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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 634 620 611
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 27 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.075% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.88% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 19
Median daily rate £372 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.95% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-19.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
6039 4906 4509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.22% 8.59% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3982 3016 2630
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 141 132
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.48% +13.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £44.75 £31.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.76 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+30.95% +8.48%

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 30 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 21 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 30 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 -1 25 £372 -11.95% 3
South East +13 9 £340 -24.44%
London -5 9 £450 +9.09% 1
Hampshire +3 6 £330 -26.66%
Hook - 4 £320 -
North West 0 3 £283 -19.28% 1
South West +1 2 £425 -17.07% 1
Berkshire -4 2 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Swindon -1 1 £450 -18.18%
Surrey -10 1 £500 +11.11%
Wiltshire -11 1 £450 -18.18%
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 - 1
Manchester - 1 £283 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
Hereford - 1 £450 -
Epsom - 1 £500 -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 64 (75.29%) PowerShell
2 49 (57.65%) Windows
3 47 (55.29%) SCOM
4 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
5 43 (50.59%) Microsoft
6 41 (48.24%) SCCM
7 36 (42.35%) Windows Server
8 32 (37.65%) HP
9 29 (34.12%) ITIL
9 29 (34.12%) SQL
9 29 (34.12%) SQL Server
10 28 (32.94%) VMware
11 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 20 (23.53%) Puppet
12 19 (22.35%) Citrix
13 18 (21.18%) Dell
13 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
14 15 (17.65%) SAN
15 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
15 14 (16.47%) Middleware
16 13 (15.29%) Jython
16 13 (15.29%) Python
16 13 (15.29%) SharePoint
16 13 (15.29%) BMC
16 13 (15.29%) CA
16 13 (15.29%) XenApp
16 13 (15.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (15.29%) BladeLogic

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 13 (15.29%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.94%) IIS
2 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.35%) Confluence
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.12%) IaaS
3 10 (11.76%) PaaS
4 4 (4.71%) Office 365
4 4 (4.71%) SaaS
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) SAN
2 11 (12.94%) DNS
3 10 (11.76%) DHCP
4 9 (10.59%) Firewall
5 8 (9.41%) HTTP
5 8 (9.41%) HTTPS
5 8 (9.41%) iSCSI
5 8 (9.41%) NAS
5 8 (9.41%) VPN
6 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.88%) Internet
7 5 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.71%) SNMP
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.35%) LAN
9 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.35%) Skype
9 2 (2.35%) WAN
10 1 (1.18%) Intranet
10 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (4.71%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.41%) Banking
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Analyst
2 9 (10.59%) Consultant
3 8 (9.41%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) Server Analyst
3 8 (9.41%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Administrator
4 5 (5.88%) Developer
4 5 (5.88%) Storage Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (4.71%) DBA
5 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) SQL DBA
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Developer
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (3.53%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) Middleware
2 5 (5.88%) .NET
3 4 (4.71%) RESTful
4 3 (3.53%) HTML
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.35%) HTML5
5 2 (2.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) REST
6 1 (1.18%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) WCF
6 1 (1.18%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Public Cloud
2 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.41%) Fat Client
3 8 (9.41%) Thin Client
4 6 (7.06%) PKI
5 5 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.88%) Clustering
6 4 (4.71%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.35%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.35%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.35%) Wiki
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.18%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (57.65%) Windows
2 36 (42.35%) Windows Server
3 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.88%) Linux
7 4 (4.71%) VMS
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.35%) Unix
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) ITSM
2 12 (14.12%) Workflow
3 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
4 8 (9.41%) OO
4 8 (9.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (9.41%) Software Distribution
4 8 (9.41%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (8.24%) Asset Management
5 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (7.06%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (7.06%) Migration
7 5 (5.88%) Analytics
7 5 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.88%) Change Management
7 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.88%) Release Management
8 4 (4.71%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (75.29%) PowerShell
2 29 (34.12%) SQL
3 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.29%) Jython
4 13 (15.29%) Python
5 8 (9.41%) VBScript
6 6 (7.06%) VB
7 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.71%) C#
9 3 (3.53%) C
10 2 (2.35%) C++
11 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.24%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) MCSE
6 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.18%) Degree
7 1 (1.18%) OCA
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.18%) RHCA
7 1 (1.18%) RHCE
System Software
1 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.29%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (15.29%) XenApp
4 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
5 7 (8.24%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.06%) vSphere
7 4 (4.71%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.71%) XenServer
8 3 (3.53%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (55.29%) SCOM
2 41 (48.24%) SCCM
3 20 (23.53%) Puppet
4 13 (15.29%) BladeLogic
4 13 (15.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 12 (14.12%) SCSM
5 12 (14.12%) SCVMM
6 9 (10.59%) SCDPM
7 8 (9.41%) WSUS
8 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (5.88%) HP SIM
10 4 (4.71%) Backup Exec
10 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (4.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (2.35%) EdgeSight
11 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (2.35%) Nagios
11 2 (2.35%) Perfmon
11 2 (2.35%) Simpana
12 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (37.65%) HP
3 28 (32.94%) VMware
4 19 (22.35%) Citrix
5 18 (21.18%) Dell
6 13 (15.29%) BMC
6 13 (15.29%) CA
7 9 (10.59%) NetApp
7 9 (10.59%) Symantec
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco
9 2 (2.35%) Apple
9 2 (2.35%) AppSense
9 2 (2.35%) EMC
9 2 (2.35%) Lumension
10 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow