Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Backup Specialist was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Backup Specialist
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 892 876 896
Rank change year-on-year -16 +20 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Specialist 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
UK median daily rate £443 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% +20.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £421 £363 £231
90th Percentile £464 £388 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £225
% change year-on-year +18.00% +66.67% -31.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,367 94,039 101,286
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,971 61,522 66,115
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,155 2,815 3,206
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +1.60% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.25 £48.75 £46.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.28
% change year-on-year -2.78% -1.50% +4.43%

Backup Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Backup Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Backup Specialist in the UK

Backup Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Backup Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Backup Specialist in the UK

Backup Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Backup Specialist in the UK

Backup Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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 -9 2 £443 +18.00%
UK excluding London -22 2 £443 +18.00%
North of England -21 1 £443 +18.00%
East of England - 1 £443 -
Yorkshire - 1 £443 -

Backup Specialist Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, Backup Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Backup Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Storage Management
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Hitachi
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) Acronis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working

Backup Specialist Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Storage Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Acronis
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Hitachi
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Veeam
1 1 (50.00%) VMware