The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 31 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Service Management 12 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.06% 1.84% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 2.25% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
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£350 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
- -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £19.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.64% +20.31%
Service Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
323 355 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.40% 81.80% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 215 85
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 +7 4 £325 -13.33% 4
Bedford -2 2 £300 -25.00%
Service Management
East of England

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (10.00%) SLA
6 2 (10.00%) UNIX
6 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Local Government
7 1 (5.00%) Business Development
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.00%) Retail
7 1 (5.00%) Information Management
7 1 (5.00%) Document Management
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Release Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Design Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Project Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Business Development
7 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.00%) Information Management
7 1 (5.00%) Document Management
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Release Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) APMP
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (5.00%) OpenText