The first table below looks at the demand for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 28 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 21 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.69% 3.54% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 5.19% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 16
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£475 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £234 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £426 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
353 135 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.79% 68.18% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 74 120
Average daily rate £410 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £315 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.70 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Service Delivery
East of England

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Bedfordshire region.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 9 £450 - 5
Dunstable - 1 - -
Bedford - - - - 2
Service Delivery
East of England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 9 (31.03%) Service Management
1 9 (31.03%) Retail
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
3 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) SLA
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Altiris
6 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.34%) Finance
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security
7 2 (6.90%) Security Management
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Remedy
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.90%) MS Project
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) QA
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.45%) hybris

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) VoIP
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (31.03%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Service Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Services Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Support Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Technical Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Service Support Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Service Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) PMI
1 1 (3.45%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Service Management
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
3 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.90%) Security Management
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
8 1 (3.45%) Transition Management
8 1 (3.45%) Use Case
8 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.34%) Altiris
2 2 (6.90%) Remedy
3 1 (3.45%) BT
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Endeca
3 1 (3.45%) hybris