Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 784 752
Rank change year-on-year -21 -32 -40
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 97 83 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.69% 0.74% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 85
UK median daily rate £330 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £165 £169 £139
90th Percentile £435 £394 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £275
% change year-on-year +6.45% +12.73% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 18
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.00% +31.58% +2.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.18 £12.83
90th Percentile £23.75 £27.38 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +33.33% -

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 14,119 11,250 12,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 11.45% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,490 7,450 7,825
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 266 278
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -24.31% +17.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year - -35.19% +33.76%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
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 Exec within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -7 89 £330 +6.45% 47
UK excluding London -24 63 £330 +6.45% 26
London 0 31 £350 +43.59% 24
South East -18 21 £397 +14.24% 7
East of England +6 17 £315 -3.08% 3
Midlands -14 14 £330 +25.12% 4
West Midlands -22 10 £330 +25.12% 3
North West -17 5 £210 -11.58% 3
North of England -29 5 £210 -32.26% 7
East Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
Scotland -17 3 - - 3
Wales -18 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 81 (83.51%) Windows
2 68 (70.10%) Active Directory
3 65 (67.01%) VMware
4 59 (60.82%) MS Exchange
5 53 (54.64%) Microsoft
6 49 (50.52%) Windows Server
7 41 (42.27%) DNS
8 40 (41.24%) Veeam
9 37 (38.14%) DHCP
10 36 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (35.05%) Symantec
12 32 (32.99%) Firewall
12 32 (32.99%) Citrix
13 31 (31.96%) Windows 7
13 31 (31.96%) Hyper-V
14 30 (30.93%) SQL
15 29 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (28.87%) Microsoft Office
16 28 (28.87%) Sophos
17 26 (26.80%) McAfee
17 26 (26.80%) VPN
18 25 (25.77%) HP
18 25 (25.77%) Linux
19 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (21.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 21 (21.65%) Cisco
21 20 (20.62%) Windows 10
22 19 (19.59%) LAN
22 19 (19.59%) PowerShell
22 19 (19.59%) WSUS

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 59 (60.82%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (11.34%) Skype for Business
4 10 (10.31%) IIS
4 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
5 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.06%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.03%) Apache
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (28.87%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) Office 365
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.31%) Mimecast
3 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.06%) IaaS
6 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.03%) G Suite
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (42.27%) DNS
2 37 (38.14%) DHCP
3 32 (32.99%) Firewall
4 26 (26.80%) VPN
5 19 (19.59%) LAN
6 17 (17.53%) WAN
7 16 (16.49%) VLAN
8 15 (15.46%) SAN
9 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
10 11 (11.34%) iSCSI
10 11 (11.34%) NetScaler
11 10 (10.31%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (10.31%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (6.19%) NAS
13 5 (5.15%) Skype
13 5 (5.15%) Wireless
14 3 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
14 3 (3.09%) VSAN
15 2 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) MySQL
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Back Office
3 3 (3.09%) Advertising
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Analyst
2 19 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (15.46%) Support Analyst
4 13 (13.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Support Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) IT Support
6 9 (9.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
7 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (6.19%) IT Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Storage Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) Apache Axis
2 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.03%) REST
2 1 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.31%) Replication
3 9 (9.28%) Clustering
4 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.12%) iPhone
5 4 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.09%) CESG
6 3 (3.09%) FlexPod
6 3 (3.09%) PKI
7 2 (2.06%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.06%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (2.06%) NHS
8 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) RIA
8 1 (1.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 81 (83.51%) Windows
2 49 (50.52%) Windows Server
3 31 (31.96%) Windows 7
4 29 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (25.77%) Linux
6 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (20.62%) Windows 10
8 10 (10.31%) Android
8 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (8.25%) Unix
10 7 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (7.22%) Windows NT
11 6 (6.19%) Windows 8
12 4 (4.12%) Solaris
13 3 (3.09%) Windows Phone
13 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
14 2 (2.06%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (1.03%) CentOS
15 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (17.53%) Patch Management
3 16 (16.49%) ITIL
4 14 (14.43%) Service Management
5 10 (10.31%) Proactive Monitoring
6 9 (9.28%) Asset Management
6 9 (9.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (9.28%) Investment Management
6 9 (9.28%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (9.28%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (7.22%) Disk Encryption
7 7 (7.22%) Migration
8 6 (6.19%) Server Building
9 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.15%) High Availability
9 5 (5.15%) Time Management
10 4 (4.12%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.12%) Server Hardening
10 4 (4.12%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) SQL
2 19 (19.59%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.12%) VBScript
4 2 (2.06%) Java
4 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) C#
5 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.25%) MCSE
2 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (4.12%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) MCP
5 3 (3.09%) Degree
5 3 (3.09%) MCSA
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.03%) HNC
7 1 (1.03%) MCITP
7 1 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (70.10%) Active Directory
2 36 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (31.96%) Hyper-V
4 18 (18.56%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (14.43%) vSphere
6 12 (12.37%) XenApp
7 10 (10.31%) XenServer
8 9 (9.28%) VMware Server
8 9 (9.28%) XenDesktop
9 7 (7.22%) BitLocker
9 7 (7.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (7.22%) VirtualBox
10 5 (5.15%) Terminal Services
11 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (3.09%) NFS
12 3 (3.09%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (2.06%) Firmware
13 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
14 1 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) WSUS
2 17 (17.53%) NetBackup
3 16 (16.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (14.43%) SCCM
5 9 (9.28%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (8.25%) SCOM
7 6 (6.19%) Tivoli
8 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (5.15%) vCenter Server
9 4 (4.12%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (3.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (3.09%) Malwarebytes
10 3 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (3.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (2.06%) AirWatch
11 2 (2.06%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (2.06%) Nessus
11 2 (2.06%) OVSD
11 2 (2.06%) SCSM
Vendors
1 65 (67.01%) VMware
2 53 (54.64%) Microsoft
3 40 (41.24%) Veeam
4 34 (35.05%) Symantec
5 32 (32.99%) Citrix
6 28 (28.87%) Sophos
7 26 (26.80%) McAfee
8 25 (25.77%) HP
9 21 (21.65%) Cisco
10 13 (13.40%) Dell
11 12 (12.37%) NetApp
12 9 (9.28%) Acronis
12 9 (9.28%) Ivanti
12 9 (9.28%) Kaspersky
12 9 (9.28%) Shavlik
12 9 (9.28%) Veritas
13 7 (7.22%) CommVault
13 7 (7.22%) ESET
14 6 (6.19%) Oracle
14 6 (6.19%) Red Hat