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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 533 545 512
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 38 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.029% 0.042%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 0.39% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £391 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £24.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £24.86 -
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -

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
4043 3565 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.30% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2454 2048 1610
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 139 209
Average hourly rate £20.03 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 28 January 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 20 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 28 January 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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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 +5 37 £400 -5.88% 8
London +21 14 £400 -5.88% 3
South East -2 12 £400 -11.11% 4
Berkshire - 11 £400 -
North West +5 6 £375 -
City of London +18 4 £388 - 3
Surrey +1 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Andover - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 4
Manchester - - - -
Poole - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Trowbridge - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 3

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 64 (68.09%) SCOM
2 59 (62.77%) Windows
3 42 (44.68%) Microsoft
4 36 (38.30%) PowerShell
5 33 (35.11%) SCCM
5 33 (35.11%) SCSM
6 31 (32.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (32.98%) Active Directory
7 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (23.40%) SQL
9 21 (22.34%) ITIL
10 19 (20.21%) VMware
11 18 (19.15%) Hyper-V
12 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
14 15 (15.96%) C#
15 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
15 13 (13.83%) DHCP
15 13 (13.83%) DNS
15 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
16 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
17 11 (11.70%) Migration
17 11 (11.70%) Linux
17 11 (11.70%) UNIX
17 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
18 10 (10.64%) Citrix
18 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (10.64%) PKI
18 10 (10.64%) Windows 7
19 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.38%) Lync
3 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) DOC1
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) DHCP
1 13 (13.83%) DNS
2 9 (9.57%) LAN
3 6 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (5.32%) WAN
4 5 (5.32%) SAN
4 5 (5.32%) Firewall
5 4 (4.26%) Wireless
5 4 (4.26%) WLAN
5 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.19%) SSH
6 3 (3.19%) VPN
6 3 (3.19%) IPsec
6 3 (3.19%) OSPF
6 3 (3.19%) BGP
7 2 (2.13%) Internet
7 2 (2.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.19%) MSI
3 1 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.45%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Publishing
3 2 (2.13%) Law
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Local Government
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Automotive
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Consultant
2 12 (12.77%) Administrator
2 12 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.64%) Escalation Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) SCCM Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.32%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Server Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Server Support Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Server Support
10 2 (2.13%) Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) XML
2 6 (6.38%) .NET
3 3 (3.19%) Application Packaging
3 3 (3.19%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) OLE
4 2 (2.13%) OLE DB
4 2 (2.13%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) PKI
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.38%) Clustering
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.13%) Replication
6 2 (2.13%) CMDB
7 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.06%) Informatics
7 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.06%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.77%) Windows
2 31 (32.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.70%) Linux
4 11 (11.70%) UNIX
5 10 (10.64%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.06%) Solaris
8 1 (1.06%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) ITIL
2 11 (11.70%) Migration
3 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.51%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.51%) Capacity Management
5 7 (7.45%) Data Protection
5 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.45%) ITSM
6 6 (6.38%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.32%) Use Case
8 3 (3.19%) People Management
8 3 (3.19%) Time Management
8 3 (3.19%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.19%) Workflow
8 3 (3.19%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.19%) BCP
9 2 (2.13%) Service Management
9 2 (2.13%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.30%) PowerShell
2 22 (23.40%) SQL
3 15 (15.96%) C#
4 8 (8.51%) VBScript
5 5 (5.32%) C++
6 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.19%) Perl
7 3 (3.19%) AWK
8 2 (2.13%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.06%) Java
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.38%) MCSE
5 3 (3.19%) Degree
5 3 (3.19%) MCSA
6 2 (2.13%) MCP
7 1 (1.06%) MCTS
7 1 (1.06%) MCITP
7 1 (1.06%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 31 (32.98%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.45%) vSphere
5 7 (7.45%) XenApp
6 4 (4.26%) vCloud
7 2 (2.13%) XenServer
7 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 64 (68.09%) SCOM
2 33 (35.11%) SCCM
2 33 (35.11%) SCSM
3 8 (8.51%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.38%) WMI
5 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (3.19%) Puppet
7 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.21%) VMware
3 10 (10.64%) Citrix
4 9 (9.57%) Dell
5 8 (8.51%) HP
5 8 (8.51%) Remedy
6 6 (6.38%) BMC
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco
7 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle
8 3 (3.19%) CA
8 3 (3.19%) Symantec
9 2 (2.13%) SAP
10 1 (1.06%) F5
10 1 (1.06%) Leostream
10 1 (1.06%) Veeam
10 1 (1.06%) Mercator
10 1 (1.06%) NetApp
10 1 (1.06%) Red Hat