Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SCOrch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCOrch over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis)
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 576 779 820
Rank change year-on-year +203 +41 -55
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 20 45 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.054% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 27
Median daily rate £340 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +20.48% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £437 £248
90th Percentile £545 £605 £575
UK median daily rate £340 £500 £408
% change year-on-year -32.00% +22.70% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £70.00

SCOrch is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,315 12,488 12,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.98% 15.06% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,189 8,350 8,084
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% +8.15%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £289
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £476
% change year-on-year - +5.15% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 299 289
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.87 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +11.55% +12.33% -20.65%

SCOrch
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SCOrch as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SCOrch in England

SCOrch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOrch in England.

Daily rate trend for SCOrch in England

SCOrch
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOrch in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCOrch in England

SCOrch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOrch in England.

Hourly rate trend for SCOrch in England

SCOrch
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOrch within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 8 £325 - 1
London +146 6 £413 -17.50% 1
North of England +104 5 £550 - 1
North West - 5 £550 - 1
Midlands +77 1 £350 -
West Midlands +62 1 £350 -
SCOrch
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SCOrch also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SCOrch.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) SCCM
2 17 (85.00%) SCOM
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (65.00%) Office 365
5 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 7 (35.00%) LDAP
6 7 (35.00%) OneDrive
6 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (30.00%) Azure
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (25.00%) LAN
8 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) EMC
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (20.00%) Server Management
9 4 (20.00%) Storage Management
9 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds

SCOrch
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Office 365
2 7 (35.00%) OneDrive
3 6 (30.00%) Azure
4 4 (20.00%) AWS
5 2 (10.00%) Power Platform
5 2 (10.00%) PowerApps
6 1 (5.00%) IaaS
6 1 (5.00%) NuGet
6 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
6 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DHCP
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) DMZ
3 4 (20.00%) VLAN
4 3 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) GitLab
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) WiX
General
1 4 (20.00%) Local Government
2 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Storage Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Supervisor
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) Server Management
2 4 (20.00%) Storage Management
3 3 (15.00%) Contract Management
3 3 (15.00%) High Availability
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (90.00%) SCCM
2 17 (85.00%) SCOM
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (20.00%) vRealize
5 3 (15.00%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (5.00%) Ansible
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (5.00%) Puppet
6 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) Dell
4 4 (20.00%) EqualLogic
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) F5