) VMware
2 56 (48.70%) HP
2 56 (48.70%) Microsoft
3 48 (41.74%) Veeam
4 46 (40.00%) Cisco
5 35 (30.43%) Veritas
6 30 (26.09%) IBM
7 25 (21.74%) EMC
8 20 (17.39%) Brocade
9 19 (16.52%) NetApp
10 18 (15.65%) Citrix
10 18 (15.65%) Dell
10 18 (15.65%) Sophos
11 14 (12.17%) McAfee
12 8 (6.96%) 3PAR
12 8 (6.96%) Apple
12 8 (6.96%) CommVault
12 8 (6.96%) EqualLogic
12 8 (6.96%) Google