The table below looks at the statistics for SCDPM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCDPM over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 591 556 581
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +25
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 24 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.53% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 1
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£475 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +16.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.94 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-0.28% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4547 3690 3579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 7.05% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2771 2239 1886
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 154 197
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £39.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.94 £23.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.44% +22.10%

SCDPM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCDPM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCDPM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCDPM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCDPM within the UK.

SCDPM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCDPM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCDPM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

SCDPM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCDPM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCDPM within the UK.

SCDPM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCDPM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCDPM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 21 £475 +46.15% 13
London +27 14 £475 +22.58% 3
South East -10 4 £450 +38.46% 1
City of London +18 3 £500 -4.76% 1
South Wales - 3 £383 -
Wales - 3 £383 -
Cardiff - 3 £383 -
Oxfordshire -11 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 3
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Egham - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCDPM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCDPM.

1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 24 (61.54%) Data Protection
4 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
5 20 (51.28%) SAN
5 20 (51.28%) Windows 7
6 18 (46.15%) SCCM
6 18 (46.15%) McAfee
7 16 (41.03%) ITIL
7 16 (41.03%) Hyper-V
7 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (35.90%) SCOM
8 14 (35.90%) DHCP
8 14 (35.90%) DNS
9 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 13 (33.33%) VPN
9 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (30.77%) SCVMM
10 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (30.77%) VMware
11 11 (28.21%) MCSE
11 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
11 11 (28.21%) SQL
12 10 (25.64%) IIS
12 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
12 10 (25.64%) HP
12 10 (25.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (25.64%) Sophos
12 10 (25.64%) Symantec
12 10 (25.64%) McAfee ePO

SCDPM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCDPM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCDPM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (25.64%) IIS
3 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Project
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) SAN
2 14 (35.90%) DHCP
2 14 (35.90%) DNS
3 13 (33.33%) VPN
4 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
5 8 (20.51%) Internet
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.95%) Firewall
7 5 (12.82%) VLAN
8 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.13%) 3G
8 2 (5.13%) LAN
8 2 (5.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (17.95%) Legal
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Architect
1 8 (20.51%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Server Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Technician
4 5 (12.82%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Data Protection Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Data Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Data Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Backup Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) CESG
2 6 (15.38%) Clustering
3 5 (12.82%) Replication
3 5 (12.82%) GIS
4 3 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows 7
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) VMS
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Data Protection
2 16 (41.03%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) Migration
5 5 (12.82%) Network Architecture
5 5 (12.82%) Information Management
6 4 (10.26%) Network Design
6 4 (10.26%) Investment Management
7 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
8 2 (5.13%) CAD
8 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.56%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) VBScript
2 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (28.21%) MCSE
3 8 (20.51%) MCTS
3 8 (20.51%) MCITP
4 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (41.03%) Hyper-V
3 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) vSphere
5 2 (5.13%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.56%) XenServer
6 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) SCCM
2 14 (35.90%) SCOM
3 12 (30.77%) SCVMM
4 10 (25.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (25.64%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Intune
6 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
6 2 (5.13%) ARCserve
6 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (46.15%) McAfee
3 12 (30.77%) VMware
4 10 (25.64%) HP
4 10 (25.64%) Sophos
4 10 (25.64%) Symantec
4 10 (25.64%) Lumension
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco
6 5 (12.82%) EMC
7 4 (10.26%) CommVault
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix
9 1 (2.56%) Veeam
9 1 (2.56%) Dell