The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 54 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 69 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.75% 2.58% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 3.75% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 40
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £155 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +9.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1839 1682 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.38% 68.93% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 737 813
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Service Delivery
South East

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Reading +16 19 £425 +78.94% 10
Slough +3 14 £245 -27.40%
Maidenhead 0 6 £240 - 5
Newbury 0 6 £363 -
Bracknell +1 4 £390 +60.82%
Wokingham -1 2 - -
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Service Delivery
South East

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 50 (34.48%) ITIL
2 36 (24.83%) Project Management
3 34 (23.45%) Telecoms
4 29 (20.00%) Finance
5 28 (19.31%) Service Management
5 28 (19.31%) Microsoft
6 24 (16.55%) MS Excel
7 18 (12.41%) MS Office
7 18 (12.41%) Windows
8 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
8 17 (11.72%) Change Management
8 17 (11.72%) Degree
8 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
9 16 (11.03%) Cisco
10 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
11 14 (9.66%) Performance Management
11 14 (9.66%) SLA
12 13 (8.97%) UNIX
12 13 (8.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 12 (8.28%) Migration
13 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.59%) Management Information System
14 11 (7.59%) Marketing
14 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
14 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
15 10 (6.90%) Citrix
15 10 (6.90%) DNS
15 10 (6.90%) WAN
15 10 (6.90%) SQL
15 10 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.76%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.07%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.07%) IIS
4 2 (1.38%) Apache
4 2 (1.38%) Lync
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.69%) Liferay
Applications
1 24 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.41%) MS Office
3 10 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (6.21%) MS Visio
5 6 (4.14%) MS Project
6 4 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.69%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) WAN
1 10 (6.90%) DNS
2 8 (5.52%) GGSN
2 8 (5.52%) SGSN
2 8 (5.52%) MGW
3 7 (4.83%) LAN
4 6 (4.14%) Internet
5 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.76%) Wireless
5 4 (2.76%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.07%) IPsec
6 3 (2.07%) VoIP
6 3 (2.07%) 3G
6 3 (2.07%) SAN
7 2 (1.38%) HTTP
7 2 (1.38%) LDAP
7 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.38%) 2G
7 2 (1.38%) Nokia DX220
7 2 (1.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.76%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.69%) DB2
4 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) JUnit
1 3 (2.07%) Selenium
1 3 (2.07%) TestNG
1 3 (2.07%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.69%) Hudson
2 1 (0.69%) Gradle
2 1 (0.69%) Ant
General
1 34 (23.45%) Telecoms
2 29 (20.00%) Finance
3 11 (7.59%) Marketing
4 9 (6.21%) Back Office
5 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 4 (2.76%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Billing
6 2 (1.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Military
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 23 (15.86%) Delivery Manager
3 20 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 19 (13.10%) Services Delivery Manager
5 16 (11.03%) Analyst
6 12 (8.28%) Consultant
7 8 (5.52%) CS Core Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Management Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.45%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Service Management Consultant
9 5 (3.45%) Technical Design Authority
10 4 (2.76%) NHS Project Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Designer
10 4 (2.76%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.07%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (2.07%) Technical Project Manager
11 3 (2.07%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) J2EE
2 1 (0.69%) SOAP
2 1 (0.69%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) XML
2 1 (0.69%) CGI
2 1 (0.69%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
2 1 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.45%) Machine to Machine
3 4 (2.76%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.76%) NHS
3 4 (2.76%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.07%) Informatics
5 2 (1.38%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.38%) GIS
5 2 (1.38%) CMDB
6 1 (0.69%) PMI
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Life Science
6 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.69%) DTV
6 1 (0.69%) Handset
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.41%) Windows
2 13 (8.97%) UNIX
3 7 (4.83%) Linux
4 6 (4.14%) Solaris
5 4 (2.76%) HPUX
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.69%) Android
7 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.48%) ITIL
2 36 (24.83%) Project Management
3 28 (19.31%) Service Management
4 17 (11.72%) Change Management
4 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
5 14 (9.66%) Performance Management
6 12 (8.28%) Migration
6 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.90%) Logistics
9 9 (6.21%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.52%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (5.52%) CRM
10 8 (5.52%) Telemarketing
10 8 (5.52%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.83%) Time Management
11 7 (4.83%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.83%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.90%) SQL
2 4 (2.76%) Java
2 4 (2.76%) Perl
3 3 (2.07%) C
3 3 (2.07%) C#
3 3 (2.07%) VB
3 3 (2.07%) Python
3 3 (2.07%) Ruby
4 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
5 1 (0.69%) Groovy
5 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) Degree
1 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) PMI Certification
4 7 (4.83%) PMP
5 4 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.07%) ISEB
6 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.38%) CCNA
7 2 (1.38%) CCNP
7 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.38%) MAPM
8 1 (0.69%) CCENT
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.69%) CIPD
8 1 (0.69%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.66%) SLA
2 6 (4.14%) QA
3 5 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.69%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) NFS
3 1 (0.69%) NDS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) XenServer
3 1 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Cisco
3 13 (8.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 10 (6.90%) Citrix
5 8 (5.52%) Oracle
5 8 (5.52%) HP
5 8 (5.52%) Nokia
6 4 (2.76%) Lotus
6 4 (2.76%) Nortel
7 3 (2.07%) SAP
7 3 (2.07%) Juniper
7 3 (2.07%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.38%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.38%) Metastorm
8 2 (1.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.38%) EMC
8 2 (1.38%) Qualys
8 2 (1.38%) VMware
8 2 (1.38%) Huawei
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