Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 770 806
Rank change year-on-year -46 +36 -29
Contract jobs citing SCOrch 52 62 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.068% 0.078%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 50
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £224 £211 £305
90th Percentile £575 £558 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
UK median hourly rate - £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.78% -26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year - -21.65% -6.73%

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 13,017 9,888 11,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 10.89% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,647 6,537 7,249
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £602 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 226 272
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.94 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% -11.39% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +12.71%

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 18 June 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 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 18 June 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 -55 50 £400 - 4
London -30 27 £425 -5.56% 2
UK excluding London -39 24 £350 - 5
Midlands -2 11 £325 -13.33% 1
West Midlands -20 6 £325 -13.33%
North of England -22 6 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £353 - 1
South East -5 4 £425 -20.93%
North West -36 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
South West +4 2 £225 -18.18%
Scotland -40 1 £230 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 44 (84.62%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 33 (63.46%) SCCM
4 29 (55.77%) Windows Server
5 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 26 (50.00%) SCOM
7 25 (48.08%) PowerShell
8 24 (46.15%) VMware
9 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
11 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (25.00%) ITIL
12 13 (25.00%) Linux
13 12 (23.08%) Finance
14 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
14 11 (21.15%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
15 10 (19.23%) Office 365
15 10 (19.23%) Windows 10
16 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
16 9 (17.31%) Change Management
16 9 (17.31%) HP
16 9 (17.31%) DNS
16 9 (17.31%) SQL
17 8 (15.38%) Citrix
17 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
18 7 (13.46%) Virtual Machines
18 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Clustering

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 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (19.23%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) IaaS
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 7 (13.46%) DHCP
2 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) VLAN
5 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.85%) Skype
5 2 (3.85%) SMS
6 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Power BI
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.92%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) Hudson
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Consultant
2 6 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.62%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Desktop Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) DBA
5 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.77%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (3.85%) Build Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Technician
6 2 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) LDAP
5 1 (1.92%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
5 2 (3.85%) CMDB
5 2 (3.85%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (84.62%) Windows
2 29 (55.77%) Windows Server
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (25.00%) Linux
5 10 (19.23%) Windows 10
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) HPUX
8 1 (1.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Change Management
2 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
3 7 (13.46%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
3 7 (13.46%) Runbook
4 6 (11.54%) Capacity Management
5 5 (9.62%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.69%) Compliance Audit
6 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.77%) ITSM
7 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (48.08%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) C
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.85%) Java
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) VCP6
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (21.15%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (13.46%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (11.54%) XenApp
7 6 (11.54%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.85%) Docker
8 2 (3.85%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.92%) LXC
9 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (63.46%) SCCM
2 26 (50.00%) SCOM
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (13.46%) SCVMM
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (7.69%) SCSM
5 4 (7.69%) vCenter Server
5 4 (7.69%) XenMobile
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (5.77%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (5.77%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.77%) Puppet
6 3 (5.77%) vRealize
6 3 (5.77%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
7 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (46.15%) VMware
3 9 (17.31%) HP
4 8 (15.38%) Citrix
5 7 (13.46%) Cisco
6 6 (11.54%) 3PAR
6 6 (11.54%) SolarWinds
7 5 (9.62%) EMC
8 4 (7.69%) Ivanti
8 4 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.77%) BMC
9 3 (5.77%) Twitter
10 2 (3.85%) Apple
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade
10 2 (3.85%) NVIDIA
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle
10 2 (3.85%) Remedy
11 1 (1.92%) Dell
11 1 (1.92%) Symantec