Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 730 744
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 -82
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 106 112 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.90% 1.08% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 68 78
UK median daily rate £320 £274 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.89% +32.73% -31.25%
10th Percentile £158 £150 £119
90th Percentile £515 £427 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £225 £225
% change year-on-year +39.44% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 20
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -10.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £29.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £20.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +90.24% -10.87% +3.37%

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 11,824 10,335 9,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 10.77% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,016 6,664 5,932
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 258 321
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £48.11 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.05% +2.70% -11.90%

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 17 February 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 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 February 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 -19 91 £318 +8.09% 46
UK excluding London +4 69 £314 +39.44% 35
London -29 35 £419 +19.64% 13
South East -13 20 £365 +26.96% 11
Wales +12 12 £363 +89.54% 1
East of England -17 12 £300 +36.36% 5
West Midlands +16 9 £315 +75.00% 3
Midlands +15 9 £315 +75.00% 3
South West +21 8 £313 +83.82% 5
North of England +4 8 £320 +28.00% 9
North West +7 5 £180 +6.71% 3
North East +44 3 £340 +172.00% 3
Scotland -17 3 £175 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 95 (89.62%) Windows
2 75 (70.75%) Active Directory
3 74 (69.81%) VMware
4 60 (56.60%) Symantec
4 60 (56.60%) Microsoft
5 58 (54.72%) Windows Server
6 54 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 49 (46.23%) HP
8 47 (44.34%) DNS
9 44 (41.51%) MS Exchange
9 44 (41.51%) DHCP
10 39 (36.79%) ITIL
11 38 (35.85%) Hyper-V
11 38 (35.85%) NetBackup
12 37 (34.91%) Veeam
13 36 (33.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (32.08%) SAN
14 34 (32.08%) TCP/IP
15 31 (29.25%) SharePoint
16 30 (28.30%) SQL
16 30 (28.30%) NetApp
17 28 (26.42%) MCSE
18 27 (25.47%) Linux
18 27 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (24.53%) Security Cleared
19 26 (24.53%) Cisco
19 26 (24.53%) Norton AntiVirus
20 25 (23.58%) SCCM
21 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
21 24 (22.64%) Veritas

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 44 (41.51%) MS Exchange
2 31 (29.25%) SharePoint
3 18 (16.98%) Skype for Business
4 14 (13.21%) IIS
5 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.72%) Apache
6 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.72%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.83%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) LatentZero
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.70%) Office 365
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.60%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.94%) G Suite
4 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (44.34%) DNS
2 44 (41.51%) DHCP
3 34 (32.08%) SAN
3 34 (32.08%) TCP/IP
4 20 (18.87%) Fibre Channel
5 19 (17.92%) iSCSI
6 18 (16.98%) NAS
7 12 (11.32%) Firewall
8 9 (8.49%) Wireless
9 8 (7.55%) LAN
9 8 (7.55%) VLAN
9 8 (7.55%) WAN
10 7 (6.60%) Intranet
11 6 (5.66%) Skype
12 5 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (4.72%) SSL
13 4 (3.77%) HTTP
13 4 (3.77%) SMTP
13 4 (3.77%) tcpdump
13 4 (3.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 15 (14.15%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Banking
2 1 (0.94%) Billing
2 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (15.09%) Analyst
2 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (12.26%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Manager
4 11 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.49%) Storage Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.66%) IT Support
8 6 (5.66%) Storage Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) XML
1 3 (2.83%) XML Messaging
2 2 (1.89%) CGI
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Clustering
1 18 (16.98%) Replication
2 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.38%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Licensing
6 6 (5.66%) HP Superdome
6 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.77%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (2.83%) iPad
8 3 (2.83%) iPhone
8 3 (2.83%) PKI
9 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.89%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.94%) BYOD
10 1 (0.94%) CCTV
10 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 95 (89.62%) Windows
2 58 (54.72%) Windows Server
3 27 (25.47%) Linux
3 27 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (17.92%) Windows 10
5 18 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.49%) Data ONTAP
9 8 (7.55%) Windows 8
10 7 (6.60%) Solaris
11 5 (4.72%) Unix
12 4 (3.77%) Mac OS X
12 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.83%) AIX
13 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.89%) Android
14 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) ITIL
2 21 (19.81%) Problem Management
3 15 (14.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (12.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (10.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.43%) ITIL V3
7 9 (8.49%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (7.55%) Change Management
9 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.60%) People Management
9 7 (6.60%) Software Licensing
10 6 (5.66%) Budget Control
10 6 (5.66%) Change Control
10 6 (5.66%) Migration
10 6 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
11 5 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (4.72%) Service Management
11 5 (4.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) SQL
2 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 13 (12.26%) VBScript
4 3 (2.83%) C
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (33.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (26.42%) MCSE
3 26 (24.53%) Security Cleared
4 23 (21.70%) Degree
4 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
5 19 (17.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (15.09%) MCSA
7 12 (11.32%) MCP
8 11 (10.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (7.55%) CCNA
9 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (5.66%) MCITP
11 5 (4.72%) A+ Certification
11 5 (4.72%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.77%) HNC
13 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (1.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.21%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (70.75%) Active Directory
2 54 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (35.85%) Hyper-V
4 21 (19.81%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (12.26%) Terminal Services
5 13 (12.26%) vSphere
6 10 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (7.55%) XenApp
8 6 (5.66%) NFS
8 6 (5.66%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (4.72%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (3.77%) iptables
10 4 (3.77%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.89%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.94%) Docker
13 1 (0.94%) Firmware
13 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (35.85%) NetBackup
2 26 (24.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 25 (23.58%) SCCM
4 22 (20.75%) SCOM
5 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (14.15%) WSUS
7 14 (13.21%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (4.72%) AirWatch
9 5 (4.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (3.77%) OVSD
10 4 (3.77%) SCSM
10 4 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (3.77%) SnapVault
10 4 (3.77%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (2.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (1.89%) Cisco LMS
12 2 (1.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 74 (69.81%) VMware
2 60 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 60 (56.60%) Symantec
3 49 (46.23%) HP
4 37 (34.91%) Veeam
5 30 (28.30%) NetApp
6 26 (24.53%) Cisco
7 24 (22.64%) Citrix
7 24 (22.64%) Veritas
8 21 (19.81%) IBM
9 20 (18.87%) Dell
10 19 (17.92%) 3PAR
11 16 (15.09%) Sophos
12 15 (14.15%) McAfee
13 13 (12.26%) EMC
14 12 (11.32%) CommVault
14 12 (11.32%) SolarWinds
15 11 (10.38%) EqualLogic
16 9 (8.49%) arcserve
17 8 (7.55%) Oracle