The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management 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 Service Management over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 30 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing Service Management 70 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.37% 2.19% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 3.09% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 15
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£300 £349 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £286 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £444 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.68% -10.69%
Service Management
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
994 744 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.23% 70.92% 72.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 402 274
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 29 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Service Management Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
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 Service Management within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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 +22 59 £300 -16.66% 5
High Wycombe 0 3 - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Service Management
South East

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 88 (68.75%) ITIL
2 59 (46.09%) Security Cleared
3 54 (42.19%) SC Cleared
4 46 (35.94%) Microsoft
5 40 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 39 (30.47%) Windows
7 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (20.31%) Service Delivery
9 24 (18.75%) ITSM
10 23 (17.97%) Telecoms
10 23 (17.97%) UNIX
11 22 (17.19%) MS Exchange
11 22 (17.19%) MS Office
11 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (16.41%) Finance
13 20 (15.63%) Backup Exec
13 20 (15.63%) MCP
13 20 (15.63%) MCSE
13 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
14 19 (14.84%) SLA
15 18 (14.06%) VMware
15 18 (14.06%) OVSD
15 18 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (13.28%) DV Cleared
16 17 (13.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (13.28%) Project Management
16 17 (13.28%) PRINCE2
17 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
18 14 (10.94%) Linux

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 22 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.56%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 40 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 22 (17.19%) MS Office
3 13 (10.16%) MS Visio
3 13 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (7.81%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) PaaS
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
2 2 (1.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) GSM
1 7 (5.47%) UMTS
1 7 (5.47%) LTE
2 5 (3.91%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (3.91%) LAN
2 5 (3.91%) WAN
3 2 (1.56%) 3G
3 2 (1.56%) 4G
4 1 (0.78%) GPRS
4 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.78%) MPLS
4 1 (0.78%) DSL
4 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.78%) 2G
4 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.78%) Network Security
4 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.91%) OLTP
2 4 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) PVCS
1 6 (4.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) Redmine
General
1 23 (17.97%) Telecoms
2 21 (16.41%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (24.22%) Analyst
2 19 (14.84%) Support Analyst
2 19 (14.84%) 1st Line Support
3 17 (13.28%) Architect
3 17 (13.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Service Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (9.38%) Operations Manager
6 11 (8.59%) Team Leader
6 11 (8.59%) Transition Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 9 (7.03%) Implementation Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Service Manager
8 8 (6.25%) Change Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Incident Manager
9 7 (5.47%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.91%) Service Transition Manager
12 4 (3.13%) Report Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) Web Services
1 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.91%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.56%) HACMP
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) VLE
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Windows
2 23 (17.97%) UNIX
3 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.94%) Linux
5 9 (7.03%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.69%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.69%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.56%) AIX
8 2 (1.56%) Solaris
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (68.75%) ITIL
2 26 (20.31%) Service Delivery
3 24 (18.75%) ITSM
4 17 (13.28%) PRINCE2
4 17 (13.28%) Project Management
5 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
6 13 (10.16%) Problem Management
7 12 (9.38%) Transition Management
8 11 (8.59%) Risk Management
9 10 (7.81%) Incident Management
9 10 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.03%) Change Management
10 9 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (5.47%) Matrix Management
12 7 (5.47%) Fault Management
12 7 (5.47%) People Management
13 6 (4.69%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (4.69%) Release Management
13 6 (4.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.16%) SQL
2 10 (7.81%) C
3 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (46.09%) Security Cleared
2 54 (42.19%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.63%) MCP
3 20 (15.63%) MCSE
3 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (13.28%) DV Cleared
4 17 (13.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (3.13%) Degree
5 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
8 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.78%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) HNC
8 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.84%) SLA
2 11 (8.59%) BS15000
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.16%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.25%) Firmware
4 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.56%) GPFS
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (15.63%) Backup Exec
2 18 (14.06%) OVSD
3 12 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.78%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.78%) Netcool
4 1 (0.78%) Nagios
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 46 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.06%) VMware
3 12 (9.38%) McAfee
3 12 (9.38%) Sophos
3 12 (9.38%) Lumension
4 7 (5.47%) HP
4 7 (5.47%) Citrix
5 5 (3.91%) Intel
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle
6 3 (2.34%) NetApp
7 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.78%) IronPort
8 1 (0.78%) F5
8 1 (0.78%) Splunk
8 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.78%) Remedy
8 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
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