The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 55 74 64
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing ITSM 38 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.95% 0.92% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 1.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 0
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£295 £329 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £399
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.75 - £9.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £17.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-22.70% +17.24%
ITSM
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1012 872 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.51% 73.03% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 499 353
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.95 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.46% -4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITSM across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Milton Keynes +17 17 £288 +139.58% 1
High Wycombe +7 10 £375 +8.69%
Amersham - 2 - -
ITSM
South East

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 50 (96.15%) ITIL
2 40 (76.92%) Service Management
3 37 (71.15%) HP
4 30 (57.69%) MS Office
4 30 (57.69%) Security Cleared
5 28 (53.85%) SC Cleared
6 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 20 (38.46%) SQL
7 20 (38.46%) CMDB
8 17 (32.69%) ServiceNow
8 17 (32.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
9 16 (30.77%) HTML
9 16 (30.77%) Java
9 16 (30.77%) CSS
9 16 (30.77%) XML
9 16 (30.77%) BMC
9 16 (30.77%) CA
9 16 (30.77%) CMS
9 16 (30.77%) OVSD
10 15 (28.85%) Unit Testing
11 14 (26.92%) Content Management
11 14 (26.92%) Knowledge Management
11 14 (26.92%) Web Services
12 11 (21.15%) Workflow
13 10 (19.23%) Management Information System
14 9 (17.31%) Project Management
14 9 (17.31%) MS Visio
14 9 (17.31%) ITIL V3
14 9 (17.31%) Change Control

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 16 (30.77%) CMS
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (57.69%) MS Office
2 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
3 9 (17.31%) MS Visio
4 6 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) PaaS
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 5 (9.62%) BIG-IP
2 5 (9.62%) iSCSI
General
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) French Language
2 1 (1.92%) German Language
2 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.92%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) ServiceNow Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (19.23%) Service Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Configuration Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Transition Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) PMO Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) HTML
1 16 (30.77%) CSS
1 16 (30.77%) XML
2 14 (26.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) CMDB
2 10 (19.23%) Management Information System
3 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (13.46%) Economics
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.62%) CentOS
3 5 (9.62%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (96.15%) ITIL
2 40 (76.92%) Service Management
3 15 (28.85%) Unit Testing
4 14 (26.92%) Content Management
4 14 (26.92%) Knowledge Management
5 11 (21.15%) Workflow
6 9 (17.31%) Project Management
6 9 (17.31%) ITIL V3
6 9 (17.31%) Change Control
7 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Project Planning
8 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.62%) Critical Success Factor
9 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
9 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (5.77%) Change Management
11 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
11 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.85%) Process Management
11 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 16 (30.77%) Java
3 7 (13.46%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 28 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 17 (32.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) PMP
5 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.92%) MCP
7 1 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) NFS
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) OVSD
2 2 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) HP
2 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.69%) ServiceNow
4 16 (30.77%) BMC
4 16 (30.77%) CA
5 5 (9.62%) NetApp
5 5 (9.62%) VMware
5 5 (9.62%) F5
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix