The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Data Protection Manager skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Data Protection Manager over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 605 632
Rank change year-on-year +19 +27  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager 15 39 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.073% 0.025%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.64% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 6
Median daily rate £400 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +53.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £550
% change year-on-year -2.04% -44.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +64.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.39% +64.28%  

Microsoft Data Protection Manager is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5008 6105 4800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.83% 11.35% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3283 3927 2955
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 138 163
Median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +61.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Data Protection Manager in the UK

Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Data Protection Manager in the UK

Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Data Protection Manager in the UK

Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Data Protection Manager in the UK

Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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 +29 14 £450 +12.50% 2
London +8 6 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +20 4 £375 +36.36%
West Yorkshire +25 3 £275 -
Leeds +23 3 £275 -
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £125 -68.81%
East of England -4 2 £125 -67.38%
Canary Wharf - 2 £350 -
Cambridge - 2 £125 -
South East +28 1 £463 +28.47%
Hampshire +15 1 £463 +28.47%
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £463 -
Telford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager 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 Microsoft Data Protection Manager.

1 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (71.79%) Active Directory
3 26 (66.67%) Windows
4 23 (58.97%) Hyper-V
5 22 (56.41%) Skype for Business
6 21 (53.85%) Office 365
7 20 (51.28%) Windows Server
7 20 (51.28%) Data Protection
8 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
9 17 (43.59%) Dell
10 16 (41.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (41.03%) Skype
11 15 (38.46%) MS Exchange
12 14 (35.90%) SCCM
13 13 (33.33%) SQL
13 13 (33.33%) Symantec
13 13 (33.33%) Firewall
14 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (30.77%) SAN
14 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
14 12 (30.77%) SCOM
14 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (30.77%) VMware
14 12 (30.77%) Clustering
14 12 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (28.21%) Finance
15 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Co-occurring 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 22 (56.41%) Skype for Business
2 16 (41.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (38.46%) MS Exchange
4 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.26%) IIS
5 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (53.85%) Office 365
2 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (17.95%) IaaS
5 2 (5.13%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Skype
2 13 (33.33%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) SAN
4 8 (20.51%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) DHCP
6 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (12.82%) VoIP
7 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
7 3 (7.69%) VPN
7 3 (7.69%) WAN
7 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.56%) DMZ
9 1 (2.56%) Extranet
9 1 (2.56%) Intranet
9 1 (2.56%) NAS
9 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Architect
1 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Messaging Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (10.26%) IT Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Messaging Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Clustering
2 5 (12.82%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows Server
3 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Data Protection
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 5 (12.82%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.82%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) CRM
5 4 (10.26%) Task Automation
6 3 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) MOF
6 3 (7.69%) Presales
6 3 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) Information Management
7 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) VB
3 4 (10.26%) VBScript
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (20.51%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) MCITP
4 3 (7.69%) CCNA
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 3 (7.69%) MCSD
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 28 (71.79%) Active Directory
2 23 (58.97%) Hyper-V
3 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (7.69%) ISA Server
7 2 (5.13%) XenApp
8 1 (2.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) SCCM
2 12 (30.77%) SCOM
3 9 (23.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 9 (23.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (12.82%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (12.82%) WSUS
5 4 (10.26%) SCVMM
6 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (7.69%) SCDPM
6 3 (7.69%) SCOrch
7 2 (5.13%) SmoothWall
8 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.56%) PowerCLI
8 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) Dell
3 13 (33.33%) Symantec
4 12 (30.77%) VMware
5 9 (23.08%) HP
5 9 (23.08%) McAfee
5 9 (23.08%) Splunk
5 9 (23.08%) Trustwave
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco
7 6 (15.38%) Sophos
7 6 (15.38%) Veeam
8 4 (10.26%) Apple
9 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 3 (7.69%) NetApp
9 3 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (7.69%) SAP
10 2 (5.13%) Citrix
11 1 (2.56%) EMC
11 1 (2.56%) Intel
11 1 (2.56%) Snow