The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SCOrch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCOrch over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 584 591
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7  
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 35 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.10% 0.094%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 1.11% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 18
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £20.67 £20.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.39% -20.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.33 £19.00 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.95 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -21.64% -6.73%  

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4519 4958 4505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3146 2679
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 134 173
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCOrch
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCOrch as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOrch.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOrch over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOrch.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Top 23 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 28 March 2017. 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 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 +24 34 £400 - 1
London +23 13 £488 +16.41%
South West - 8 £275 - 1
North West +25 6 £400 +6.66%
Bristol - 6 £275 -
West Midlands +9 3 £400 +23.07%
Birmingham +1 3 £400 -
City of London -10 3 £450 -4.00%
South East +6 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £388 -
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
Berkshire +26 1 - -
Scotland +13 1 - -
Hampshire +10 1 - -
Liverpool -1 1 £450 +20.00%
Merseyside -4 1 £450 +20.00%
Cumbria - 1 £220 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Street - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

SCOrch
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 35 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 35 (67.31%) SCCM
2 35 (67.31%) PowerShell
3 31 (59.62%) SCOM
3 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
4 20 (38.46%) VMware
5 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
6 15 (28.85%) DNS
7 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (25.00%) IaaS
9 12 (23.08%) SCSM
9 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (23.08%) SCVMM
10 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
10 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
11 10 (19.23%) SQL
11 10 (19.23%) Dell
11 10 (19.23%) Clustering
12 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) Office 365
12 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (17.31%) SAN
12 9 (17.31%) ITIL
12 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
13 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (15.38%) MS Office

SCOrch
Co-occurring 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (13.46%) Skype for Business
3 6 (11.54%) IIS
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.92%) CMS
6 1 (1.92%) Confluence
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Office
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (25.00%) IaaS
3 9 (17.31%) Office 365
4 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.85%) PaaS
5 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) DNS
2 9 (17.31%) SAN
3 8 (15.38%) DHCP
3 8 (15.38%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) iSCSI
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 4 (7.69%) Internet
5 4 (7.69%) WAN
6 3 (5.77%) Intranet
6 3 (5.77%) VLAN
6 3 (5.77%) VPN
7 2 (3.85%) DMZ
7 2 (3.85%) LDAP
7 2 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (3.85%) Skype
7 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.92%) HTTP
8 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Grunt
2 1 (1.92%) JMeter
2 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) PowerShell Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Designer
6 2 (3.85%) SCCM Specialist
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Designer
6 2 (3.85%) Storage Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
1 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
1 3 (5.77%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) REST
3 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.92%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Clustering
2 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.62%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
5 2 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.85%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) CESG
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.62%) Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) OS/2
9 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.92%) Unix
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) DevOps
3 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.62%) Service Management
5 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.77%) Defect Management
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
6 3 (5.77%) MVC
6 3 (5.77%) Prototyping
6 3 (5.77%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.85%) Line Management
7 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) SIEM
7 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.23%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) VBScript
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.85%) Jython
5 2 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.46%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (13.46%) XenApp
5 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.77%) vSphere
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.85%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (1.92%) KVM
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.92%) VMFS
8 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (67.31%) SCCM
2 31 (59.62%) SCOM
3 12 (23.08%) SCSM
3 12 (23.08%) SCVMM
4 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (7.69%) Puppet
6 4 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (5.77%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
8 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
8 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Simpana
8 2 (3.85%) WSUS
9 1 (1.92%) CA Endevor
9 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) VMware
3 10 (19.23%) Dell
4 8 (15.38%) Citrix
5 5 (9.62%) EMC
5 5 (9.62%) HP
5 5 (9.62%) Symantec
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco
6 4 (7.69%) F5
7 3 (5.77%) BMC
7 3 (5.77%) CA
7 3 (5.77%) IBM
8 2 (3.85%) CommVault
8 2 (3.85%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.85%) NetApp
8 2 (3.85%) Proofpoint
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.85%) Sophos