The table below looks at the statistics for SCDPM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCDPM over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 642 654 617
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -37
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 7 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.028% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.33% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 20
Median daily rate £250 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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
5678 4836 4892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.73% 8.34% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3590 2974 2905
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 180 181
Median hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.72 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.00 £46.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -6.66%

SCDPM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SCDPM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCDPM within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 5 £263 -19.23% 6
South West +15 4 £256 -35.93% 3
Bristol +2 3 £250 - 1
Wiltshire +12 1 £450 -5.26%
Swindon +10 1 £450 -18.18%
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Hereford - 1 £450 -

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCDPM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCDPM.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) ITIL
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 14 (63.64%) VMware
5 12 (54.55%) SCCM
5 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 11 (50.00%) SCOM
6 11 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 10 (45.45%) SCVMM
7 10 (45.45%) SCSM
7 10 (45.45%) Change Management
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
8 9 (40.91%) SCOrch
9 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
9 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
9 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (36.36%) VBScript
9 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
10 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
10 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
10 7 (31.82%) HP
10 7 (31.82%) Backup Exec
10 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
10 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
10 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (27.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (27.27%) Fujitsu
11 6 (27.27%) NAS

SCDPM
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) NAS
1 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (18.18%) Billing
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Support
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Storage Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Storage Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Support Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) VMS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Analytics
3 5 (22.73%) Release Management
4 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) VBScript
2 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCITP
5 2 (9.09%) MCSA
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCP
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (13.64%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 12 (54.55%) SCCM
3 11 (50.00%) SCOM
4 10 (45.45%) SCSM
4 10 (45.45%) SCVMM
5 9 (40.91%) SCOrch
6 7 (31.82%) Backup Exec
7 6 (27.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (27.27%) NetBackup
8 3 (13.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Dell
4 6 (27.27%) EMC
4 6 (27.27%) Fujitsu
4 6 (27.27%) NetApp
4 6 (27.27%) Veeam
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
7 1 (4.55%) Dell KACE
7 1 (4.55%) F5