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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 577 555 595
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +40
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 24 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.038% 0.014%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.57% 0.51% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +83.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50

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
4218 3917 3906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.36% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2234 2037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 146 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.98 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -29 17 £475 +46.15% 1
South Wales - 7 £375 - 1
Wales - 7 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 7 £375 - 1
London +13 5 £475 +46.15%
Yorkshire +1 4 £388 +19.23%
South East -2 3 £450 +38.46%
West Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
Sheffield +11 1 £275 -15.38%
East Midlands +10 1 £413 -
South Yorkshire +6 1 £275 -15.38%
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
2 29 (74.36%) Windows
3 28 (71.79%) Data Protection
4 21 (53.85%) Windows 7
5 19 (48.72%) SCCM
6 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (43.59%) Hyper-V
7 17 (43.59%) ITIL
8 16 (41.03%) Internet
8 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
9 15 (38.46%) SCOM
9 15 (38.46%) SQL
10 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 13 (33.33%) SAN
10 13 (33.33%) SCVMM
10 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
12 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
12 10 (25.64%) McAfee
12 10 (25.64%) Blackberry
13 9 (23.08%) IBM Notes
13 9 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
13 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
13 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 9 (23.08%) Lotus
13 9 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification

SCDPM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (23.08%) IBM Notes
2 9 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
3 7 (17.95%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (17.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Internet
2 13 (33.33%) SAN
3 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 8 (20.51%) DHCP
4 8 (20.51%) VPN
4 8 (20.51%) DNS
5 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.13%) 3G
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Data Protection Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Data Manager
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.26%) GIS
3 2 (5.13%) IBM XIV
3 2 (5.13%) Firmware
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Data Protection
2 17 (43.59%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
4 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.13%) CAD
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.56%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
2 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) VBScript
4 2 (5.13%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
2 7 (17.95%) MCITP
2 7 (17.95%) MCTS
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Hyper-V
2 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) XenServer
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (48.72%) SCCM
2 15 (38.46%) SCOM
3 13 (33.33%) SCVMM
4 9 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Intune
6 2 (5.13%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
6 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (5.13%) ARCserve
6 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) McAfee
3 9 (23.08%) Lotus
4 8 (20.51%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) HP
6 4 (10.26%) CommVault
6 4 (10.26%) Symantec
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco
7 3 (7.69%) Lumension
8 2 (5.13%) Veeam
8 2 (5.13%) IBM
8 2 (5.13%) NetApp
8 2 (5.13%) Sophos
9 1 (2.56%) EMC
9 1 (2.56%) Citrix