The first table below looks at the demand for Service Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 40 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Service Management 8 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.57% - 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% - 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate
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£600 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 - £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
409 148 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.35% 63.52% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 76 138
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Service Management
East of England

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Management
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 Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £625 - 4
Dunstable - 1 - -
Bedford - - - -
Service Management
East of England

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) assyst
4 4 (22.22%) CMDB
5 3 (16.67%) Retail
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.11%) OLE
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) UNIX
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (5.56%) Transition Management
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Service Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) assyst
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Services Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Support Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Support Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Designer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Designer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) CMDB
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.56%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft