The table below looks at the statistics for SCOrch skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOrch over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 607 596 612
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 31 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.084% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.99% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 13
Median daily rate £390 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
6066 4757 4347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.34% 8.47% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3906 2914 2524
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 158 130
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+65.23% +7.69%

SCOrch
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SCOrch as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOrch within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -14 29 £390 -8.23% 2
South East 0 12 £372 -28.46% 1
North West -2 7 £395 +12.85% 1
London -14 7 £303 -24.37%
Hampshire +9 6 £330 -26.66%
Surrey -9 4 £513 -1.44%
Warrington - 4 £390 -
Hook - 4 £320 -
Cheshire - 4 £390 -
City of London +26 2 - -
Berkshire 0 2 £400 - 1
Epsom - 2 £500 -
Reading - 2 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
South West -1 1 £400 -27.27%
West Midlands -21 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
Redcar - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £250 -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCOrch 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 SCOrch.

1 69 (77.53%) PowerShell
2 55 (61.80%) SCOM
3 51 (57.30%) Windows
4 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
4 44 (49.44%) Active Directory
5 42 (47.19%) SCCM
6 39 (43.82%) Windows Server
6 39 (43.82%) SQL
7 35 (39.33%) HP
8 33 (37.08%) VMware
9 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
9 28 (31.46%) ITIL
10 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (24.72%) Citrix
12 21 (23.60%) Puppet
13 20 (22.47%) Dell
14 19 (21.35%) SAN
15 18 (20.22%) IIS
15 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
16 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
17 15 (16.85%) DNS
18 14 (15.73%) DHCP
18 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
18 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
18 14 (15.73%) Middleware
18 14 (15.73%) Finance
19 13 (14.61%) Jython
19 13 (14.61%) Python
19 13 (14.61%) BMC

SCOrch
Top Related 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 (20.22%) IIS
2 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) Confluence
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.48%) IaaS
3 10 (11.24%) PaaS
4 4 (4.49%) Office 365
4 4 (4.49%) SaaS
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.35%) SAN
2 15 (16.85%) DNS
3 14 (15.73%) DHCP
4 12 (13.48%) Firewall
5 9 (10.11%) VPN
6 8 (8.99%) HTTP
6 8 (8.99%) HTTPS
6 8 (8.99%) iSCSI
6 8 (8.99%) NAS
7 7 (7.87%) LDAP
8 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.62%) Internet
10 4 (4.49%) SNMP
10 4 (4.49%) VLAN
11 3 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.25%) LAN
12 2 (2.25%) WAN
13 1 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (4.49%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.37%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (12.36%) Analyst
1 11 (12.36%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Consultant
2 9 (10.11%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Server Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) DBA
4 7 (7.87%) SQL DBA
5 6 (6.74%) Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Storage Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Senior DBA
8 3 (3.37%) Senior SQL DBA
8 3 (3.37%) Server Support
8 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) Middleware
2 11 (12.36%) .NET
3 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 3 (3.37%) XML
4 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.25%) HTML5
4 2 (2.25%) RESTful
4 2 (2.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) jQuery
5 1 (1.12%) JSON
5 1 (1.12%) REST
5 1 (1.12%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) WCF
5 1 (1.12%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Public Cloud
2 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.99%) Fat Client
3 8 (8.99%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.74%) Clustering
4 6 (6.74%) PKI
5 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.62%) Grid Computing
6 4 (4.49%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.37%) Wiki
8 2 (2.25%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (2.25%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 51 (57.30%) Windows
2 39 (43.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.74%) Linux
5 6 (6.74%) Unix
5 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.49%) VMS
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Solaris
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) ITSM
2 12 (13.48%) Workflow
3 10 (11.24%) Mentoring
4 9 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (8.99%) OO
5 8 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (8.99%) Software Distribution
5 8 (8.99%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (7.87%) Asset Management
6 7 (7.87%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (5.62%) Analytics
7 5 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.62%) Change Management
7 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.62%) Release Management
8 4 (4.49%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.49%) Migration
8 4 (4.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (77.53%) PowerShell
2 39 (43.82%) SQL
3 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.61%) Jython
4 13 (14.61%) Python
5 8 (8.99%) VBScript
6 7 (7.87%) Perl
7 6 (6.74%) VB
8 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.49%) C#
10 3 (3.37%) C
11 2 (2.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.49%) MCSE
5 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.25%) RHCA
6 2 (2.25%) RHCE
7 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.12%) Degree
7 1 (1.12%) OCA
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 44 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.48%) XenApp
4 11 (12.36%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (10.11%) VMware ESX
6 8 (8.99%) XenServer
7 7 (7.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (5.62%) XenDesktop
9 4 (4.49%) Terminal Services
9 4 (4.49%) vSphere
10 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.12%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 55 (61.80%) SCOM
2 42 (47.19%) SCCM
3 21 (23.60%) Puppet
4 13 (14.61%) BladeLogic
4 13 (14.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 12 (13.48%) WSUS
6 10 (11.24%) SCSM
6 10 (11.24%) SCVMM
7 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (7.87%) SCDPM
9 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
10 4 (4.49%) HP SIM
10 4 (4.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (3.37%) EdgeSight
11 3 (3.37%) Nagios
12 2 (2.25%) Perfmon
12 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
2 35 (39.33%) HP
3 33 (37.08%) VMware
4 22 (24.72%) Citrix
5 20 (22.47%) Dell
6 13 (14.61%) BMC
6 13 (14.61%) CA
7 8 (8.99%) Symantec
8 7 (7.87%) NetApp
9 3 (3.37%) Cisco
9 3 (3.37%) EMC
10 2 (2.25%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow