Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 829 811
Rank change year-on-year +39 -18 -12
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 59 62 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.058% 0.076%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.54% 0.52% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 50
UK median daily rate £375 £410 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% -5.75% -0.57%
10th Percentile £213 £269 £225
90th Percentile £541 £515 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £405 £450
% change year-on-year -19.14% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK 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 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 10897 11872 9622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.03% 11.03% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 7599 5946
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 266 347
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.14 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £26.25 £20.19
% change year-on-year -33.78% +30.05% +0.93%

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 21 September 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 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 2017. 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 +44 59 £375 -8.54% 2
UK excluding London +43 44 £328 -19.14%
London +22 15 £488 +8.33% 2
South West +17 14 £275 -35.29%
Midlands +36 12 £328 -18.13%
North of England +52 10 £394 -3.96%
North West +33 10 £394 +0.96%
East Midlands - 8 £328 -
South East +18 6 £463 +24.33%
West Midlands +41 4 £450 +12.50%
East of England - 2 £125 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 31 (52.54%) SCCM
3 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
4 28 (47.46%) Windows
5 27 (45.76%) PowerShell
6 23 (38.98%) SCOM
7 22 (37.29%) VMware
8 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
9 19 (32.20%) Windows Server
10 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (28.81%) MS Exchange
12 16 (27.12%) Finance
12 16 (27.12%) Runbook
13 15 (25.42%) SCSM
14 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (20.34%) Citrix
16 11 (18.64%) DHCP
16 11 (18.64%) DNS
16 11 (18.64%) .NET
16 11 (18.64%) Firewall
16 11 (18.64%) MVC
16 11 (18.64%) .NET Framework
16 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
16 11 (18.64%) Entity Framework
17 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (16.95%) Web Application Development
17 10 (16.95%) LDAP
18 9 (15.25%) VPN
18 9 (15.25%) REST
18 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills

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 (28.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) IIS
3 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.69%) Confluence
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.69%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (11.86%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) DHCP
1 11 (18.64%) DNS
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) LDAP
3 9 (15.25%) VPN
4 8 (13.56%) SAN
5 6 (10.17%) VLAN
6 5 (8.47%) LAN
6 5 (8.47%) SSL
6 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.78%) WAN
8 3 (5.08%) Skype
9 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.69%) DMZ
10 1 (1.69%) Extranet
10 1 (1.69%) Intranet
10 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.69%) NAS
10 1 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Grunt
2 1 (1.69%) JMeter
2 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.69%) Maven
2 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (13.56%) Analyst
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix Support
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) .NET
1 11 (18.64%) .NET Framework
1 11 (18.64%) Entity Framework
2 9 (15.25%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.69%) WAP
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.08%) Clustering
4 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) CESG
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 19 (32.20%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.86%) Linux
5 6 (10.17%) Windows 10
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.69%) Solaris
8 1 (1.69%) SUSE
8 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.69%) Unix
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Runbook
2 11 (18.64%) MVC
3 10 (16.95%) Web Application Development
4 7 (11.86%) Service Management
5 6 (10.17%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (8.47%) Workflow
7 4 (6.78%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Task Automation
8 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.08%) CRM
8 3 (5.08%) DevOps
8 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.08%) ITIL
8 3 (5.08%) ITSM
8 3 (5.08%) Time Management
9 2 (3.39%) API Integration
9 2 (3.39%) Investment Management
9 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
3 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.08%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (5.08%) XenApp
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.69%) Docker
7 1 (1.69%) KVM
7 1 (1.69%) vCloud
7 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (52.54%) SCCM
2 23 (38.98%) SCOM
3 15 (25.42%) SCSM
4 5 (8.47%) vMotion
5 3 (5.08%) AirWatch
5 3 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.39%) Puppet
6 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.39%) vRealize
7 1 (1.69%) Ansible
7 1 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.69%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.69%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.29%) VMware
3 12 (20.34%) Citrix
4 7 (11.86%) Cisco
5 6 (10.17%) Dell
6 5 (8.47%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (8.47%) EMC
6 5 (8.47%) Juniper
6 5 (8.47%) NetApp
6 5 (8.47%) WatchGuard
7 4 (6.78%) HP
7 4 (6.78%) IBM
7 4 (6.78%) Oracle
7 4 (6.78%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.08%) Veeam
9 2 (3.39%) Apple
9 2 (3.39%) BMC
9 2 (3.39%) Proofpoint
9 2 (3.39%) Remedy
9 2 (3.39%) SAP