The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 40 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 119 71 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.05% 2.53% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 3.43% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £125 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £12.49 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+18.89% -23.13%
Service Delivery
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
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +3 44 £400 +5.96% 10
Newbury +16 30 £260 -42.22% 5
Bracknell - 10 £225 - 2
Slough +2 7 £400 -5.88% 2
Wokingham -3 2 £250 -
Thatcham - 2 £410 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Service Delivery
South East

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Service Delivery 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 Delivery.

1 80 (42.33%) Telecoms
2 73 (38.62%) ITIL
3 59 (31.22%) Project Management
4 49 (25.93%) Service Management
5 30 (15.87%) Degree
5 30 (15.87%) PRINCE2
6 28 (14.81%) SLA
6 28 (14.81%) Finance
7 22 (11.64%) Change Management
7 22 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (11.11%) Cisco
8 21 (11.11%) Ericsson
9 20 (10.58%) Windows
9 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
10 19 (10.05%) MS Excel
11 18 (9.52%) Linux
11 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
12 17 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (8.47%) HTML
13 16 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (8.47%) SC Cleared
14 15 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (7.94%) 3G
14 15 (7.94%) MS Office
15 14 (7.41%) UNIX
15 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (6.88%) Migration
16 13 (6.88%) JavaScript
16 13 (6.88%) Radio Access Network
16 13 (6.88%) 4G

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Service Delivery 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 Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.76%) Lync
3 6 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.65%) Apache
5 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.94%) MS Office
3 9 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.70%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.53%) Endur
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) 3G
2 13 (6.88%) Radio Access Network
2 13 (6.88%) 4G
3 11 (5.82%) Firewall
3 11 (5.82%) MPLS
4 10 (5.29%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (5.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (5.29%) BGP
5 8 (4.23%) Internet
6 7 (3.70%) 2G
6 7 (3.70%) HTTP
7 5 (2.65%) ADSL
7 5 (2.65%) ISDN
7 5 (2.65%) PSTN
7 5 (2.65%) WAN
7 5 (2.65%) LTE
7 5 (2.65%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.12%) VoIP
8 4 (2.12%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 80 (42.33%) Telecoms
2 28 (14.81%) Finance
3 12 (6.35%) Back Office
4 6 (3.17%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.12%) Front Office
5 4 (2.12%) Banking
5 4 (2.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.59%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (23.81%) Service Manager
2 35 (18.52%) Delivery Manager
3 25 (13.23%) Services Delivery Manager
4 16 (8.47%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.88%) Technical Manager
6 12 (6.35%) Developer
7 9 (4.76%) Transition Manager
7 9 (4.76%) Architect
8 8 (4.23%) Service Transition Manager
8 8 (4.23%) Analyst
8 8 (4.23%) Consultant
8 8 (4.23%) Project Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Customer Services Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Environment Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.65%) IT Services Manager
11 5 (2.65%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.47%) HTML
2 8 (4.23%) Django
2 8 (4.23%) Sass
2 8 (4.23%) CSS
3 7 (3.70%) XML
4 5 (2.65%) REST
5 4 (2.12%) HTML5
5 4 (2.12%) XHTML
5 4 (2.12%) SOAP
6 3 (1.59%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.53%) LAMP
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.82%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.23%) Smart Meter
5 7 (3.70%) Statistics
6 5 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.12%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.59%) PKI
8 3 (1.59%) Open Source
9 2 (1.06%) User Experience
9 2 (1.06%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.53%) GIS
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.53%) PMI
10 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.53%) FMCG
10 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.58%) Windows
2 18 (9.52%) Linux
3 14 (7.41%) UNIX
4 8 (4.23%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.06%) Android
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (38.62%) ITIL
2 59 (31.22%) Project Management
3 49 (25.93%) Service Management
4 30 (15.87%) PRINCE2
5 22 (11.64%) Change Management
6 17 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.88%) Migration
10 11 (5.82%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.82%) ITIL V3
10 11 (5.82%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.29%) Validation
12 8 (4.23%) Time Management
12 8 (4.23%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.23%) Supplier Management
12 8 (4.23%) TDD
13 7 (3.70%) ITSM
13 7 (3.70%) Test Strategy
14 6 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.88%) JavaScript
2 11 (5.82%) C
3 8 (4.23%) Python
3 8 (4.23%) Java
4 4 (2.12%) SQL
5 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (15.87%) Degree
2 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.35%) PMI Certification
5 11 (5.82%) PMP
6 10 (5.29%) HND
7 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.59%) CCNP
9 3 (1.59%) CCNA
9 3 (1.59%) MCSE
9 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.59%) CCENT
10 1 (0.53%) MCP
10 1 (0.53%) HNC
10 1 (0.53%) CCA
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) COBIT
2 2 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) BS15000
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.06%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (11.11%) Cisco
1 21 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.82%) CheckPoint
4 10 (5.29%) F5
5 8 (4.23%) Huawei
6 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.65%) SAP
7 5 (2.65%) Citrix
7 5 (2.65%) Avaya
7 5 (2.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (1.59%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.59%) Cramer
8 3 (1.59%) Nortel
9 2 (1.06%) HP
9 2 (1.06%) Remedy
10 1 (0.53%) IBM
10 1 (0.53%) Sybase
10 1 (0.53%) Websense
10 1 (0.53%) Apple
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