The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 49 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing ITSM 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.36% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.95% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.41% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.17% +30.35%
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West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
526 526 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.37% 68.05% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 303 303
Average daily rate £391 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (66.67%) Service Management
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) EAI
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) COBIT
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) BPMN
4 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (8.33%) IT Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Service Management
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (16.67%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) EAI
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) COBIT
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow