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 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
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 60 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing ITSM 14 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.44% 0.78% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.99% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £145 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.52% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £396 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -22.50%
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
792 912 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.23% 78.69% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 474 422
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.60 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 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
Milton Keynes +9 13 £145 -63.75%
High Wycombe - 1 £113 -
ITSM
South East

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 20 (80.00%) Service Management
3 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) ITIL V3
4 17 (68.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (56.00%) DV Cleared
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (44.00%) HP
7 11 (44.00%) OVSD
8 9 (36.00%) Windows
9 8 (32.00%) SQL
10 7 (28.00%) Finance
10 7 (28.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) People Management
11 6 (24.00%) Operations Management
11 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (24.00%) High Availability
11 6 (24.00%) MS Office
12 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 5 (20.00%) NFS
12 5 (20.00%) Linux
12 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (20.00%) VMware
12 5 (20.00%) SLA
12 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu
12 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (20.00%) iSCSI
12 5 (20.00%) CentOS
12 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
1 1 (4.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Service Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (8.00%) Platform Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Remedy Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Service Support Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Support Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) CentOS
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 20 (80.00%) Service Management
3 18 (72.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (24.00%) High Availability
4 6 (24.00%) Operations Management
4 6 (24.00%) People Management
5 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V2
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (4.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (68.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (56.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (20.00%) NFS
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) OVSD
2 5 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy
5 2 (8.00%) BMC
5 2 (8.00%) webMethods
6 1 (4.00%) Caplin
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow