Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 798 812
Rank change year-on-year -38 +14 -31
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 35 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.054% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.50% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 49
UK median daily rate £394 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.52% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £236 £320 £269
90th Percentile £560 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -25.60% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £22.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.41% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,208 10,491 9,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.04% 10.93% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,287 6,791 6,074
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 259 320
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.27 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.24 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £18.63 £18.43
% change year-on-year -15.65% +1.07% -11.19%

SCOrch
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCOrch as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Top 11 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 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
England -38 32 £400 -10.11% 11
London -46 18 £475 - 5
UK excluding London -17 15 £313 -25.60% 6
North of England +18 4 £388 -7.74% 1
North West +9 4 £388 -3.13%
South East -4 4 £300 -6.25% 1
Midlands +3 3 - - 3
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
South West - 2 £313 - 1
Scotland -20 1 - -
East of England - 1 £150 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for SCOrch.

1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) PowerShell
3 22 (62.86%) SCOM
3 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (60.00%) VMware
5 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
6 17 (48.57%) SCCM
6 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
7 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (37.14%) Finance
8 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (34.29%) ITIL
10 11 (31.43%) Linux
11 10 (28.57%) HP
11 10 (28.57%) Change Management
12 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
14 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
15 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
15 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
15 6 (17.14%) Clustering
15 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
15 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
15 6 (17.14%) Citrix
15 6 (17.14%) Office 365
15 6 (17.14%) Runbook
16 5 (14.29%) EMC

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 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) IBM Domino
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Office 365
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.86%) IaaS
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) VLAN
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.86%) Extranet
5 1 (2.86%) Intranet
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
5 1 (2.86%) Skype
5 1 (2.86%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) VXLAN
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Support
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (8.57%) Private Cloud
3 3 (8.57%) Replication
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) CMDB
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (31.43%) Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.57%) CentOS
7 3 (8.57%) Solaris
7 3 (8.57%) SUSE
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Change Management
3 6 (17.14%) Runbook
3 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.57%) API Integration
6 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.57%) DevOps
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) Network Management
6 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.57%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.71%) IT Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.71%) Server Building
7 2 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) VCP6
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (11.43%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) Docker
5 3 (8.57%) vCloud
5 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.71%) DFS Replication
6 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) Xen
7 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) SCOM
2 17 (48.57%) SCCM
3 4 (11.43%) Puppet
3 4 (11.43%) vRealize
4 3 (8.57%) Ansible
4 3 (8.57%) CFEngine
4 3 (8.57%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (8.57%) SCVMM
4 3 (8.57%) Unicenter
4 3 (8.57%) vCenter Server
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (5.71%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) XenMobile
6 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) HP
4 6 (17.14%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
5 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) Dell
6 4 (11.43%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
7 3 (8.57%) CA
7 3 (8.57%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.57%) Lotus
7 3 (8.57%) NetApp
7 3 (8.57%) Nimsoft
7 3 (8.57%) Sun
7 3 (8.57%) Twitter
7 3 (8.57%) Veeam
8 2 (5.71%) Ivanti