The table below looks at the statistics for SCOrch skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOrch over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 582 551 571
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +20
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 38 49 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.087% 0.041%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.81% 1.08% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 11
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£425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £392 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £348
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +22.30%
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
4711 4522 4084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.20% 8.03% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2885 2664 2354
Average daily rate £405 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 154 160
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.02 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £39.50 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -5.19%

SCOrch
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOrch within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOrch Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCOrch
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOrch within the UK.

SCOrch Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCOrch
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOrch within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

SCOrch Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCOrch
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SCOrch Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCOrch
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOrch within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 -38 38 £425 -10.52% 11
London -14 9 £419 -11.84% 4
East of England +6 8 £438 -
South East -17 8 £450 +10.42% 2
South West - 8 £513 - 2
Hertfordshire - 8 £438 -
Wiltshire - 6 £550 -
Swindon - 5 £550 -
Hampshire - 5 £450 -
Farnborough - 5 £450 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £450 -
Watford - 4 £425 -
Redhill -5 2 £450 -
Surrey -6 2 £450 +15.38%
City of London -9 2 £450 +0.05%
Leeds - 2 £313 -
Bristol - 2 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
North West - 2 £350 - 1
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Hereford - 1 £425 -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCOrch 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 SCOrch.

1 79 (86.81%) SCOM
2 56 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 53 (58.24%) Windows
4 52 (57.14%) SCCM
5 40 (43.96%) SCSM
6 31 (34.07%) ITIL
7 28 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
10 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (20.88%) SCVMM
11 19 (20.88%) Service Delivery
12 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
13 17 (18.68%) Capacity Management
14 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
14 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
15 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
16 14 (15.38%) SQL
16 14 (15.38%) Incident Management
17 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
17 13 (14.29%) DNS
18 12 (13.19%) DHCP
18 12 (13.19%) Linux
19 11 (12.09%) VMware
19 11 (12.09%) Dell
20 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
20 10 (10.99%) VMware ESXi
21 9 (9.89%) Windows 7
21 9 (9.89%) HP

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCOrch 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 SCOrch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.79%) Lync
2 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.49%) IIS
4 4 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) DNS
2 12 (13.19%) DHCP
3 6 (6.59%) SNMP
4 3 (3.30%) VLAN
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.10%) SAN
5 1 (1.10%) DMZ
5 1 (1.10%) Internet
5 1 (1.10%) Firewall
5 1 (1.10%) LAN
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Administrator
2 16 (17.58%) Consultant
2 16 (17.58%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) Architect
5 6 (6.59%) Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Systems Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) XML
1 5 (5.49%) OLE
1 5 (5.49%) OLE DB
2 2 (2.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) User Experience
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 7 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.40%) PKI
5 3 (3.30%) CMDB
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 3 (3.30%) Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (58.24%) Windows
2 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.19%) Linux
5 9 (9.89%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.69%) UNIX
7 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) ITIL
2 19 (20.88%) Service Delivery
3 17 (18.68%) Capacity Management
4 14 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 9 (9.89%) Data Protection
6 7 (7.69%) Release Management
7 6 (6.59%) Service Management
7 6 (6.59%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.49%) ITSM
8 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.49%) Build Automation
8 5 (5.49%) DevOps
9 4 (4.40%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.40%) Use Case
9 4 (4.40%) Change Management
9 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.40%) SDLC
10 3 (3.30%) Server Building
11 2 (2.20%) Data Modelling
11 2 (2.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.38%) SQL
3 7 (7.69%) Java
4 5 (5.49%) VBScript
4 5 (5.49%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) Python
5 4 (4.40%) Perl
6 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
3 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.10%) MCP
6 1 (1.10%) CCSP
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) ISEB
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.99%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (9.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (7.69%) DFS Replication
7 6 (6.59%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.10%) vSphere
9 1 (1.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 79 (86.81%) SCOM
2 52 (57.14%) SCCM
3 40 (43.96%) SCSM
4 19 (20.88%) SCVMM
5 7 (7.69%) WSUS
6 5 (5.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (5.49%) SCDPM
7 4 (4.40%) StatsD
7 4 (4.40%) Graphite
7 4 (4.40%) Puppet
7 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (3.30%) HP SIM
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Intune
9 2 (2.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (2.20%) Nagios
10 1 (1.10%) MOM
Vendors
1 56 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) Dell
2 11 (12.09%) VMware
3 9 (9.89%) HP
4 7 (7.69%) Citrix
4 7 (7.69%) Cisco
5 6 (6.59%) SolarWinds
6 5 (5.49%) 3PAR
7 4 (4.40%) Splunk
7 4 (4.40%) NetApp
7 4 (4.40%) Symantec
7 4 (4.40%) Remedy
8 3 (3.30%) BMC
8 3 (3.30%) EMC
8 3 (3.30%) Veeam
8 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.20%) Avaya
9 2 (2.20%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.20%) Lumension
10 1 (1.10%) F5