Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 739 664
Rank change year-on-year -22 -75 -51
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 72 144 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 1.22% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 85 132
UK median daily rate £310 £275 £196
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% +40.13% -34.58%
10th Percentile £204 £122 £115
90th Percentile £426 £425 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £269 £185
% change year-on-year +16.28% +45.27% -38.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 22
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +2.01% +11.19%
10th Percentile £11.14 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.63 £37.30 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% +33.93%

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 10631 11828 9654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.07% 10.94% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7036 7618 5934
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 245 346
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +11.47% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.17 £40.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -36.00% +23.85% +0.62%

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 23 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backup Exec over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Backup Exec in the UK

Backup Exec
Top 15 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 23 August 2017. 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 -16 67 £310 +6.90% 19
UK excluding London 0 53 £313 +16.28% 13
North of England +68 21 £310 +30.53% 6
London -10 19 £265 -9.40% 7
North East +74 17 £310 -23.27% 1
South East -4 11 £325 +18.72% 3
South West +10 7 £300 +8.11% 1
West Midlands +37 6 £315 +14.55%
Midlands +9 6 £315 -10.00%
Yorkshire +32 3 £325 +319.35% 3
Scotland +32 3 - - 1
East of England -14 3 £325 +62.50% 2
North West +20 1 £238 - 2
Wales -5 1 £450 +28.57%
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 45 (62.50%) Veeam
3 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 40 (55.56%) SAN
4 40 (55.56%) Symantec
5 39 (54.17%) VMware
6 35 (48.61%) HP
6 35 (48.61%) Windows Server
7 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
8 32 (44.44%) Cisco
9 30 (41.67%) MS Exchange
10 23 (31.94%) NetBackup
11 22 (30.56%) Linux
11 22 (30.56%) EMC
12 20 (27.78%) Solaris
12 20 (27.78%) TCP/IP
12 20 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (26.39%) Fibre Channel
13 19 (26.39%) DNS
13 19 (26.39%) ITIL
13 19 (26.39%) Veritas
14 18 (25.00%) DHCP
14 18 (25.00%) Replication
14 18 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (23.61%) Hyper-V
15 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (23.61%) Brocade
15 17 (23.61%) EMC NetWorker
15 17 (23.61%) IBM
16 16 (22.22%) AIX

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 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.56%) Apache
6 3 (4.17%) IIS
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.78%) MediaWiki
7 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.78%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) G Suite
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (55.56%) SAN
2 20 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 19 (26.39%) DNS
3 19 (26.39%) Fibre Channel
4 18 (25.00%) DHCP
5 14 (19.44%) Firewall
6 9 (12.50%) VPN
7 8 (11.11%) LAN
8 7 (9.72%) WAN
8 7 (9.72%) Wireless
9 5 (6.94%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.56%) Internet
10 4 (5.56%) NAS
11 3 (4.17%) VLAN
12 2 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.78%) tcpdump
12 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Billing
3 1 (1.39%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (23.61%) Backup Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Administrator
5 8 (11.11%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.17%) Asset Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Replication
2 9 (12.50%) HP Storage
3 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.17%) BYOD
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) Life Science
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 35 (48.61%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.56%) Linux
4 20 (27.78%) Solaris
5 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (22.22%) AIX
6 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
9 6 (8.33%) Unix
10 3 (4.17%) Android
11 2 (2.78%) Debian
11 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (13.89%) Time Management
3 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 8 (11.11%) Migration
4 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (11.11%) QMS
4 8 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 7 (9.72%) Change Management
5 7 (9.72%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (8.33%) Security Patching
7 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.94%) Release Management
8 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.56%) Web Filtering
9 3 (4.17%) Server Building
9 3 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) Perl
3 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (9.72%) MCITP
3 7 (9.72%) MCSE
3 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) MCSA
5 3 (4.17%) ACSA
5 3 (4.17%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.78%) CCENT
6 2 (2.78%) MCTS
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.39%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.94%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (6.94%) vSphere
6 3 (4.17%) Firmware
6 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.78%) iptables
7 2 (2.78%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.78%) XenApp
7 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (31.94%) NetBackup
2 17 (23.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 16 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
4 15 (20.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 13 (18.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (16.67%) SCCM
7 10 (13.89%) WSUS
8 9 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (2.78%) SmoothWall
10 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
11 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
11 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (1.39%) PureDisk
11 1 (1.39%) SCOM
11 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
11 1 (1.39%) Simpana
11 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (62.50%) Veeam
2 40 (55.56%) Symantec
3 39 (54.17%) VMware
4 35 (48.61%) HP
5 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
6 32 (44.44%) Cisco
7 22 (30.56%) EMC
8 19 (26.39%) Veritas
9 17 (23.61%) Brocade
9 17 (23.61%) IBM
10 10 (13.89%) Dell
11 9 (12.50%) McAfee
12 8 (11.11%) Citrix
12 8 (11.11%) Sophos
13 7 (9.72%) Google
14 5 (6.94%) Apple
14 5 (6.94%) NetApp
15 3 (4.17%) EqualLogic
15 3 (4.17%) Meraki
15 3 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless