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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 569 536
Rank change year-on-year -6 -33  
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 35 85 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 1.38% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 76
Median daily rate £310 £295 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +63.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £401 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £325 £178
% change year-on-year -3.07% +83.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.25 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +6.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £26.00 £18.13
% change year-on-year -51.92% +43.44%  

Backup Exec is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5110 6167 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.42% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3343 3963 2927
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 146 159
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.39% +36.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.64 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

Backup Exec
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Backup Exec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 33 £310 +5.08% 23
Tyne and Wear +81 10 £315 -23.02% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 10 £315 -23.02% 2
North East +80 10 £315 -23.02% 2
London -11 7 £265 -9.40% 3
South East -7 6 £313 +81.15% 6
South West +8 5 £300 -
Dorset - 5 £300 -
Bournemouth - 5 £300 -
East of England +1 3 £325 - 1
Berkshire +20 2 - - 2
West Midlands +14 2 - - 1
Birmingham +8 2 - - 1
City of London -4 2 £250 -15.25%
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 -
Hampshire +4 1 - - 1
Bridgend +3 1 £450 +12.50%
Surrey +2 1 £325 -7.14% 2
South Wales -6 1 £450 +20.00%
Portsmouth -8 1 - -
Wales -8 1 £450 +20.00%
Essex - 1 £325 -
County Antrim - 1 £250 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -
Epsom - 1 £325 -
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Belfast - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Backup Exec.

1 57 (82.61%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Active Directory
3 42 (60.87%) VMware
4 33 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 33 (47.83%) Veeam
4 33 (47.83%) Windows Server
5 32 (46.38%) Symantec
6 30 (43.48%) MS Exchange
7 27 (39.13%) SAN
7 27 (39.13%) NetBackup
8 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (31.88%) PowerShell
9 21 (30.43%) Cisco
10 20 (28.99%) HP
11 19 (27.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
13 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (24.64%) Veritas
13 17 (24.64%) Linux
14 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
14 16 (23.19%) DNS
14 16 (23.19%) Finance
14 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
15 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (20.29%) DHCP
15 14 (20.29%) ITIL
16 13 (18.84%) EMC
16 13 (18.84%) Migration
16 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (17.39%) Firewall

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 30 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 19 (27.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.35%) IIS
5 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.90%) MediaWiki
5 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.90%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.13%) SAN
2 16 (23.19%) DNS
2 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.29%) DHCP
4 12 (17.39%) Firewall
4 12 (17.39%) VPN
5 11 (15.94%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (11.59%) LAN
6 8 (11.59%) WAN
7 6 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (8.70%) Internet
8 4 (5.80%) FTP
8 4 (5.80%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.90%) NAS
10 2 (2.90%) SMTP
10 2 (2.90%) VoIP
11 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) ObjectStore
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Advertising
4 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) Electronics
5 2 (2.90%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Billing
6 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (20.29%) Backup Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (10.14%) Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Asset Management Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) NetBackup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Replication
2 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.70%) HP Storage
4 5 (7.25%) Clustering
5 3 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.90%) Life Science
6 2 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (82.61%) Windows
2 33 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
5 17 (24.64%) Linux
6 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (17.39%) Solaris
8 11 (15.94%) AIX
9 7 (10.14%) Unix
9 7 (10.14%) Windows 8
10 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
11 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.90%) Debian
12 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (18.84%) Migration
3 8 (11.59%) Asset Management
4 7 (10.14%) Patch Management
4 7 (10.14%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.70%) Change Management
5 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.70%) Security Patching
5 6 (8.70%) Time Management
5 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.80%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.80%) IT Asset Management
7 4 (5.80%) Server Building
8 3 (4.35%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.35%) High Availability
8 3 (4.35%) Investment Management
8 3 (4.35%) QMS
8 3 (4.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) MCSE
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) CCA
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) BS25999
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (62.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.80%) VMware Server
5 4 (5.80%) vSphere
6 3 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.35%) XenApp
6 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.90%) Firmware
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.90%) XenServer
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (39.13%) NetBackup
2 11 (15.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (15.94%) WSUS
3 10 (14.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 10 (14.49%) HP Data Protector
4 9 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (13.04%) SCCM
4 9 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (11.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Nagios
8 1 (1.45%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.45%) SCOM
8 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) VMware
2 33 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.83%) Veeam
3 32 (46.38%) Symantec
4 21 (30.43%) Cisco
5 20 (28.99%) HP
6 17 (24.64%) Veritas
7 13 (18.84%) EMC
8 10 (14.49%) Brocade
9 9 (13.04%) Citrix
9 9 (13.04%) IBM
10 8 (11.59%) McAfee
11 6 (8.70%) NetApp
12 4 (5.80%) Polycom
12 4 (5.80%) SAP
13 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.90%) Hitachi
14 2 (2.90%) Kaseya
14 2 (2.90%) Kaspersky
14 2 (2.90%) Oracle
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