The table below looks at the statistics for ServiceCenter skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ServiceCenter over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView ServiceCenter (formerly Peregrine ServiceCenter)
Rank 635 628 616
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing ServiceCenter 6 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.11% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £260 £325 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £217 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £319 £438
% change year-on-year
-18.43% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.80 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5601 4393 4117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.43% 8.11% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3565 2731 2422
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 180 148
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -19.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

ServiceCenter
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ServiceCenter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

ServiceCenter Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ServiceCenter
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ServiceCenter within the UK.

ServiceCenter Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ServiceCenter
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ServiceCenter within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

ServiceCenter Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ServiceCenter
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ServiceCenter Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ServiceCenter
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 ServiceCenter within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 6 £260 -20.00%
Manchester - 3 £360 -
North West - 3 £360 -
South East - 2 £260 -
Sheffield - 1 £108 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £108 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £260 -
Surrey - 1 £260 -
West Sussex - 1 £260 -
Yorkshire - 1 £108 -

ServiceCenter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ServiceCenter 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 ServiceCenter.

1 12 (85.71%) HP
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) IBM
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (35.71%) Change Management
4 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
5 4 (28.57%) LexisNexis
5 4 (28.57%) WinSCP
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) ITSM
5 4 (28.57%) DameWare
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) HP UFT

ServiceCenter
Top Related 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) Acrobat
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
1 4 (28.57%) WinSCP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
1 4 (28.57%) MS Access
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 4 (28.57%) Toad
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) OAT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) OAT Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Access Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) ITSM
2 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) VCP5
1 2 (14.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (14.29%) ISA Server
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
1 4 (28.57%) DameWare
2 2 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (7.14%) HP NNM
3 1 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (7.14%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (7.14%) OpenView
3 1 (7.14%) OVSD
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) IBM
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) LexisNexis
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 2 (14.29%) Adobe
5 2 (14.29%) Aveksa
5 2 (14.29%) Bomgar
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 2 (14.29%) Peregrine
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Veritas
6 1 (7.14%) BMC