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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Delivery
Rank 46 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 85 96 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.34% 3.55% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 4.84% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 30
Average daily rate £400 £350 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £201 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £462 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Average hourly rate £7.68 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £15.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+36.50% +18.86%
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
2014 1984 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.14% 73.40% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1008 1038
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 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
Reading +2 32 £394 +5.00% 17
Bracknell +1 10 £285 +16.92%
Newbury -4 9 £313 +11.60%
Slough +10 7 £455 +13.75% 5
Wokingham -8 1 £450 +80.00% 6
Service Delivery
South East

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 54 (31.21%) ITIL
2 47 (27.17%) Telecoms
3 30 (17.34%) SLA
4 29 (16.76%) Service Management
5 21 (12.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (11.56%) Problem Management
6 20 (11.56%) Project Management
7 19 (10.98%) Security Cleared
8 18 (10.40%) Time Management
8 18 (10.40%) ITIL V3
9 16 (9.25%) Process Improvement
10 15 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (8.67%) Cisco
10 15 (8.67%) Linux
11 14 (8.09%) HTML
11 14 (8.09%) JavaScript
11 14 (8.09%) Finance
12 13 (7.51%) CSS
12 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
13 12 (6.94%) Windows
13 12 (6.94%) Python
13 12 (6.94%) SQL Server
13 12 (6.94%) TDD
13 12 (6.94%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.94%) Software Testing
13 12 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (6.94%) Sass
13 12 (6.94%) Django
13 12 (6.94%) User Experience
14 11 (6.36%) Degree

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (1.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.16%) Apache
2 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) WordPress
3 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.58%) IIS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.31%) MS Office
3 3 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) PaaS
1 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) 3G
1 11 (6.36%) Internet
2 10 (5.78%) WAN
3 9 (5.20%) 4G
4 8 (4.62%) LAN
5 7 (4.05%) Ethernet
5 7 (4.05%) Firewall
6 6 (3.47%) GSM
6 6 (3.47%) ISDN
6 6 (3.47%) MPLS
7 5 (2.89%) 2G
7 5 (2.89%) Broadband
7 5 (2.89%) Wireless
8 4 (2.31%) ADSL
8 4 (2.31%) VPN
9 3 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.73%) DNS
9 3 (1.73%) LLU
9 3 (1.73%) PSTN
9 3 (1.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.73%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) OLAP
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 47 (27.17%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.09%) Finance
3 5 (2.89%) Back Office
4 3 (1.73%) Billing
5 2 (1.16%) Automotive
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Local Government
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.58%) German Language
6 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (16.76%) Service Manager
2 17 (9.83%) Consultant
2 17 (9.83%) Delivery Manager
2 17 (9.83%) Telecoms Manager
3 16 (9.25%) Services Delivery Manager
4 15 (8.67%) Developer
5 14 (8.09%) Analyst
6 11 (6.36%) ITIL Manager
6 11 (6.36%) Python Developer
7 9 (5.20%) Architect
7 9 (5.20%) Problem Manager
8 8 (4.62%) Coordinator
8 8 (4.62%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (4.62%) ITIL Service Manager
9 7 (4.05%) ITIL Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) Transition Manager
10 6 (3.47%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (3.47%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.09%) HTML
2 13 (7.51%) CSS
3 12 (6.94%) Django
3 12 (6.94%) Sass
4 5 (2.89%) JSON
4 5 (2.89%) REST
5 4 (2.31%) .NET
6 3 (1.73%) Middleware
6 3 (1.73%) Web Services
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.58%) SOAP
8 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) User Experience
2 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.16%) PKI
5 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.16%) STB
6 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.58%) Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.58%) Informatics
6 1 (0.58%) Life Science
6 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.58%) New Media
6 1 (0.58%) PMI
6 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.67%) Linux
2 12 (6.94%) Windows
3 9 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) Unix
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.21%) ITIL
2 29 (16.76%) Service Management
3 21 (12.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (11.56%) Problem Management
4 20 (11.56%) Project Management
5 18 (10.40%) ITIL V3
5 18 (10.40%) Time Management
6 16 (9.25%) Process Improvement
7 15 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (6.94%) Software Engineering
9 12 (6.94%) Software Testing
9 12 (6.94%) TDD
10 9 (5.20%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.62%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.62%) Change Management
11 8 (4.62%) OO
12 6 (3.47%) Information Security
12 6 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.09%) JavaScript
2 12 (6.94%) Python
3 7 (4.05%) SQL
4 4 (2.31%) Java
5 2 (1.16%) C
5 2 (1.16%) VB
6 1 (0.58%) C-shell
6 1 (0.58%) Perl
6 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.36%) Degree
2 11 (6.36%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.47%) CISSP
3 6 (3.47%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.89%) PMP
5 4 (2.31%) CCNP
5 4 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.73%) CCNA
6 3 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ACCA
7 1 (0.58%) CCIE
7 1 (0.58%) CIMA
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.58%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.34%) SLA
2 6 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.31%) QA
4 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) Firmware
2 2 (1.16%) ISA Server
2 2 (1.16%) UAG
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
3 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.31%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.16%) WSUS
3 1 (0.58%) Cacti
3 1 (0.58%) MOM
3 1 (0.58%) OpenView
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (8.67%) Cisco
2 9 (5.20%) Fujitsu
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.05%) VMware
5 6 (3.47%) Oracle
6 5 (2.89%) EMC
7 4 (2.31%) Nokia
8 3 (1.73%) Citrix
8 3 (1.73%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.73%) HP
8 3 (1.73%) Huawei
9 2 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.16%) BT
9 2 (1.16%) Juniper
9 2 (1.16%) NetCracker
9 2 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.16%) Remedy
9 2 (1.16%) Siemens
9 2 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.16%) ZTE
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