The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management 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 Service Management over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 55 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Service Management 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.20% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.35% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -16.56%
Service Management
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
495 446 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.27% 66.87% 66.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 295 245
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +743.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) ITSM
3 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.04%) Statistics
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Transition Management
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Back Office

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Service Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Broadband
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Service Transition Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XSL
1 1 (4.35%) XML Schema
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Statistics
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) ITSM
4 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Transition Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Service Continuity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
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