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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 30 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Service Management 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.78% 1.84% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.27% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate £631 £475 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.89% +80.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.79 £16.65
% change year-on-year
-11.33% -5.16%
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
300 309 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.76% 81.10% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 248 111
Average daily rate £438 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +1 6 £631 +32.89% 3
Service Management
East of England

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (20.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
5 3 (15.00%) Line Management
5 3 (15.00%) Case Management
5 3 (15.00%) TickIT
5 3 (15.00%) Publishing
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) SAP CRM
5 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
5 3 (15.00%) DNS

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) IaaS
2 3 (15.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SAP HANA
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Publishing
3 2 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) ICT Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Service Design Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Transition Manager
3 3 (15.00%) CRM Architect
3 3 (15.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Change Manager
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (15.00%) Case Management
5 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Line Management
5 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) ISSMP
2 1 (5.00%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.00%) TickIT
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle