The table below looks at the statistics for ServiceCenter skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ServiceCenter over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView ServiceCenter (formerly Peregrine ServiceCenter)
Rank 113 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing ServiceCenter 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.046% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.69% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £110 £135
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £8.63 £14.11
% change year-on-year
- -38.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
178 129 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.77% 5.91% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 67 37
Average daily rate £357 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

ServiceCenter
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ServiceCenter across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

ServiceCenter Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ServiceCenter
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ServiceCenter across the West Midlands region.

ServiceCenter Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ServiceCenter
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ServiceCenter across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

ServiceCenter Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ServiceCenter
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing ServiceCenter also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ServiceCenter.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec

ServiceCenter
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing ServiceCenter also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ServiceCenter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) HPUX
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec