The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SCDPM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCDPM over the 3 months to 25 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 System Center Data Protection Manager (Microsoft DPM, SCDPM)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 637 628
Rank change year-on-year +53 -9  
Contract jobs citing SCDPM 3 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.028% 0.014%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.060% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 3
Median daily rate £333 £300 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% -45.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £300 £550
% change year-on-year +10.83% -45.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SCDPM 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 5006 6031 4804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.37% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3281 3880 2960
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 114 137 162
Median hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.58% +43.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £39.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SCDPM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCDPM in the UK

SCDPM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCDPM.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCDPM in the UK

SCDPM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCDPM over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCDPM in the UK

SCDPM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCDPM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCDPM in the UK

SCDPM
Top 6 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 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 +39 3 £333 -2.20% 8
Yorkshire +23 2 £475 +79.24% 4
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 £190 -
East Midlands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 11 (68.75%) Hyper-V
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
5 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) IIS
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Veeam
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) SCOM
7 3 (18.75%) SCVMM
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (12.50%) Web Operations
8 2 (12.50%) McAfee
8 2 (12.50%) Firewall

SCDPM
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 5 (31.25%) IIS
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Backup Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Hardware Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Web Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Hyper-V
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) SCVMM
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (12.50%) SCSM
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Veeam
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
4 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec