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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 618 584 576
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -8
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 1 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.034% 0.006%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.023% 0.40% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4367 4284 3710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.49% 8.46% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2550 2096
Average daily rate £430 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 138 140
Average hourly rate £27.75 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.39% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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
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 2 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -8 1 - - 2
England -16 1 - - 9

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 15 (83.33%) Data Protection
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 10 (55.56%) ITIL
5 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
6 9 (50.00%) SCCM
6 9 (50.00%) SCOM
6 9 (50.00%) Backup Exec
7 8 (44.44%) VMware
7 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 8 (44.44%) EMC
7 8 (44.44%) CommVault
7 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (38.89%) SAN
8 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
9 6 (33.33%) HP
9 6 (33.33%) Dell
9 6 (33.33%) SLA
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco
9 6 (33.33%) NAS
9 6 (33.33%) Dell Compellent
9 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (27.78%) Veeam
10 5 (27.78%) Windows 7

SCDPM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) Lync
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 6 (33.33%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (11.11%) Law
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (27.78%) Storage Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Celerra
1 5 (27.78%) CLARiiON
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) AIX
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 10 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (27.78%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Server Building
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 9 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 9 (50.00%) SCOM
3 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
3 5 (27.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (22.22%) SCOrch
4 4 (22.22%) SCSM
4 4 (22.22%) SCVMM
5 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) CommVault
2 8 (44.44%) EMC
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Dell
3 6 (33.33%) Dell Compellent
3 6 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) Brocade
4 5 (27.78%) Fujitsu
4 5 (27.78%) IBM
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) Veeam
5 3 (16.67%) CA
5 3 (16.67%) iManage
5 3 (16.67%) Nimsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix