Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 749 808 786
Rank change year-on-year +59 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 57 90 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.087% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.61% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 71
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.84% +24.00%
10th Percentile £186 £199 £163
90th Percentile £418 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £328 £313
% change year-on-year +6.11% +4.80% +42.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.67% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +3.70% -48.57% +34.62%

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 12,377 14,864 12,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.33% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,367 10,040 8,094
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 388 289
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -24.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £49.13 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year +14.29% +8.73% -39.26%

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 13 November 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 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 13 November 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 +67 54 £325 - 41
UK excluding London +44 31 £348 +6.11% 44
London +81 25 £305 -6.15% 3
South East +33 12 £333 -11.33% 10
Midlands +38 6 £289 -11.83% 9
North of England +26 6 £325 +54.76% 13
North West +5 6 £325 +54.76% 11
West Midlands +32 4 £289 -12.50% 6
Scotland +24 3 £413 - 1
East of England +17 3 £375 +76.47% 4
East Midlands +23 2 - - 3
South West +5 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 48 (84.21%) VMware
2 47 (82.46%) Windows
3 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server
4 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 24 (42.11%) Citrix
6 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (36.84%) Firewall
8 19 (33.33%) DNS
8 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 19 (33.33%) Veeam
9 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (31.58%) DHCP
9 18 (31.58%) SAN
9 18 (31.58%) Veritas
10 17 (29.82%) NetBackup
10 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
11 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
12 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (24.56%) Dell
13 14 (24.56%) Linux
14 13 (22.81%) Cisco
14 13 (22.81%) SCCM
15 12 (21.05%) XenDesktop
15 12 (21.05%) Migration
15 12 (21.05%) MCSE
15 12 (21.05%) ITIL
15 12 (21.05%) HP
15 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification

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 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.02%) IIS
3 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Office 365
2 9 (15.79%) Azure
3 4 (7.02%) AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.84%) Firewall
2 19 (33.33%) DNS
3 18 (31.58%) DHCP
3 18 (31.58%) SAN
4 9 (15.79%) VLAN
4 9 (15.79%) VPN
4 9 (15.79%) WAN
5 7 (12.28%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (5.26%) NAS
6 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.26%) VoIP
7 2 (3.51%) Skype
7 2 (3.51%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.75%) DSL
8 1 (1.75%) Internet
8 1 (1.75%) ISDN
8 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Law
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Administrator
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.28%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Backup Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) IT Support
7 4 (7.02%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (82.46%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Windows Server
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (24.56%) Linux
6 10 (17.54%) Windows 10
7 9 (15.79%) Unix
8 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (5.26%) Windows NT
11 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.75%) Android
12 1 (1.75%) CentOS
12 1 (1.75%) Solaris
12 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Migration
3 10 (17.54%) Change Control
3 10 (17.54%) Service Management
4 7 (12.28%) CRM
4 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (10.53%) Change Management
6 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Data Management
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.26%) Quality Management
8 3 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) MCSE
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.53%) Degree
3 5 (8.77%) CCNA
3 5 (8.77%) MCSA
4 4 (7.02%) CCNP
5 3 (5.26%) CCA
5 3 (5.26%) CCENT
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.51%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 10 (17.54%) vSphere
5 10 (17.54%) XenApp
6 4 (7.02%) Firmware
7 3 (5.26%) ISA Server
7 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.26%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.51%) BitLocker
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (29.82%) NetBackup
2 13 (22.81%) SCCM
3 8 (14.04%) Avamar
4 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (8.77%) WSUS
6 4 (7.02%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.75%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (1.75%) SCOM
8 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (84.21%) VMware
2 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 24 (42.11%) Citrix
4 19 (33.33%) Veeam
5 18 (31.58%) Veritas
6 14 (24.56%) Dell
7 13 (22.81%) Cisco
8 12 (21.05%) HP
8 12 (21.05%) Symantec
9 10 (17.54%) NetApp
10 9 (15.79%) EMC
10 9 (15.79%) IBM
10 9 (15.79%) McAfee
10 9 (15.79%) SolarWinds
11 5 (8.77%) Ivanti
11 5 (8.77%) Sophos
12 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
12 4 (7.02%) Kaseya
12 4 (7.02%) Oracle
13 2 (3.51%) Mercator