Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 763 747
Rank change year-on-year -23 -16 -62
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 100 69 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.072% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 0.66% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 87
UK median daily rate £330 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +6.90% +61.11%
10th Percentile £130 £176 £114
90th Percentile £450 £411 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33% +71.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 21
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £17.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.32% -8.33% +1.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.40 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.88 £27.46 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £12.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +38.00% -35.90% +4.00%

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 13,686 10,512 12,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 11.04% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,096 6,950 7,913
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +1.67% +7.87% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 233 273
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.25 £12.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.90 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - -23.91% +13.95%

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 19 July 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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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 -22 93 £330 +6.45% 35
UK excluding London +12 69 £315 +1.61% 23
London -28 29 £368 +31.25% 14
South East +6 23 £396 +21.85% 6
Midlands +3 13 £330 - 2
East of England +7 11 £233 -28.46% 4
West Midlands -5 10 £330 - 1
South West +11 8 £286 -4.58%
North of England -27 8 £271 -12.50% 9
Wales -8 4 £450 - 2
North East -12 4 £275 -11.29% 2
North West -14 4 £206 -13.16% 3
East Midlands - 3 £325 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 86 (86.00%) Windows
2 68 (68.00%) VMware
3 65 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 65 (65.00%) Windows Server
4 53 (53.00%) Microsoft
5 52 (52.00%) MS Exchange
6 41 (41.00%) DNS
6 41 (41.00%) Veeam
7 40 (40.00%) Symantec
8 39 (39.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (34.00%) Hyper-V
10 34 (34.00%) Firewall
10 34 (34.00%) Citrix
10 34 (34.00%) SQL
11 32 (32.00%) DHCP
12 31 (31.00%) HP
13 28 (28.00%) Linux
14 27 (27.00%) Windows 7
15 25 (25.00%) SAN
15 25 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (24.00%) Cisco
17 23 (23.00%) Sophos
18 21 (21.00%) McAfee
18 21 (21.00%) ITIL
19 20 (20.00%) NetApp
19 20 (20.00%) PowerShell
19 20 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
20 18 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2010
20 18 (18.00%) 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 52 (52.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.00%) Skype for Business
4 13 (13.00%) IIS
5 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) Apache
8 1 (1.00%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.00%) Office 365
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.00%) Mimecast
3 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.00%) G Suite
5 1 (1.00%) IaaS
5 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (41.00%) DNS
2 34 (34.00%) Firewall
3 32 (32.00%) DHCP
4 25 (25.00%) SAN
5 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
5 17 (17.00%) VPN
6 16 (16.00%) LAN
7 15 (15.00%) VLAN
7 15 (15.00%) WAN
8 12 (12.00%) iSCSI
9 11 (11.00%) NetScaler
10 9 (9.00%) NAS
10 9 (9.00%) Skype
11 7 (7.00%) Wireless
12 4 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (4.00%) SMS
12 4 (4.00%) SSL
12 4 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (3.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) MySQL
3 4 (4.00%) SAP HANA
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Back Office
3 3 (3.00%) Advertising
3 3 (3.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Backup Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) IT Support
8 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) IT Technician
8 4 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Senior IT Support
8 4 (4.00%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Apache Axis
2 1 (1.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.00%) LAMP
2 1 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.00%) REST
2 1 (1.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Clustering
2 9 (9.00%) Replication
3 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.00%) CESG
5 4 (4.00%) PKI
6 3 (3.00%) FlexPod
6 3 (3.00%) HP Superdome
7 2 (2.00%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.00%) iPhone
7 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.00%) CCTV
8 1 (1.00%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) iSeries
8 1 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 86 (86.00%) Windows
2 65 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (28.00%) Linux
5 27 (27.00%) Windows 7
6 25 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (15.00%) Windows 10
8 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (7.00%) Windows 8
9 7 (7.00%) Windows NT
10 5 (5.00%) Solaris
11 4 (4.00%) Android
11 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
11 4 (4.00%) Unix
12 3 (3.00%) AIX
13 2 (2.00%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
13 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Problem Management
3 14 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (11.00%) Patch Management
5 9 (9.00%) Time Management
6 8 (8.00%) Service Management
7 7 (7.00%) Disk Encryption
8 6 (6.00%) Change Management
8 6 (6.00%) Migration
8 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.00%) High Availability
9 5 (5.00%) Investment Management
9 5 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.00%) Release Management
9 5 (5.00%) Server Building
9 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.00%) OCR
10 4 (4.00%) Server Hardening
10 4 (4.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.00%) SQL
2 20 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.00%) VBScript
4 4 (4.00%) Perl
5 3 (3.00%) C
6 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) AWK
7 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.00%) C#
7 1 (1.00%) Java
7 1 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (1.00%) Ruby
7 1 (1.00%) sed
7 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.00%) MCSA
2 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.00%) MCSE
3 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 5 (5.00%) MCITP
4 5 (5.00%) MCP
5 4 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.00%) CCNA
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.00%) Degree
7 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.00%) RHCE
7 1 (1.00%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (39.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (34.00%) Hyper-V
4 20 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (17.00%) XenApp
6 16 (16.00%) vSphere
7 9 (9.00%) XenDesktop
7 9 (9.00%) XenServer
8 7 (7.00%) BitLocker
8 7 (7.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (7.00%) VirtualBox
9 6 (6.00%) Terminal Services
10 4 (4.00%) Firmware
10 4 (4.00%) NFS
10 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (3.00%) VMware Server
12 2 (2.00%) DFS Replication
12 2 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (1.00%) Docker
13 1 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (18.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 14 (14.00%) SCCM
3 14 (14.00%) WSUS
4 11 (11.00%) SCOM
5 8 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (4.00%) PureDisk
7 4 (4.00%) Simpana
7 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (3.00%) AirWatch
8 3 (3.00%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (2.00%) Malwarebytes
9 2 (2.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (2.00%) SCSM
9 2 (2.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 68 (68.00%) VMware
2 53 (53.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (41.00%) Veeam
4 40 (40.00%) Symantec
5 34 (34.00%) Citrix
6 31 (31.00%) HP
7 24 (24.00%) Cisco
8 23 (23.00%) Sophos
9 21 (21.00%) McAfee
10 20 (20.00%) NetApp
11 16 (16.00%) Veritas
12 15 (15.00%) Dell
12 15 (15.00%) IBM
13 11 (11.00%) EMC
13 11 (11.00%) Oracle
14 10 (10.00%) arcserve
15 9 (9.00%) Kaspersky
16 8 (8.00%) CommVault
16 8 (8.00%) SolarWinds
17 7 (7.00%) Avaya