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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 590 564 562
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 29 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.073% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 0.86% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 6
Average daily rate £375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
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
4367 4284 3710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.49% 8.46% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2550 2096
Average daily rate £430 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 138 140
Average hourly rate £27.75 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.39% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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 5 February 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 16 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 29 £375 -6.25% 10
South East +4 10 £330 -17.50% 3
North West -19 7 £375 -
London -13 6 £250 -45.94% 4
West Midlands -15 5 £450 +5.88%
Kent - 5 £450 -
Merseyside -6 4 £375 -
Liverpool -6 3 £375 -
Hampshire - 3 £295 - 1
Tonbridge - 2 £438 -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £308 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £330 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 40 (75.47%) SCOM
2 39 (73.58%) SCCM
3 34 (64.15%) Windows
4 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
5 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
6 26 (49.06%) PowerShell
7 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
8 22 (41.51%) SQL
9 17 (32.08%) VMware
10 16 (30.19%) IIS
10 16 (30.19%) ITIL
10 16 (30.19%) HP
11 14 (26.42%) Citrix
11 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
12 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
13 12 (22.64%) Finance
13 12 (22.64%) Banking
13 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
13 12 (22.64%) SCSM
14 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
14 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
14 11 (20.75%) DNS
15 10 (18.87%) WSUS
15 10 (18.87%) SCVMM
16 9 (16.98%) XenServer
16 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 9 (16.98%) SAN
17 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (30.19%) IIS
2 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.66%) Confluence
5 2 (3.77%) Lync
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) IaaS
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.55%) PaaS
3 3 (5.66%) Office 365
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) DNS
2 9 (16.98%) SAN
3 7 (13.21%) DHCP
4 6 (11.32%) Firewall
4 6 (11.32%) LDAP
5 5 (9.43%) Internet
6 4 (7.55%) Intranet
7 3 (5.66%) VLAN
7 3 (5.66%) VPN
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.77%) HTTP
8 2 (3.77%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.77%) NAS
8 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.77%) VoIP
9 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.89%) SNMP
9 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) MSI
3 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (22.64%) Banking
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) Server Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Server Support
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) Middleware
2 2 (3.77%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.89%) OLE
3 1 (1.89%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Clustering
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.66%) Grid Computing
3 3 (5.66%) HP Storage
3 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Wiki
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) Online Games
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (64.15%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.21%) Unix
5 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.43%) Linux
6 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
4 5 (9.43%) Data Protection
4 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.43%) Project Management
5 4 (7.55%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (7.55%) ITSM
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.66%) Change Management
6 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.66%) Open Source
6 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.77%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) People Management
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) PowerShell
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.77%) Jython
4 2 (3.77%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) RHCA
4 3 (5.66%) RHCE
5 2 (3.77%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
2 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) XenServer
4 8 (15.09%) XenApp
5 7 (13.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.55%) vSphere
6 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (75.47%) SCOM
2 39 (73.58%) SCCM
3 12 (22.64%) SCSM
4 10 (18.87%) SCVMM
4 10 (18.87%) WSUS
5 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (11.32%) Puppet
7 4 (7.55%) SCDPM
8 3 (5.66%) EdgeSight
8 3 (5.66%) Nagios
8 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (3.77%) BladeLogic
9 2 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) VMware
3 16 (30.19%) HP
4 14 (26.42%) Citrix
5 7 (13.21%) Dell
6 5 (9.43%) 3PAR
6 5 (9.43%) CA
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco
7 3 (5.66%) EMC
7 3 (5.66%) Nimsoft
7 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.77%) BMC
8 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
9 1 (1.89%) AppSense
9 1 (1.89%) NetApp
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