Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 782 763
Rank change year-on-year -27 -19 -33
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 89 104 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.60% 0.86% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 72 80
UK median daily rate £325 £310 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +24.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £198 £163 £126
90th Percentile £444 £425 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £220
% change year-on-year +4.42% +41.48% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 16
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £26.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +40.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.75 £11.88
90th Percentile £17.10 £43.00 £34.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £26.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -48.57% +34.62% +4.70%

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 14,928 12,119 12,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.31% 11.76% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,075 8,157 7,739
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £622 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 294 278
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.19 £25.88
% change year-on-year +8.09% -37.43% +32.69%

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 14 November 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
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 14 November 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 -1 81 £325 +4.84% 50
UK excluding London -48 50 £325 +4.42% 29
London +7 37 £325 +30.00% 22
South East -4 14 £375 +17.19% 4
East of England +16 12 £213 -29.17% 7
Midlands -10 11 £325 +3.17% 8
West Midlands -35 6 £350 +11.11% 6
North West -10 5 £210 +16.67% 6
North of England -32 5 £210 -32.26% 8
East Midlands - 5 £325 - 2
Wales -26 4 £450 +181.25%
Scotland -16 3 - - 1
South West -30 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 77 (86.52%) Windows
2 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
3 58 (65.17%) VMware
4 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
5 46 (51.69%) MS Exchange
5 46 (51.69%) Windows Server
6 33 (37.08%) DNS
7 32 (35.96%) DHCP
7 32 (35.96%) Windows 7
8 31 (34.83%) Veeam
9 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (30.34%) Cisco
10 25 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (28.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 24 (26.97%) Symantec
11 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (25.84%) Citrix
12 23 (25.84%) Firewall
13 22 (24.72%) Windows 10
14 21 (23.60%) Sophos
15 20 (22.47%) HP
15 20 (22.47%) WSUS
16 19 (21.35%) VPN
16 19 (21.35%) Linux
16 19 (21.35%) McAfee
17 18 (20.22%) LAN
17 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
19 16 (17.98%) Hyper-V
19 16 (17.98%) WAN

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 (51.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
4 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.11%) IIS
6 8 (8.99%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.37%) IBM Domino
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.25%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.12%) Apache
9 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Office 365
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.11%) Mimecast
3 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.25%) G Suite
5 2 (2.25%) IaaS
6 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (37.08%) DNS
2 32 (35.96%) DHCP
3 23 (25.84%) Firewall
4 19 (21.35%) VPN
5 18 (20.22%) LAN
6 16 (17.98%) WAN
7 13 (14.61%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (12.36%) SAN
8 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
9 10 (11.24%) Structured Cabling
10 9 (10.11%) VLAN
11 7 (7.87%) Wireless
12 5 (5.62%) iSCSI
12 5 (5.62%) Skype
13 4 (4.49%) Internet
13 4 (4.49%) VSAN
14 3 (3.37%) Intranet
14 3 (3.37%) IP Telephony
14 3 (3.37%) NetScaler
15 2 (2.25%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Back Office
2 6 (6.74%) Legal
3 3 (3.37%) Advertising
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (1.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Analyst
2 23 (25.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (22.47%) Support Analyst
4 15 (16.85%) IT Support
5 11 (12.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Support
7 8 (8.99%) Desktop Support
7 8 (8.99%) IT Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Support Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.87%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Server Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Support Technician
10 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.87%) iPhone
3 6 (6.74%) Replication
4 5 (5.62%) Clustering
5 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.49%) PKI
5 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.37%) CESG
6 3 (3.37%) FlexPod
6 3 (3.37%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (3.37%) iPad
7 2 (2.25%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.25%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (2.25%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.25%) NHS
8 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 77 (86.52%) Windows
2 46 (51.69%) Windows Server
3 32 (35.96%) Windows 7
4 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (24.72%) Windows 10
6 19 (21.35%) Linux
7 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (11.24%) Android
8 10 (11.24%) Unix
9 8 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (4.49%) Solaris
12 3 (3.37%) Windows Phone
12 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (16.85%) Patch Management
3 13 (14.61%) Asset Management
4 12 (13.48%) ITIL
4 12 (13.48%) Service Management
5 11 (12.36%) Investment Management
5 11 (12.36%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (11.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.99%) Migration
9 6 (6.74%) High Availability
10 5 (5.62%) Storage Management
10 5 (5.62%) Time Management
11 4 (4.49%) Business Continuity
11 4 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (4.49%) Information Security
11 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (4.49%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.98%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.25%) VBScript
4 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.11%) MCSE
3 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) MCP
5 6 (6.74%) Degree
6 5 (5.62%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (3.37%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (3.37%) MCSA
8 2 (2.25%) HNC
8 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.98%) Hyper-V
4 15 (16.85%) vSphere
5 14 (15.73%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (11.24%) VMware Server
7 4 (4.49%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.37%) XenServer
9 2 (2.25%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.25%) Firmware
9 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.12%) NFS
10 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (22.47%) WSUS
2 14 (15.73%) NetBackup
2 14 (15.73%) SCCM
3 7 (7.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (6.74%) vCenter Server
5 5 (5.62%) Tivoli
6 4 (4.49%) AirWatch
6 4 (4.49%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (4.49%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (4.49%) SCOM
7 3 (3.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (3.37%) Malwarebytes
7 3 (3.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.25%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.25%) Nessus
8 2 (2.25%) Terraform
9 1 (1.12%) Clonezilla
Vendors
1 58 (65.17%) VMware
2 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
3 31 (34.83%) Veeam
4 27 (30.34%) Cisco
5 24 (26.97%) Symantec
6 23 (25.84%) Citrix
7 21 (23.60%) Sophos
8 20 (22.47%) HP
9 19 (21.35%) McAfee
10 11 (12.36%) Dell
10 11 (12.36%) Veritas
11 10 (11.24%) Ivanti
11 10 (11.24%) Shavlik
12 9 (10.11%) NetApp
13 8 (8.99%) Bloomberg
14 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
15 6 (6.74%) Apple
16 5 (5.62%) CommVault
16 5 (5.62%) EMC
16 5 (5.62%) Fidessa