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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 587 582 537
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -45
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 10 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
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£342 £194 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.64% -40.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £185 £325
% change year-on-year
+85.00% -43.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 - -

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
4288 4205 3494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.76% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2679 2484 1968
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 153 176
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 15 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 28 May 2015. 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 -18 10 £342 +76.64% 7
South East -18 4 £342 +85.00%
Hampshire 0 3 £342 +85.00%
London +18 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire -17 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £337 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - -

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 13 (50.00%) SCCM
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (46.15%) SCOM
5 11 (42.31%) Hyper-V
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (34.62%) HP
7 9 (34.62%) SAN
8 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 8 (30.77%) NetBackup
8 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) SCVMM
9 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
9 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco
10 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (19.23%) SCSM
11 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
11 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
11 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (15.38%) Replication
12 4 (15.38%) Firewall
12 4 (15.38%) VBScript
12 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange

SCDPM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) Lync
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) SMS
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SAN Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
3 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 3 (11.54%) CLARiiON
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.69%) Server Building
4 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) VBScript
4 3 (11.54%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (11.54%) VCP4
3 3 (11.54%) VCP5
3 3 (11.54%) MCITP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Hyper-V
2 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) UAG
3 3 (11.54%) Xen
4 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (7.69%) DFS Replication
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) VMware GSX
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) SCCM
2 12 (46.15%) SCOM
3 8 (30.77%) NetBackup
3 8 (30.77%) SCVMM
4 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
5 5 (19.23%) SCSM
6 3 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (11.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (11.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (11.54%) Legato
7 2 (7.69%) WMI
7 2 (7.69%) PureDisk
8 1 (3.85%) WSUS
8 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
8 1 (3.85%) MOM
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) EMC
6 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
6 3 (11.54%) Fujitsu
6 3 (11.54%) CommVault
6 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) Symantec
6 3 (11.54%) McAfee
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) Lumension
8 1 (3.85%) Veeam
8 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.85%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.85%) Intel
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas