The first table below looks at the demand for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 8 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.71% 4.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £100 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
22 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 62.86% 80.95% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Average daily rate £400 £315 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.39 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Service Delivery
Bedfordshire

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Delivery across the Bedford region.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Service Delivery
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Altiris
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Military
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
1 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy
1 2 (33.33%) Altiris
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft