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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 563 533 542
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 44 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.087% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 1.22% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 11
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £356
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.23 -
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -

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
4541 3675 3311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.07% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2260 1767
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 157 176
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.19 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.01% +8.75%

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 21 November 2014.

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 30 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 21 November 2014. 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 -23 44 £400 - 9
South East -17 19 £400 +10.34% 1
London -6 17 £413 -2.94% 4
Berkshire 0 10 £400 +10.34%
Reading +15 7 £400 +10.34%
City of London +10 7 £419 +11.66% 4
Surrey -6 7 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
East of England - 3 £400 -
North West -4 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £363 -
Brighton - 2 £363 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 61 (68.54%) SCOM
2 58 (65.17%) Windows
3 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
4 37 (41.57%) PowerShell
5 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (32.58%) SCSM
7 28 (31.46%) SCCM
7 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
8 22 (24.72%) SQL
8 22 (24.72%) Hyper-V
9 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
10 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (20.22%) DNS
12 16 (17.98%) C#
12 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
13 15 (16.85%) ITIL
13 15 (16.85%) Dell
13 15 (16.85%) DHCP
14 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
14 14 (15.73%) VMware
14 14 (15.73%) Clustering
14 14 (15.73%) Data Protection
14 14 (15.73%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (14.61%) SCVMM
15 13 (14.61%) Asset Management
15 13 (14.61%) Service Delivery
15 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
16 12 (13.48%) LAN
16 12 (13.48%) Cisco
16 12 (13.48%) SQL Server

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.36%) Lync
3 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
4 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
2 3 (3.37%) DOC1
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) DNS
2 15 (16.85%) DHCP
3 14 (15.73%) Fibre Channel
4 12 (13.48%) LAN
5 11 (12.36%) SAN
6 10 (11.24%) Firewall
7 9 (10.11%) Wireless
7 9 (10.11%) WLAN
7 9 (10.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (10.11%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (10.11%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (8.99%) VPN
8 8 (8.99%) IPsec
9 7 (7.87%) OSPF
9 7 (7.87%) BGP
10 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
11 4 (4.49%) iSCSI
12 3 (3.37%) HTTP
12 3 (3.37%) WAN
12 3 (3.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.12%) JUnit
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Electronics
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Architect
1 19 (21.35%) Consultant
2 12 (13.48%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (12.36%) Administrator
4 9 (10.11%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.99%) Escalation Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) SCCM Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) SCCM Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.37%) Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Server Support
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) .NET
2 8 (8.99%) XML
3 6 (6.74%) ADO.NET
3 6 (6.74%) HTML
3 6 (6.74%) HTML5
4 4 (4.49%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) OLE
5 2 (2.25%) OLE DB
5 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.12%) JSON
6 1 (1.12%) REST
6 1 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) XSLT
6 1 (1.12%) WAP
6 1 (1.12%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Clustering
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.74%) CMDB
2 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) PKI
3 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.62%) Replication
4 3 (3.37%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) DTV
5 1 (1.12%) CESG
5 1 (1.12%) Online Games
5 1 (1.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.36%) Linux
5 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.74%) UNIX
8 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.37%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.25%) Solaris
11 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Data Protection
3 13 (14.61%) Asset Management
3 13 (14.61%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.24%) ITSM
4 10 (11.24%) Migration
5 9 (10.11%) Capacity Management
6 8 (8.99%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.87%) BCP
8 5 (5.62%) Time Management
9 4 (4.49%) Use Case
9 4 (4.49%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.37%) Workflow
10 3 (3.37%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (3.37%) Information Assurance
10 3 (3.37%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.25%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.25%) Computer Architecture
11 2 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (41.57%) PowerShell
2 22 (24.72%) SQL
3 16 (17.98%) C#
4 8 (8.99%) Perl
5 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.74%) VBScript
6 6 (6.74%) Python
7 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.49%) C++
8 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.25%) Java
10 1 (1.12%) C
10 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.74%) MCSE
5 5 (5.62%) Degree
6 4 (4.49%) MCSA
7 2 (2.25%) MCP
7 2 (2.25%) MCTS
7 2 (2.25%) MCITP
8 1 (1.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) GPG13
System Software
1 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.72%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.49%) XenApp
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) vSphere
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.25%) vCloud
5 2 (2.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (68.54%) SCOM
2 29 (32.58%) SCSM
3 28 (31.46%) SCCM
4 13 (14.61%) SCVMM
5 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (4.49%) WMI
6 4 (4.49%) Puppet
6 4 (4.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (2.25%) SCDPM
8 2 (2.25%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.12%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) Dell
3 14 (15.73%) VMware
4 12 (13.48%) Cisco
5 9 (10.11%) BMC
5 9 (10.11%) CheckPoint
5 9 (10.11%) Remedy
6 6 (6.74%) Citrix
7 5 (5.62%) HP
7 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.49%) Oracle
9 3 (3.37%) Symantec
9 3 (3.37%) CA
10 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.25%) SAP
10 2 (2.25%) EMC
11 1 (1.12%) JD Edwards
11 1 (1.12%) NetApp
11 1 (1.12%) Mercator