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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 581 553
Rank change year-on-year +7 -28  
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 21 80 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 1.35% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 70
Median daily rate £313 £298 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.04% +70.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £438 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £175
% change year-on-year -7.14% +100.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% -5.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £32.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -61.53% +61.01%  

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4717 5938 4616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.54% 10.89% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3117 3792 2857
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 125 187
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +37.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -38.57% +73.39%  

Backup Exec
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Backup Exec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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
Top 26 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 19 £313 +4.60% 24
London +14 6 £280 -3.44% 10
South East +7 6 £325 -7.14% 5
South West +15 5 £300 - 1
Bournemouth - 5 £300 -
Dorset - 5 £300 -
Berkshire +25 3 £450 +275.00% 3
West Midlands +20 1 - - 1
Hampshire +11 1 - -
Birmingham +11 1 - - 1
South Wales +8 1 £450 +12.50%
Bridgend 0 1 £450 +12.50%
Wales -1 1 £450 +12.50%
Portsmouth -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £300 -
City of London -5 1 £425 +44.06% 4
Surrey -7 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Milton Keynes -12 1 £300 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 £325 -
Epsom - 1 £325 -
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Brentford - 1 £365 -
Belfast - 1 £250 -
County Antrim - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 52 (77.61%) Windows
2 49 (73.13%) Active Directory
3 45 (67.16%) VMware
4 35 (52.24%) Microsoft
4 35 (52.24%) MS Exchange
5 34 (50.75%) Windows Server
6 29 (43.28%) Symantec
7 27 (40.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (40.30%) Veeam
8 25 (37.31%) Windows 7
9 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (34.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (34.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (32.84%) SAN
12 20 (29.85%) Hyper-V
13 19 (28.36%) PowerShell
14 17 (25.37%) NetBackup
15 16 (23.88%) Finance
15 16 (23.88%) DNS
16 15 (22.39%) VPN
16 15 (22.39%) DHCP
16 15 (22.39%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (20.90%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
18 13 (19.40%) HP
18 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
19 12 (17.91%) ITIL
19 12 (17.91%) Cisco
19 12 (17.91%) Migration
19 12 (17.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

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 35 (52.24%) MS Exchange
2 23 (34.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.97%) IIS
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.99%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) SAN
2 16 (23.88%) DNS
3 15 (22.39%) DHCP
3 15 (22.39%) VPN
4 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
5 11 (16.42%) Firewall
5 11 (16.42%) LAN
6 10 (14.93%) WAN
7 8 (11.94%) Internet
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.97%) NAS
8 4 (5.97%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.48%) FTP
9 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.99%) Skype
10 2 (2.99%) SMTP
10 2 (2.99%) VoIP
10 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) ObjectStore
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Advertising
4 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (23.88%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (10.45%) Administrator
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Backup Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Database Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.96%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.46%) Clustering
4 3 (4.48%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.99%) Life Science
5 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) AS400
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 52 (77.61%) Windows
2 34 (50.75%) Windows Server
3 27 (40.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (37.31%) Windows 7
5 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.93%) Windows 8
6 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.97%) Linux
7 4 (5.97%) Unix
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (17.91%) ITIL
2 12 (17.91%) Migration
3 11 (16.42%) Asset Management
4 8 (11.94%) Patch Management
5 7 (10.45%) IT Asset Management
6 6 (8.96%) Network Architecture
6 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.96%) Security Patching
6 6 (8.96%) Time Management
7 4 (5.97%) Change Management
7 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.48%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.48%) High Availability
8 3 (4.48%) Investment Management
8 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.48%) Project Management
8 3 (4.48%) Server Building
8 3 (4.48%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.48%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) C
4 1 (1.49%) VB
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) MCSE
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) MCITP
3 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) CCA
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) CCNP
4 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) BS25999
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (73.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (34.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (29.85%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.46%) vSphere
6 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.97%) XenApp
6 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.99%) Firmware
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.99%) XenServer
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) NetBackup
2 14 (20.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (17.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (14.93%) SCCM
5 9 (13.43%) WSUS
6 7 (10.45%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (4.48%) SCOM
8 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (2.99%) SCDPM
8 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.99%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.49%) DameWare
9 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (67.16%) VMware
2 35 (52.24%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.28%) Symantec
4 27 (40.30%) Veeam
5 13 (19.40%) HP
6 12 (17.91%) Cisco
7 11 (16.42%) Citrix
8 9 (13.43%) McAfee
8 9 (13.43%) Veritas
9 7 (10.45%) Polycom
10 5 (7.46%) EMC
10 5 (7.46%) NetApp
11 4 (5.97%) Dell
11 4 (5.97%) SAP
11 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.48%) EqualLogic
12 3 (4.48%) Sophos
13 2 (2.99%) Apple
13 2 (2.99%) IBM
13 2 (2.99%) Oracle
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