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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
Rank 525 549 528
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 51 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.034% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 0.46% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 8
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£413 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £227 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £470 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £388
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
4142 3676 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.31% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2467 2033 1607
Average daily rate £417 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 158 183
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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 27 February 2015.

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 25 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 27 February 2015. 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 +14 49 £413 -2.94% 21
London 0 20 £450 +21.95% 10
South East -22 11 £413 -17.50% 5
North West - 9 £375 - 1
City of London +21 6 £450 - 4
Surrey - 5 - - 1
Reading +4 3 £400 - 1
Berkshire 0 3 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £425 - 3
Farnborough - 2 £425 - 2
Wiltshire -5 1 - -
South West -26 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Trowbridge - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Andover - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 59 (65.56%) SCOM
2 51 (56.67%) Windows
3 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 34 (37.78%) SCSM
4 28 (31.11%) Active Directory
5 27 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 25 (27.78%) SCCM
7 22 (24.44%) ITIL
8 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (20.00%) VMware
12 15 (16.67%) SQL
13 12 (13.33%) DHCP
13 12 (13.33%) DNS
13 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
14 11 (12.22%) PKI
14 11 (12.22%) HP
14 11 (12.22%) UNIX
15 10 (11.11%) Linux
15 10 (11.11%) LAN
15 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 9 (10.00%) vSphere
16 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (8.89%) WAN
17 8 (8.89%) Puppet
17 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared

SCOrch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) Lync
3 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.33%) DOC1
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) DHCP
1 12 (13.33%) DNS
2 10 (11.11%) LAN
3 8 (8.89%) WAN
4 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.33%) Firewall
4 3 (3.33%) SSH
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.22%) Wireless
5 2 (2.22%) Internet
5 2 (2.22%) WLAN
5 2 (2.22%) SNMP
6 1 (1.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.11%) SAN
6 1 (1.11%) OSPF
6 1 (1.11%) BGP
6 1 (1.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MSI
2 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Automotive
3 2 (2.22%) Law
3 2 (2.22%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Local Government
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (16.67%) Consultant
2 13 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (13.33%) Administrator
4 10 (11.11%) Escalation Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Server Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Server Support
8 3 (3.33%) Server Support Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Systems Developer
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) XML
3 3 (3.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.22%) WCF
4 2 (2.22%) REST
4 2 (2.22%) SOAP
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 2 (2.22%) OLE
4 2 (2.22%) OLE DB
4 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) PKI
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.11%) DTV
5 1 (1.11%) Informatics
5 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.67%) Windows
2 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.22%) UNIX
5 10 (11.11%) Linux
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) ITIL
2 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (8.89%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.78%) Capacity Management
5 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.56%) Workflow
6 5 (5.56%) Migration
7 4 (4.44%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.33%) ITSM
8 3 (3.33%) Service Management
9 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.22%) OO
9 2 (2.22%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.22%) People Management
9 2 (2.22%) Build Automation
9 2 (2.22%) DevOps
9 2 (2.22%) Web Development
9 2 (2.22%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (7.78%) C#
4 5 (5.56%) C++
5 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.44%) AWK
6 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.33%) Perl
7 2 (2.22%) PHP
7 2 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (2.22%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) VBScript
7 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.44%) MCSE
5 3 (3.33%) MCSA
6 2 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) MCTS
7 1 (1.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 28 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.00%) vSphere
4 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.44%) vCloud
6 3 (3.33%) XenApp
7 2 (2.22%) XenServer
7 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.22%) HDFS
8 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 59 (65.56%) SCOM
2 34 (37.78%) SCSM
3 25 (27.78%) SCCM
4 8 (8.89%) Puppet
4 8 (8.89%) SCVMM
5 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (3.33%) Salt
6 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.22%) Nagios
7 2 (2.22%) AppManager
7 2 (2.22%) WMI
7 2 (2.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (2.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) VMware
3 11 (12.22%) HP
4 7 (7.78%) SolarWinds
5 6 (6.67%) Dell
6 5 (5.56%) BMC
7 4 (4.44%) Oracle
7 4 (4.44%) Citrix
7 4 (4.44%) Remedy
8 3 (3.33%) Vertica
8 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.33%) Symantec
9 2 (2.22%) NetIQ
9 2 (2.22%) CA
9 2 (2.22%) Cisco
10 1 (1.11%) SAP
10 1 (1.11%) EMC
10 1 (1.11%) NetApp
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.11%) Mercator
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago