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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 640 609
Rank change year-on-year +68 -31  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Data Protection Manager 23 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.027% 0.032%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.49% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Median daily rate £345 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £241 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £368 £500
% change year-on-year -11.56% -26.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.48% +12.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £20.19
% change year-on-year -16.48% +12.70%  

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 4696 5670 4695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.11% 10.14% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3113 3585 2846
Median daily rate £475 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 133 200
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +6.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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 27 April 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 21 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 27 April 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 +38 19 £413 +6.45% 8
London +34 8 £450 -
East of England - 5 £125 - 1
Cheshire +37 3 £450 +5.88% 1
North West +31 3 £450 +5.88% 3
Scotland - 3 £340 -
Cambridge - 3 £125 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £125 -
South East +12 2 £200 -23.44% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 -
Norwich - 2 - -
Renfrew - 2 £340 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £200 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Telford - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (72.97%) Windows
3 24 (64.86%) Hyper-V
4 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
5 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
6 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (48.65%) Skype for Business
7 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (45.95%) SCOM
7 17 (45.95%) Data Protection
7 17 (45.95%) SQL
7 17 (45.95%) Office 365
8 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
9 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
9 14 (37.84%) SCCM
10 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (35.14%) Clustering
10 13 (35.14%) ITIL
10 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (35.14%) SAN
11 12 (32.43%) Firewall
11 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (29.73%) Skype
12 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
13 10 (27.03%) MCSE
13 10 (27.03%) Dell
13 10 (27.03%) Symantec
14 9 (24.32%) VMware
14 9 (24.32%) Windows 7

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 18 (48.65%) Skype for Business
2 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
4 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
7 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (45.95%) Office 365
2 7 (18.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) SAN
2 12 (32.43%) Firewall
3 11 (29.73%) Skype
4 8 (21.62%) DHCP
4 8 (21.62%) DNS
5 6 (16.22%) VoIP
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
7 3 (8.11%) VPN
7 3 (8.11%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Server Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) ICT Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Server Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) DBA
5 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.41%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) Replication
2 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Data Protection
2 13 (35.14%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (10.81%) CRM
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Information Management
5 3 (8.11%) IT Strategy
5 3 (8.11%) MOF
5 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Presales
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (27.03%) MCSE
3 6 (16.22%) MCITP
4 4 (10.81%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.81%) MCSD
5 2 (5.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) Hyper-V
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.41%) XenApp
7 1 (2.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) SCOM
2 14 (37.84%) SCCM
3 7 (18.92%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (10.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (10.81%) NetBackup
4 4 (10.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (10.81%) SCOrch
4 4 (10.81%) SCVMM
4 4 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.41%) SCDPM
5 2 (5.41%) WSUS
6 1 (2.70%) SCSM
6 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Dell
2 10 (27.03%) Symantec
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) HP
5 7 (18.92%) Sophos
6 5 (13.51%) Apple
6 5 (13.51%) Cisco
7 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.81%) Intel Security
7 4 (10.81%) NetApp
7 4 (10.81%) Splunk
7 4 (10.81%) Trustwave
7 4 (10.81%) Veeam
8 3 (8.11%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (8.11%) SAP
9 2 (5.41%) Citrix
9 2 (5.41%) EMC
10 1 (2.70%) Snow