Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 796 780 766
Rank change year-on-year -16 -14 -23
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 82 107 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 0.89% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 75 73
UK median daily rate £306 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +30.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £130 £161 £164
90th Percentile £426 £495 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £315 £225
% change year-on-year +3.97% +40.00% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £26.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +45.83% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.90 £15.58 £11.50
90th Percentile £16.70 £43.00 £28.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £26.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year -46.67% +36.36% +4.05%

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 14,551 12,017 10,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 11.98% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,713 8,177 6,893
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 273 255
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.05 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.38 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.22% -22.03% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -5 75 £300 -6.98% 33
London +30 51 £300 -21.31% 15
UK excluding London -60 29 £328 +3.97% 23
East of England +4 10 £278 -7.50% 1
South East -11 7 £283 -27.56% 8
Midlands -19 4 £275 -12.70% 5
Wales -22 4 £450 +24.14%
East Midlands - 3 £275 - 2
Scotland -14 2 - - 3
North West -10 1 £400 +122.22% 3
West Midlands -24 1 - - 3
North of England -32 1 £400 +24.03% 3
South West -39 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 71 (86.59%) Windows
2 57 (69.51%) Active Directory
3 54 (65.85%) VMware
4 46 (56.10%) Microsoft
5 41 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 33 (40.24%) Citrix
7 28 (34.15%) DNS
8 27 (32.93%) DHCP
8 27 (32.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
9 26 (31.71%) HP
9 26 (31.71%) Cisco
9 26 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
11 23 (28.05%) Veritas
11 23 (28.05%) Veeam
12 22 (26.83%) Windows 10
13 21 (25.61%) Symantec
14 20 (24.39%) Office 365
14 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (23.17%) Firewall
15 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
16 18 (21.95%) VPN
17 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (19.51%) WSUS
18 16 (19.51%) Finance
18 16 (19.51%) LAN
19 15 (18.29%) McAfee
19 15 (18.29%) Sophos
19 15 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2013

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 41 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.32%) IIS
6 3 (3.66%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.22%) Apache
8 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.22%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.66%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.22%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.39%) Office 365
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.44%) G Suite
3 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.22%) PaaS
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (34.15%) DNS
2 27 (32.93%) DHCP
3 19 (23.17%) Firewall
4 18 (21.95%) VPN
5 16 (19.51%) LAN
6 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
6 14 (17.07%) WAN
7 13 (15.85%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (13.41%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (7.32%) VLAN
10 5 (6.10%) Wireless
11 4 (4.88%) Internet
11 4 (4.88%) iSCSI
11 4 (4.88%) SAN
11 4 (4.88%) VSAN
12 3 (3.66%) Intranet
13 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
13 2 (2.44%) Network Security
14 1 (1.22%) DKIM
14 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Legal
3 7 (8.54%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Law
4 3 (3.66%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Billing
6 1 (1.22%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Analyst
2 25 (30.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (20.73%) Support Analyst
4 15 (18.29%) IT Engineer
4 15 (18.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (18.29%) IT Support
5 10 (12.20%) IT Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) IT Support Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
7 8 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Server Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.76%) Hedge funds
3 7 (8.54%) HP StoreVirtual
3 7 (8.54%) Replication
4 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.32%) PKI
4 6 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.10%) iPhone
5 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.88%) CESG
6 4 (4.88%) Clustering
7 3 (3.66%) iPad
8 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.44%) NHS
9 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.22%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.22%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.22%) RIA
9 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 71 (86.59%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
4 22 (26.83%) Windows 10
5 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (17.07%) Linux
8 10 (12.20%) Android
9 9 (10.98%) Unix
10 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (7.32%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.44%) Solaris
11 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (17.07%) Patch Management
3 12 (14.63%) Proactive Monitoring
3 12 (14.63%) Service Management
4 11 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (13.41%) Investment Management
4 11 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (13.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (13.41%) Storage Management
5 10 (12.20%) Asset Management
5 10 (12.20%) Migration
6 9 (10.98%) ITIL
7 8 (9.76%) Change Control
8 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.32%) Time Management
10 5 (6.10%) High Availability
11 4 (4.88%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) C
3 1 (1.22%) Java
3 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) MCP
4 7 (8.54%) Degree
4 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.32%) MCSE
6 3 (3.66%) HNC
7 2 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) CCA
8 1 (1.22%) CCNA
8 1 (1.22%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.22%) MCSA
8 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (69.51%) Active Directory
2 26 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.29%) vSphere
4 14 (17.07%) Hyper-V
5 11 (13.41%) VMware Server
6 8 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.88%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.66%) XenApp
9 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.22%) Firmware
10 1 (1.22%) NFS
10 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (19.51%) WSUS
2 14 (17.07%) NetBackup
3 10 (12.20%) SCCM
4 6 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (7.32%) Terraform
4 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
5 5 (6.10%) vCenter Server
6 4 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (4.88%) SCOM
7 3 (3.66%) AirWatch
7 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.66%) vMotion
8 2 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.22%) Clonezilla
9 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.22%) Nessus
9 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 54 (65.85%) VMware
2 46 (56.10%) Microsoft
3 33 (40.24%) Citrix
4 26 (31.71%) Cisco
4 26 (31.71%) HP
5 23 (28.05%) Veeam
5 23 (28.05%) Veritas
6 21 (25.61%) Symantec
7 15 (18.29%) McAfee
7 15 (18.29%) Sophos
8 12 (14.63%) Dell
9 11 (13.41%) Ivanti
9 11 (13.41%) Shavlik
10 9 (10.98%) EMC
10 9 (10.98%) NetApp
11 6 (7.32%) CommVault
11 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.88%) Apple
12 4 (4.88%) Bloomberg
12 4 (4.88%) BMC