The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Buckinghamshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 68 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing ITSM 15 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.16% 1.19% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.66% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £212 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £318 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+11.15% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.88 £15.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +7.82%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 725 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.73% 72.07% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 384 311
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
ITSM
South East

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
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 24 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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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 +3 11 £400 +29.03% 3
Beaconsfield - - - -
ITSM
South East

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 20 (71.43%) ITIL
2 16 (57.14%) Service Management
3 11 (39.29%) HP
3 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (32.14%) CMDB
4 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (28.57%) ServiceNow
6 7 (25.00%) Content Management
6 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (25.00%) BMC
6 7 (25.00%) CA
6 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (25.00%) Workflow
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) CMS
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) CSS
6 7 (25.00%) Web Services
6 7 (25.00%) XML
6 7 (25.00%) SLA
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
7 6 (21.43%) Operations Management
7 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
8 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (14.29%) Windows

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 7 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
1 1 (3.57%) MPLS
1 1 (3.57%) DSL
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) QlikView
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.57%) Redmine
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Operations Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Service Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Support Manager
6 2 (7.14%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Service Assurance Manager
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Service Operations Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
1 7 (25.00%) CSS
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
1 7 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
1 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) ITIL
2 16 (57.14%) Service Management
3 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (25.00%) Content Management
4 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (25.00%) Workflow
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
5 6 (21.43%) Operations Management
5 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
6 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.71%) Load Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) Change Management
8 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
9 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) Xen
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.57%) NLBS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) HP
2 8 (28.57%) ServiceNow
3 7 (25.00%) BMC
3 7 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Splunk
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) VMware