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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
Rank 605 596 559
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -37
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 15 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.027% 0.039%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 15
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
4637 4348 3933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.96% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2564 2183
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 173
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £31.56 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 2015.

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 17 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 31 July 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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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 -20 15 £400 - 9
South East - 6 £325 - 2
London 0 5 £350 -12.50% 2
Wiltshire +1 3 £550 -
South West -8 3 £550 - 2
Berkshire - 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Swindon -4 2 £550 -
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
North West - 1 £450 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Brighton - 1 £325 - 1
Hook - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £450 -

SCDPM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) SCCM
3 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
4 17 (58.62%) SCOM
5 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
6 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (48.28%) VMware
8 13 (44.83%) SCVMM
9 12 (41.38%) Lync
9 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (41.38%) SAN
9 12 (41.38%) SharePoint
10 11 (37.93%) Hyper-V
10 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
11 10 (34.48%) SCSM
12 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
12 9 (31.03%) DHCP
12 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
12 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (31.03%) HP
12 9 (31.03%) DNS
13 8 (27.59%) Cisco
13 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
13 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
14 7 (24.14%) Data Protection
14 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
14 7 (24.14%) SQL
14 7 (24.14%) VBScript

SCDPM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (41.38%) SharePoint
1 12 (41.38%) Lync
2 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (20.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) SAN
2 9 (31.03%) DHCP
2 9 (31.03%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) Firewall
4 6 (20.69%) LAN
4 6 (20.69%) WAN
5 4 (13.79%) VPN
5 4 (13.79%) MPLS
5 4 (13.79%) VLAN
6 2 (6.90%) Skype
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
7 1 (3.45%) SMS
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) SAN Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) PKI
2 4 (13.79%) User Experience
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Data Protection
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) Patch Management
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Server Building
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
1 7 (24.14%) VBScript
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) VCP4
6 1 (3.45%) VCP5
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) XenApp
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (17.24%) DFS Replication
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.90%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (6.90%) UAG
6 1 (3.45%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Xen
6 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (72.41%) SCCM
2 17 (58.62%) SCOM
3 13 (44.83%) SCVMM
4 10 (34.48%) SCSM
5 4 (13.79%) SCOrch
5 4 (13.79%) Tivoli
5 4 (13.79%) WSUS
6 3 (10.34%) NetBackup
6 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (3.45%) Legato
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) HP
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 4 (13.79%) EMC
6 4 (13.79%) ProCurve
6 4 (13.79%) Veeam
7 3 (10.34%) Lumension
8 2 (6.90%) ArcSight
8 2 (6.90%) McAfee
8 2 (6.90%) CommVault
9 1 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) Brocade
9 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
9 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.45%) 3PAR