Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 792 794 804
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -47
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 44 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.097% 0.075%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.74% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 61 47
UK median daily rate £320 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +6.90%
10th Percentile £175 £130 £177
90th Percentile £436 £450 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £310
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -15.32% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -18.84% +38.00% -35.90%

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 13,763 13,672 10,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 13.18% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,238 9,094 6,931
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.16% +7.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 362 234
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £47.83 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 16 July 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 11 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 16 July 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 -12 41 £320 -3.03% 43
UK excluding London -13 25 £300 -4.00% 36
London +33 19 £345 -6.12% 9
South East +25 8 £375 -5.06% 16
Midlands +22 5 £320 -3.03% 9
West Midlands +6 5 £320 -3.03% 7
North of England +32 4 £228 -16.13% 6
North West +27 4 £228 +10.30% 3
Scotland +32 3 - - 1
East of England +7 3 £223 -25.83% 3
South West -30 2 £240 -16.16%

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 41 (93.18%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) VMware
3 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 30 (68.18%) Active Directory
5 27 (61.36%) Windows Server
6 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (40.91%) Citrix
8 17 (38.64%) MS Exchange
9 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (29.55%) Veeam
10 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (29.55%) NetBackup
11 12 (27.27%) DNS
11 12 (27.27%) NetApp
11 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (25.00%) SAN
12 11 (25.00%) Cisco
12 11 (25.00%) Finance
13 10 (22.73%) HP
13 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (20.45%) Firewall
14 9 (20.45%) vSphere
14 9 (20.45%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (20.45%) Office 365
15 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
15 8 (18.18%) vMotion
15 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
15 8 (18.18%) ITIL
15 8 (18.18%) MCSE

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 17 (38.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
4 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.09%) IIS
4 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Office 365
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) DNS
2 11 (25.00%) SAN
3 9 (20.45%) Firewall
4 8 (18.18%) DHCP
4 8 (18.18%) VPN
5 7 (15.91%) WAN
6 5 (11.36%) LAN
6 5 (11.36%) VLAN
7 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.82%) NAS
7 3 (6.82%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.55%) Skype
8 2 (4.55%) SSL
8 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.27%) DSL
9 1 (2.27%) ISDN
9 1 (2.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) IT Support
6 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (13.64%) Clustering
1 6 (13.64%) Replication
2 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.55%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.27%) AS400
4 1 (2.27%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.27%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 41 (93.18%) Windows
2 27 (61.36%) Windows Server
3 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
5 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.36%) Unix
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.82%) Linux
9 2 (4.55%) Android
9 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.27%) Solaris
10 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 8 (18.18%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.64%) Availability Management
4 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 5 (11.36%) Capacity Management
5 5 (11.36%) Patch Management
6 4 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.82%) ERP
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.82%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (4.55%) Server Management
8 2 (4.55%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) C
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) MCSE
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.64%) MCP
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CCA
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.55%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) GNVQ
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) NCDA
6 1 (2.27%) RHCE
6 1 (2.27%) RHCT
6 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 30 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (20.45%) vSphere
4 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.82%) NFS
6 3 (6.82%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.82%) XenApp
7 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.55%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) NetBackup
2 8 (18.18%) vMotion
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (13.64%) WSUS
4 5 (11.36%) Tivoli
5 4 (9.09%) SCCM
6 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) VMware
2 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.91%) Citrix
4 13 (29.55%) Veeam
5 12 (27.27%) NetApp
6 11 (25.00%) Cisco
7 10 (22.73%) HP
8 8 (18.18%) Sophos
9 7 (15.91%) McAfee
10 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
10 6 (13.64%) Symantec
11 5 (11.36%) BMC
11 5 (11.36%) Veritas
12 4 (9.09%) Oracle
12 4 (9.09%) Unisys
13 3 (6.82%) CommVault
13 3 (6.82%) EMC
13 3 (6.82%) IBM
13 3 (6.82%) Ivanti
13 3 (6.82%) Kaspersky