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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 578 541
Rank change year-on-year +8 -37  
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 35 70 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 1.40% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 42
Median daily rate £350 £263 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +24.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £449 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £300 £150
% change year-on-year -25.00% +100.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 17
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.95% +53.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year - +113.02%  

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 4539 5011 4462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.03% 9.31% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3182 2654
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 135 172
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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

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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 29 March 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 22 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 29 March 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 +13 31 £375 +25.00% 18
London +32 21 £375 +120.58% 4
City of London +1 11 £395 -
South East -8 5 £400 +14.28% 3
Belfast - 3 £225 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £225 -
County Antrim - 3 £225 -
North West +31 2 - - 4
Surrey -10 2 £151 -57.00% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Berkshire +24 1 £450 +5.57% 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £305 - 1
West Yorkshire +17 1 £305 - 1
West Midlands +11 1 - - 1
Coventry +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £125 -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £305 -
North East - 1 £125 -
Sunderland - 1 £125 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 73 (78.49%) Windows
2 64 (68.82%) Active Directory
3 63 (67.74%) VMware
4 55 (59.14%) Microsoft
5 48 (51.61%) Windows Server
6 43 (46.24%) MS Exchange
7 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (40.86%) Symantec
9 31 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (32.26%) Windows 7
10 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (30.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (27.96%) NetBackup
13 24 (25.81%) Cisco
14 22 (23.66%) MS Office
14 22 (23.66%) Veeam
15 21 (22.58%) DNS
16 20 (21.51%) DHCP
16 20 (21.51%) HP
16 20 (21.51%) SAN
16 20 (21.51%) Hyper-V
17 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
17 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
18 18 (19.35%) Firewall
18 18 (19.35%) LAN
18 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
18 18 (19.35%) Office 365
19 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
19 16 (17.20%) WAN

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 43 (46.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (30.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.38%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.30%) IIS
6 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (23.66%) MS Office
2 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.35%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.15%) G Suite
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) DNS
2 20 (21.51%) DHCP
2 20 (21.51%) SAN
3 18 (19.35%) Firewall
3 18 (19.35%) LAN
4 16 (17.20%) TCP/IP
4 16 (17.20%) VPN
4 16 (17.20%) WAN
5 11 (11.83%) Internet
6 7 (7.53%) NAS
6 7 (7.53%) Network Security
7 6 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.38%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (5.38%) Wireless
9 4 (4.30%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.30%) iSCSI
9 4 (4.30%) SSL
10 3 (3.23%) Skype
10 3 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.23%) ObjectStore
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.15%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.45%) Banking
4 4 (4.30%) Law
5 3 (3.23%) Advertising
5 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.15%) Electronics
6 2 (2.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (20.43%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Administrator
4 10 (10.75%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Backup Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.30%) Backup Administrator
10 4 (4.30%) Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Customer Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Database Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.53%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.38%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.15%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.15%) Life Science
5 2 (2.15%) Replication
6 1 (1.08%) AS400
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (78.49%) Windows
2 48 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (13.98%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.60%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.38%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.30%) Linux
9 4 (4.30%) Unix
9 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.15%) AIX
11 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.08%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) ITIL
2 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.75%) Migration
4 9 (9.68%) Asset Management
5 6 (6.45%) IT Asset Management
5 6 (6.45%) Network Architecture
6 5 (5.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.38%) Software Deployment
6 5 (5.38%) Time Management
7 4 (4.30%) Change Management
7 4 (4.30%) Disk Encryption
8 3 (3.23%) Investment Management
8 3 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.23%) Network Design
8 3 (3.23%) Project Management
8 3 (3.23%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (3.23%) Release Management
8 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.23%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.53%) SQL
3 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) MCSE
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.53%) CCNA
4 4 (4.30%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.23%) RHCE
5 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.15%) MCITP
6 2 (2.15%) MCP
6 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.08%) CCA
7 1 (1.08%) CCNP
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) BS25999
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (68.82%) Active Directory
2 31 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (21.51%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.60%) VMware ESX
5 7 (7.53%) vSphere
6 6 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (5.38%) XenApp
7 5 (5.38%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.30%) Firmware
9 3 (3.23%) XenServer
10 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.08%) ProxySG
11 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (27.96%) NetBackup
2 18 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (16.13%) SCCM
4 11 (11.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (7.53%) WSUS
6 5 (5.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (5.38%) NetVault Backup
7 4 (4.30%) SCOM
8 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.15%) SCDPM
9 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.08%) DameWare
10 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.08%) PureDisk
10 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
10 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 63 (67.74%) VMware
2 55 (59.14%) Microsoft
3 38 (40.86%) Symantec
4 24 (25.81%) Cisco
5 22 (23.66%) Veeam
6 20 (21.51%) HP
7 13 (13.98%) Citrix
8 11 (11.83%) NetApp
9 10 (10.75%) Dell
9 10 (10.75%) Veritas
10 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds
11 8 (8.60%) Polycom
12 6 (6.45%) Avaya
12 6 (6.45%) SAP
13 5 (5.38%) Apple
13 5 (5.38%) EMC
13 5 (5.38%) IBM
14 4 (4.30%) CommVault
14 4 (4.30%) Remedy
15 3 (3.23%) arcserve
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