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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 609 598
Rank change year-on-year +36 -11  
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 28 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.065% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 0.57% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 27
Median daily rate £400 £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £395 £450
% change year-on-year -30.37% -12.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.25 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.89% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 - -

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 5008 6105 4800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.83% 11.35% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3283 3927 2955
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 138 163
Median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +61.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

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 24 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOrch over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOrch in the UK

SCOrch
Top 21 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 24 June 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 +46 28 £400 +5.26% 2
South West +13 9 £250 -37.50% 1
North West +19 6 £313 -20.88%
London +12 5 £500 +58.73% 1
Somerset - 4 £200 -
Bath - 4 £200 -
West Midlands +27 3 £400 +14.28%
South East +22 3 £538 +44.48%
Gloucestershire +10 3 £525 +31.25% 1
Cumbria +2 3 £225 -10.00%
Birmingham - 3 £400 -
East of England - 2 £125 -
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £544 -
Bristol - 2 £275 -
Liverpool - 2 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 £125 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £125 -
Berkshire +22 1 £335 -16.25%
Newbury - 1 £335 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £538 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 41 (66.13%) Windows
2 41 (66.13%) SCCM
3 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
4 31 (50.00%) SCOM
4 31 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 24 (38.71%) Windows Server
6 23 (37.10%) VMware
7 20 (32.26%) DNS
8 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (29.03%) Hyper-V
10 17 (27.42%) MS Exchange
11 16 (25.81%) DHCP
12 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (24.19%) SCSM
13 14 (22.58%) Finance
14 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.97%) SCVMM
15 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (19.35%) IaaS
15 12 (19.35%) Skype for Business
15 12 (19.35%) Office 365
15 12 (19.35%) SQL
15 12 (19.35%) Dell
15 12 (19.35%) Citrix
15 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
16 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (16.13%) DevOps

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 17 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.35%) Skype for Business
3 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.06%) IIS
5 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.61%) CMS
8 1 (1.61%) Confluence
8 1 (1.61%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (19.35%) IaaS
2 12 (19.35%) Office 365
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.84%) PaaS
4 3 (4.84%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) DNS
2 16 (25.81%) DHCP
3 10 (16.13%) Firewall
4 7 (11.29%) LAN
4 7 (11.29%) SAN
4 7 (11.29%) VLAN
4 7 (11.29%) VPN
5 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.68%) WAN
6 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
7 4 (6.45%) LDAP
7 4 (6.45%) Skype
8 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.23%) DMZ
9 2 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.61%) DCCP
10 1 (1.61%) Internet
10 1 (1.61%) Intranet
10 1 (1.61%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Grunt
3 2 (3.23%) JMeter
3 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.23%) Maven
3 2 (3.23%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Analyst
2 7 (11.29%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Active Directory Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (9.68%) Architect
3 6 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Consultant
3 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.06%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Support Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix Support
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) .NET
1 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
1 5 (8.06%) Entity Framework
2 3 (4.84%) REST
3 2 (3.23%) WAP
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Clustering
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.84%) Replication
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.61%) CESG
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (66.13%) Windows
2 24 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) AIX
7 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.61%) CentOS
7 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.61%) OS/2
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.61%) Solaris
7 1 (1.61%) SUSE
7 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.61%) Unix
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) DevOps
3 8 (12.90%) Service Management
4 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.29%) ITIL
5 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.06%) MVC
5 5 (8.06%) Task Automation
6 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.45%) CRM
6 4 (6.45%) Identity Management
6 4 (6.45%) Migration
6 4 (6.45%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.45%) Web Application Development
6 4 (6.45%) Workflow
7 3 (4.84%) High Availability
7 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.84%) Release Management
8 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.23%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (29.03%) Hyper-V
4 12 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (12.90%) XenApp
6 4 (6.45%) ISA Server
6 4 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.84%) vSphere
8 2 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.23%) KVM
9 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.61%) Docker
9 1 (1.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.61%) vCloud
9 1 (1.61%) VMFS
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (66.13%) SCCM
2 31 (50.00%) SCOM
3 15 (24.19%) SCSM
4 13 (20.97%) SCVMM
5 8 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (8.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (6.45%) Puppet
9 3 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (4.84%) vRealize
10 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
10 2 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (1.61%) Ansible
11 1 (1.61%) CFEngine
11 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
11 1 (1.61%) Unicenter
11 1 (1.61%) vCenter Server
11 1 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 43 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.10%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) Citrix
3 12 (19.35%) Dell
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco
5 7 (11.29%) EMC
6 6 (9.68%) IBM
6 6 (9.68%) NetApp
6 6 (9.68%) Symantec
7 5 (8.06%) HP
8 4 (6.45%) Oracle
9 3 (4.84%) Apple
10 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
10 2 (3.23%) CA
10 2 (3.23%) Proofpoint
10 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.61%) F5
11 1 (1.61%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.61%) Nimsoft