The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 570 535 582
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +47
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 33 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.035% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.78% 0.53% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £388 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4210 3199 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.32% 6.58% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2432 1841 2005
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 159 158
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.90 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -21 33 £375 -3.22% 5
South East -6 13 £450 +10.42% 3
South West - 9 - -
Berkshire - 7 £450 -
London -33 6 £400 - 2
Reading - 6 £450 -
Milton Keynes -17 5 £500 +48.14%
Buckinghamshire -22 5 £500 +48.14%
West Yorkshire -16 4 - -
Yorkshire -17 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - -
City of London - 2 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 - - 3
North West - 2 £250 -
Surrey -15 1 £375 -10.71%
East Midlands - 1 £238 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £170 -
Manchester - - - -
Mansfield - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 34 (61.82%) SCOM
2 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
3 30 (54.55%) Windows
4 28 (50.91%) SCCM
5 26 (47.27%) PowerShell
6 25 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 22 (40.00%) SCSM
8 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
8 18 (32.73%) MS Exchange
9 16 (29.09%) ITIL
10 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (23.64%) SCVMM
11 13 (23.64%) Change Management
11 13 (23.64%) SAN
11 13 (23.64%) Lync
12 12 (21.82%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
12 12 (21.82%) NetApp
12 12 (21.82%) Citrix
12 12 (21.82%) Finance
13 11 (20.00%) XenApp
13 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
14 10 (18.18%) HP
14 10 (18.18%) Clustering
14 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
15 9 (16.36%) Windows Vista

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
1 18 (32.73%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.64%) Lync
3 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (14.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.64%) IIS
7 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) SAN
2 8 (14.55%) iSCSI
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) HTTP
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Consultant
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Escalation Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Service Design Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 10 (18.18%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Wiki
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
4 9 (16.36%) Windows 8
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.45%) UNIX
5 3 (5.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Change Management
3 12 (21.82%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (16.36%) Data Management
5 8 (14.55%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.91%) Security Management
7 5 (9.09%) Workflow
7 5 (9.09%) Identity Management
7 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.27%) CRM
9 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.45%) Release Management
10 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (3.64%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.73%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.45%) C#
3 3 (5.45%) C++
4 2 (3.64%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) MCSE
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCITP
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) Hyper-V
1 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) XenApp
3 5 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.27%) UAG
4 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.64%) vCloud
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Xen
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (61.82%) SCOM
2 28 (50.91%) SCCM
3 22 (40.00%) SCSM
4 13 (23.64%) SCVMM
5 8 (14.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (12.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (7.27%) WSUS
8 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.64%) SCDPM
8 2 (3.64%) AppDNA
9 1 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (1.82%) MOM
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Citrix
2 12 (21.82%) NetApp
3 10 (18.18%) HP
4 9 (16.36%) Cisco
5 8 (14.55%) Symantec
5 8 (14.55%) VMware
6 5 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.82%) AppSense
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) EMC