The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 574 550 575
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +25
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 16 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.039% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.39% 0.53% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +83.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3766 3813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.39% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 2115 1941
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 167 177
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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
England -24 11 £400 +23.07% 2
London +2 3 £400 +23.07%
Yorkshire +2 3 £275 -15.38%
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 £413 - 1
South Yorkshire 0 1 £275 -15.38%
Sheffield -3 1 £275 -15.38%
Solihull - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 27 (79.41%) Windows
3 23 (67.65%) Data Protection
4 20 (58.82%) SCCM
4 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (55.88%) Windows 7
6 17 (50.00%) SQL
7 16 (47.06%) ITIL
7 16 (47.06%) SCOM
8 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
8 15 (44.12%) Internet
9 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
9 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
9 14 (41.18%) SCVMM
10 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
11 12 (35.29%) SAN
11 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (29.41%) Lotus
12 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
12 10 (29.41%) IBM Notes
12 10 (29.41%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
12 10 (29.41%) Blackberry
12 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (26.47%) VMware
14 8 (23.53%) HP
15 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
15 7 (20.59%) DNS

SCDPM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (29.41%) IBM Notes
3 10 (29.41%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (17.65%) IIS
5 1 (2.94%) Lync
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Internet
2 12 (35.29%) SAN
3 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.59%) DNS
4 6 (17.65%) VPN
4 6 (17.65%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.88%) LAN
5 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.88%) 3G
5 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
6 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Law
1 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (17.65%) Server Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Data Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (11.76%) Data Protection Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Build Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) IT Support
4 2 (5.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Storage Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.76%) Firmware
3 2 (5.88%) GIS
3 2 (5.88%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (55.88%) Windows 7
4 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Data Protection
2 16 (47.06%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) CAD
4 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Information Management
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) VBScript
4 2 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCITP
2 5 (14.71%) MCTS
2 5 (14.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
2 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) XenServer
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (58.82%) SCCM
2 16 (47.06%) SCOM
3 14 (41.18%) SCVMM
4 6 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Intune
6 3 (8.82%) SCOrch
7 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
7 2 (5.88%) ARCserve
7 2 (5.88%) SCSM
7 2 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Lotus
3 9 (26.47%) VMware
4 8 (23.53%) HP
5 7 (20.59%) McAfee
6 4 (11.76%) Veeam
7 3 (8.82%) Symantec
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco
8 2 (5.88%) IBM
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (5.88%) Lumension
9 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.94%) Sophos
9 1 (2.94%) CommVault
9 1 (2.94%) EMC
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