The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 93 89 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Contract jobs citing ITSM 32 43 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 1.49% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.04% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £163 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £100 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £444 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £12.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +98.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.84% +43.10%
ITSM
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2030 2103 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.36% 72.97% 69.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 1086 694
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 57
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £167.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITSM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Reading -10 10 £292 +53.42%
Slough - 5 £320 -
Newbury - 5 £500 -
Maidenhead +7 3 £400 - 1
Bracknell +4 2 £125 -
ITSM
South East

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing ITSM 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 ITSM.

1 41 (78.85%) ITIL
2 33 (63.46%) Service Management
3 27 (51.92%) Remedy
3 27 (51.92%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (34.62%) CMDB
5 15 (28.85%) Telecoms
6 13 (25.00%) BMC
7 11 (21.15%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (15.38%) Workflow
8 8 (15.38%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 8 (15.38%) Web Services
8 8 (15.38%) ServiceNow
9 7 (13.46%) SQL
9 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
9 7 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.62%) SLA
11 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
11 5 (9.62%) Billing
11 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
12 4 (7.69%) ITIL V2
12 4 (7.69%) COBIT
12 4 (7.69%) Remedy AR System
12 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
12 4 (7.69%) CMS
12 4 (7.69%) Replication
12 4 (7.69%) HTML
13 3 (5.77%) Java
13 3 (5.77%) XML

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing ITSM 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 ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (7.69%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) 3G
1 2 (3.85%) 2G
1 2 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.92%) LTE
2 1 (1.92%) 4G
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
General
1 15 (28.85%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Billing
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Consultant
2 9 (17.31%) Service Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Service Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Remedy Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Customer Services Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) ITSM Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Designer
5 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
7 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (3.85%) Report Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Service Design Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Remedy Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (34.62%) CMDB
2 4 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) ITIL
2 33 (63.46%) Service Management
3 8 (15.38%) Workflow
4 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
5 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL V2
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.77%) Process Management
7 3 (5.77%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) SOA
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) Change Management
8 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.85%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.85%) PMP
2 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) HNC
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 4 (7.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Netcool
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Remedy
2 13 (25.00%) BMC
3 8 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) CA
6 2 (3.85%) EMC
6 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.92%) BT
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