Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 840 834
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 -25
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 43 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.048% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.37% 0.44% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 39
UK median daily rate £328 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.49% -0.59% -2.86%
10th Percentile £240 £271 £325
90th Percentile £505 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £410 £450
% change year-on-year -21.95% -8.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 11664 11633 9758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.05% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 7438 5957
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £21.63 £19.03
% change year-on-year -27.26% +13.64% -5.13%

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 November 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
Top 12 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 November 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 +9 41 £351 -16.37% 5
UK excluding London +28 25 £320 -21.95% 4
London -17 17 £456 -3.95% 1
Midlands +33 10 £328 +2.34% 1
East Midlands - 9 £328 - 1
North of England +46 5 £356 -14.16% 1
North West +23 5 £356 +33.80% 1
South East +2 4 £300 -6.25% 2
South West -3 4 £269 -36.76%
West Midlands +32 1 £500 +56.25%
Scotland -10 1 - -
East of England - 1 £150 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 25 (58.14%) SCOM
3 24 (55.81%) SCCM
3 24 (55.81%) PowerShell
4 21 (48.84%) VMware
4 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
4 21 (48.84%) Windows
5 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
5 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
6 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (32.56%) Finance
7 13 (30.23%) Citrix
7 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (30.23%) Runbook
8 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
10 9 (20.93%) IIS
10 9 (20.93%) Linux
10 9 (20.93%) HP
10 9 (20.93%) SAN
10 9 (20.93%) Firewall
11 8 (18.60%) Web Application Development
11 8 (18.60%) Entity Framework
11 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (18.60%) MVC
11 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
11 8 (18.60%) LDAP
11 8 (18.60%) .NET
12 7 (16.28%) Problem Management

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 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.93%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.98%) IBM Domino
4 3 (6.98%) OpenStack
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.33%) Confluence
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (16.28%) Office 365
3 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.65%) IaaS
6 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) PaaS
6 1 (2.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
1 9 (20.93%) SAN
2 8 (18.60%) LDAP
3 6 (13.95%) VPN
4 5 (11.63%) DNS
4 5 (11.63%) SSL
5 4 (9.30%) DHCP
6 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.98%) VLAN
7 2 (4.65%) Extranet
7 2 (4.65%) Intranet
7 2 (4.65%) LAN
7 2 (4.65%) NAS
7 2 (4.65%) Skype
7 2 (4.65%) WAN
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.33%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.33%) VXLAN
8 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) SCCM Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix Support
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Developer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Server Support
6 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
1 8 (18.60%) Entity Framework
2 7 (16.28%) REST
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.30%) Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) CMDB
6 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (2.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.93%) Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.98%) CentOS
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Solaris
7 3 (6.98%) SUSE
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Runbook
2 8 (18.60%) MVC
2 8 (18.60%) Web Application Development
3 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
4 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (13.95%) Proactive Management
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.30%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) API Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.98%) Network Management
7 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.98%) Time Management
8 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.65%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps
8 2 (4.65%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) VCP6
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (13.95%) XenApp
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.98%) Docker
7 3 (6.98%) vCloud
8 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
8 2 (4.65%) ISA Server
8 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.65%) Xen
9 1 (2.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (58.14%) SCOM
2 24 (55.81%) SCCM
3 7 (16.28%) SCSM
4 6 (13.95%) vMotion
5 4 (9.30%) SCVMM
5 4 (9.30%) vRealize
6 3 (6.98%) Ansible
6 3 (6.98%) CFEngine
6 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (6.98%) Puppet
6 3 (6.98%) Unicenter
7 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
7 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (4.65%) XenMobile
8 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (48.84%) VMware
3 13 (30.23%) Citrix
4 9 (20.93%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (11.63%) Dell
5 5 (11.63%) IBM
5 5 (11.63%) Juniper
5 5 (11.63%) WatchGuard
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco
6 4 (9.30%) EMC
6 4 (9.30%) NetApp
6 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.98%) AppSense
7 3 (6.98%) CA
7 3 (6.98%) Infoblox
7 3 (6.98%) Lotus
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.98%) Sun
7 3 (6.98%) Veeam