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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 606 584 589
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 58 63 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 1.35% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 11
Average daily rate £400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £522 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.18% -

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
5510 4652 4311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 8.20% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 2824 2485
Average daily rate £450 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 204 159
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 1 May 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 27 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 1 May 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 -23 43 £390 -13.33% 17
London -23 18 £365 -12.83% 6
Scotland - 13 £410 -
Renfrewshire - 12 £410 -
Erskine - 12 £410 -
North West -1 11 £395 +5.33% 2
City of London +42 7 £469 +17.18% 2
South East -36 7 £475 +5.55% 2
Merseyside +5 5 £375 - 1
West Midlands -12 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Cheshire - 4 £390 - 1
Warrington - 4 £390 -
Surrey -24 3 £525 +0.96% 2
Warwickshire -2 2 - -
Hampshire -1 1 £290 -31.76%
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £330 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
Reading - 1 £450 -
Winchester - 1 £290 -
Tonbridge - 1 - -
Redcar - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £375 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 65 (74.71%) PowerShell
2 56 (64.37%) Windows
3 53 (60.92%) SCOM
4 45 (51.72%) SCCM
5 40 (45.98%) Windows Server
5 40 (45.98%) Active Directory
6 39 (44.83%) SQL
7 38 (43.68%) Microsoft
8 36 (41.38%) HP
9 29 (33.33%) VMware
10 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
11 25 (28.74%) Citrix
12 24 (27.59%) Puppet
13 23 (26.44%) ITIL
14 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (22.99%) Dell
15 20 (22.99%) SAN
16 18 (20.69%) IIS
17 16 (18.39%) DNS
17 16 (18.39%) XenApp
18 15 (17.24%) Hyper-V
18 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (17.24%) Middleware
18 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
18 15 (17.24%) ITSM
19 14 (16.09%) Firewall
19 14 (16.09%) Jython
19 14 (16.09%) Banking
19 14 (16.09%) Python
19 14 (16.09%) MS Excel

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (20.69%) IIS
2 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.45%) Confluence
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.49%) IaaS
3 9 (10.34%) PaaS
4 5 (5.75%) Office 365
5 4 (4.60%) SaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.99%) SAN
2 16 (18.39%) DNS
3 14 (16.09%) Firewall
4 13 (14.94%) DHCP
5 9 (10.34%) HTTP
5 9 (10.34%) HTTPS
5 9 (10.34%) iSCSI
5 9 (10.34%) NAS
6 8 (9.20%) Internet
7 7 (8.05%) LDAP
8 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.75%) VPN
9 4 (4.60%) SNMP
9 4 (4.60%) VLAN
10 3 (3.45%) Intranet
10 3 (3.45%) LAN
10 3 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.60%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (4.60%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
3 2 (2.30%) MSI
4 1 (1.15%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.09%) Banking
2 13 (14.94%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (13.79%) Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Consultant
3 10 (11.49%) Server Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) DBA
6 6 (6.90%) Server Support
6 6 (6.90%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Storage Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Middleware
2 8 (9.20%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) JSON
4 1 (1.15%) REST
4 1 (1.15%) RESTful
4 1 (1.15%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (1.15%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Public Cloud
2 8 (9.20%) Fat Client
2 8 (9.20%) Thin Client
3 7 (8.05%) Clustering
4 6 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.90%) PKI
5 5 (5.75%) Grid Computing
6 4 (4.60%) Device Driver
6 4 (4.60%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (4.60%) HP Storage
7 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.45%) Wiki
8 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (64.37%) Windows
2 40 (45.98%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.49%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.34%) Linux
6 8 (9.20%) Unix
7 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.60%) Solaris
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) ITSM
3 12 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.34%) OO
4 9 (10.34%) Software Distribution
4 9 (10.34%) Workflow
5 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.05%) Asset Management
6 7 (8.05%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (5.75%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.75%) Project Management
8 4 (4.60%) Data Management
8 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Open Source
8 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.60%) Storage Virtualisation
9 3 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (74.71%) PowerShell
2 39 (44.83%) SQL
3 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.09%) Jython
4 14 (16.09%) Python
5 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.45%) VB
8 2 (2.30%) C
9 1 (1.15%) C#
9 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) RHCA
4 4 (4.60%) RHCE
5 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) OCA
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (45.98%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.39%) XenApp
4 15 (17.24%) Hyper-V
5 11 (12.64%) XenServer
6 9 (10.34%) XenDesktop
7 7 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (8.05%) vSphere
8 6 (6.90%) VMware ESX
9 4 (4.60%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (60.92%) SCOM
2 45 (51.72%) SCCM
3 24 (27.59%) Puppet
4 14 (16.09%) BladeLogic
5 13 (14.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 13 (14.94%) WSUS
6 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (6.90%) SCVMM
8 5 (5.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (5.75%) SCSM
9 4 (4.60%) Backup Exec
9 4 (4.60%) HP SIM
9 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (3.45%) EdgeSight
10 3 (3.45%) Nagios
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 38 (43.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (41.38%) HP
3 29 (33.33%) VMware
4 25 (28.74%) Citrix
5 20 (22.99%) Dell
6 14 (16.09%) BMC
6 14 (16.09%) CA
7 9 (10.34%) Symantec
8 8 (9.20%) NetApp
9 4 (4.60%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.60%) EMC
9 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.30%) Cisco
11 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
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