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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 41 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Service Management 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.48% 1.82% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.45% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.68% -10.69%
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
331 204 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.73% 74.45% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 125 114
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 29 December 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 - 1 £475 - 2
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Service Management
East of England

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 8 (61.54%) Service Delivery
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) People Management
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) SCOM
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Service Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Services Delivery Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Technical Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Services Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Support
4 3 (23.08%) Support Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Support Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (15.38%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (15.38%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Service Support Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Service Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Service Delivery
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) People Management
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft