Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 756 706
Rank change year-on-year -32 -50 -120
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 94 129 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 1.10% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 134
UK median daily rate £314 £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% +37.50% -33.33%
10th Percentile £173 £128 £120
90th Percentile £434 £406 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £250 £200
% change year-on-year +26.00% +25.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £20.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +9.46% -4.54%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £34.98 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £20.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +29.63% +8.00% +5.63%

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 11149 11683 9677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.13% 11.09% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 7464 5917
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 262 332
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £24.75 £20.19
% change year-on-year -29.80% +22.62% +0.93%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -7 83 £313 +11.61% 9
UK excluding London +12 71 £315 +26.00% 7
North of England +66 28 £310 +24.00% 1
London -1 22 £244 -18.41% 2
North East +87 20 £315 -7.89%
West Midlands +36 12 £315 +17.21%
Midlands +26 12 £315 -10.00% 1
South East -9 9 £380 +53.54% 3
East of England -29 8 £318 +58.75% 1
Wales +8 6 £438 +34.62%
North West +19 5 £180 -17.24% 1
Scotland +9 5 £175 +9.38%
South West -3 4 £180 -40.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 3 £325 +16.07%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 83 (88.30%) Windows
2 61 (64.89%) Active Directory
2 61 (64.89%) Symantec
3 54 (57.45%) VMware
4 50 (53.19%) HP
5 49 (52.13%) SAN
6 48 (51.06%) Microsoft
7 45 (47.87%) Windows Server
8 43 (45.74%) Veeam
9 41 (43.62%) Cisco
10 40 (42.55%) MS Exchange
10 40 (42.55%) NetBackup
10 40 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (35.11%) ITIL
12 32 (34.04%) DNS
13 31 (32.98%) DHCP
14 30 (31.91%) Veritas
15 29 (30.85%) TCP/IP
16 28 (29.79%) Linux
16 28 (29.79%) Fibre Channel
17 27 (28.72%) IBM
17 27 (28.72%) Replication
18 26 (27.66%) Hyper-V
19 25 (26.60%) EMC
19 25 (26.60%) Solaris
20 24 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (25.53%) PowerShell
20 24 (25.53%) HP Data Protector
21 22 (23.40%) Security Cleared
21 22 (23.40%) 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 40 (42.55%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.28%) SharePoint
3 16 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.51%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.38%) Apache
6 6 (6.38%) IIS
6 6 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.13%) MediaWiki
10 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.34%) Office 365
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.26%) G Suite
5 3 (3.19%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (52.13%) SAN
2 32 (34.04%) DNS
3 31 (32.98%) DHCP
4 29 (30.85%) TCP/IP
5 28 (29.79%) Fibre Channel
6 14 (14.89%) Firewall
7 13 (13.83%) NAS
8 10 (10.64%) LAN
9 9 (9.57%) WAN
9 9 (9.57%) Wireless
10 8 (8.51%) iSCSI
11 7 (7.45%) VLAN
12 6 (6.38%) VPN
13 5 (5.32%) Intranet
14 4 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (4.26%) HTTP
14 4 (4.26%) SMTP
14 4 (4.26%) SSL
14 4 (4.26%) tcpdump
14 4 (4.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Law
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Local Government
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Backup Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) Administrator
3 11 (11.70%) Analyst
3 11 (11.70%) Storage Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Project Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (4.26%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.19%) XML
2 3 (3.19%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.13%) CGI
3 2 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.72%) Replication
2 11 (11.70%) Clustering
2 11 (11.70%) HP Storage
3 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.26%) BYOD
5 4 (4.26%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
8 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.06%) Life Science
8 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 83 (88.30%) Windows
2 45 (47.87%) Windows Server
3 28 (29.79%) Linux
4 25 (26.60%) Solaris
5 19 (20.21%) AIX
5 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
7 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (10.64%) Windows 10
9 8 (8.51%) Unix
10 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (5.32%) Android
12 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
13 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
13 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (2.13%) Debian
14 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.11%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Problem Management
3 12 (12.77%) Change Management
3 12 (12.77%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (11.70%) Quality Management
5 10 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (10.64%) QMS
6 9 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.57%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.51%) Migration
7 8 (8.51%) Release Management
7 8 (8.51%) Time Management
8 6 (6.38%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.32%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.26%) Database Tuning
10 4 (4.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.89%) SQL
3 8 (8.51%) VBScript
4 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
4 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 18 (19.15%) MCSE
4 15 (15.96%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.70%) MCSA
6 10 (10.64%) Degree
6 10 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (7.45%) MCITP
7 7 (7.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.32%) CCNA
8 5 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.32%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (4.26%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.26%) MCP
10 3 (3.19%) ACSA
10 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) CCENT
11 2 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (64.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (27.66%) Hyper-V
4 16 (17.02%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (10.64%) Terminal Services
6 9 (9.57%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (6.38%) vSphere
8 5 (5.32%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (5.32%) XenApp
9 4 (4.26%) iptables
10 3 (3.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (3.19%) ISA Server
10 3 (3.19%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.06%) Firmware
11 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (42.55%) NetBackup
2 24 (25.53%) HP Data Protector
3 22 (23.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 20 (21.28%) EMC NetWorker
4 20 (21.28%) SCCM
5 18 (19.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 16 (17.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (12.77%) WSUS
8 11 (11.70%) SCOM
9 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (5.32%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (3.19%) AirWatch
11 3 (3.19%) SmoothWall
12 2 (2.13%) Cisco LMS
12 2 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
12 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
13 1 (1.06%) PureDisk
13 1 (1.06%) Simpana
13 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (64.89%) Symantec
2 54 (57.45%) VMware
3 50 (53.19%) HP
4 48 (51.06%) Microsoft
5 43 (45.74%) Veeam
6 41 (43.62%) Cisco
7 30 (31.91%) Veritas
8 27 (28.72%) IBM
9 25 (26.60%) EMC
10 20 (21.28%) Brocade
11 17 (18.09%) Dell
12 16 (17.02%) Citrix
13 14 (14.89%) Sophos
14 12 (12.77%) McAfee
15 11 (11.70%) NetApp
16 8 (8.51%) Google
17 7 (7.45%) 3PAR
17 7 (7.45%) Apple
17 7 (7.45%) CommVault
17 7 (7.45%) EqualLogic