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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 549 550 533
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 46 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.062% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.01% 0.86% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
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
4554 3718 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.25% 7.20% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2242 1697
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 139 211
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.42 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.71 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -17 45 £400 -5.88% 6
London +21 20 £400 -5.88% 2
South East -15 20 £400 +6.66% 2
Berkshire +2 11 £400 +6.66%
Reading +21 10 £400 +10.34%
City of London +14 7 £375 -28.57% 1
Surrey -2 7 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West -8 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Poole - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 71 (70.30%) SCOM
2 65 (64.36%) Windows
3 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
4 39 (38.61%) PowerShell
5 37 (36.63%) SCCM
6 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
7 34 (33.66%) SCSM
8 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (22.77%) Hyper-V
10 23 (22.77%) SQL
11 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
12 20 (19.80%) VMware
13 19 (18.81%) DNS
14 18 (17.82%) C#
14 18 (17.82%) ITIL
14 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
15 17 (16.83%) SharePoint
15 17 (16.83%) DHCP
16 16 (15.84%) Dell
16 16 (15.84%) Data Protection
17 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
17 14 (13.86%) Clustering
18 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
18 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
18 13 (12.87%) LAN
18 13 (12.87%) Asset Management
18 13 (12.87%) Fibre Channel
19 12 (11.88%) Cisco
19 12 (11.88%) ITSM

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (16.83%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.89%) Lync
3 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) DOC1
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
4 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.81%) DNS
2 17 (16.83%) DHCP
3 13 (12.87%) LAN
3 13 (12.87%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (10.89%) Firewall
5 10 (9.90%) SAN
6 9 (8.91%) Wireless
6 9 (8.91%) WLAN
6 9 (8.91%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (8.91%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (8.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (7.92%) VPN
7 8 (7.92%) IPsec
8 7 (6.93%) OSPF
8 7 (6.93%) BGP
8 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.96%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.96%) WAN
10 3 (2.97%) Internet
10 3 (2.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.97%) MSI
3 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Law
4 2 (1.98%) Publishing
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Consultant
2 20 (19.80%) Architect
3 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.88%) Administrator
4 10 (9.90%) Escalation Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) SCCM Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (2.97%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.97%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Server Support
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) SCCM Specialist
8 3 (2.97%) Integration Specialist
9 2 (1.98%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) XML
3 6 (5.94%) HTML5
3 6 (5.94%) HTML
3 6 (5.94%) ADO.NET
4 3 (2.97%) Web Services
4 3 (2.97%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.98%) OLE
5 2 (1.98%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Clustering
2 8 (7.92%) PKI
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.94%) CMDB
4 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.95%) Replication
6 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.99%) DTV
7 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.99%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 65 (64.36%) Windows
2 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.89%) Linux
4 11 (10.89%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.93%) UNIX
7 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.99%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.99%) Solaris
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) ITIL
2 16 (15.84%) Data Protection
3 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
3 13 (12.87%) Asset Management
4 12 (11.88%) ITSM
5 11 (10.89%) Migration
6 9 (8.91%) Capacity Management
7 8 (7.92%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.93%) BCP
9 5 (4.95%) Time Management
10 4 (3.96%) Use Case
10 4 (3.96%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.97%) Programme Management
11 3 (2.97%) Workflow
11 3 (2.97%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (2.97%) Information Assurance
12 2 (1.98%) Load Balancing
12 2 (1.98%) Service Management
12 2 (1.98%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.61%) PowerShell
2 23 (22.77%) SQL
3 18 (17.82%) C#
4 7 (6.93%) Perl
4 7 (6.93%) VBScript
5 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.94%) Python
6 5 (4.95%) C++
7 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.98%) C
8 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.99%) Java
9 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.94%) MCSE
5 4 (3.96%) Degree
6 3 (2.97%) MCSA
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
8 1 (0.99%) MCSD
8 1 (0.99%) MCTS
8 1 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) GPG13
System Software
1 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.77%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (6.93%) vSphere
5 6 (5.94%) XenApp
6 4 (3.96%) vCloud
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
7 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.98%) NFS
8 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (70.30%) SCOM
2 37 (36.63%) SCCM
3 34 (33.66%) SCSM
4 11 (10.89%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.95%) WMI
5 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (3.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.97%) Puppet
8 2 (1.98%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.98%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.99%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.80%) VMware
3 16 (15.84%) Dell
4 12 (11.88%) Cisco
5 10 (9.90%) BMC
5 10 (9.90%) CheckPoint
5 10 (9.90%) Remedy
6 9 (8.91%) Citrix
7 7 (6.93%) HP
8 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.97%) Symantec
9 3 (2.97%) CA
9 3 (2.97%) Oracle
10 2 (1.98%) SAP
10 2 (1.98%) Mercator
11 1 (0.99%) BT
11 1 (0.99%) McAfee
11 1 (0.99%) EMC
11 1 (0.99%) NetApp
11 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
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