The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 40 29 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing Service Management 47 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.62% 5.03% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 7.01% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 15
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 728 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.50% 71.87% 67.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 389 309
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 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Service Management
South East

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 25 July 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
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 25 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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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 33 £350 - 7
High Wycombe -1 1 £425 +126.66%
Amersham -5 1 - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Service Management
South East

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 66 (75.00%) ITIL
2 41 (46.59%) Security Cleared
3 34 (38.64%) SC Cleared
4 26 (29.55%) DV Cleared
5 23 (26.14%) Windows
6 17 (19.32%) Service Delivery
6 17 (19.32%) ITSM
6 17 (19.32%) HP
7 16 (18.18%) SQL
8 15 (17.05%) UNIX
8 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
8 15 (17.05%) Project Management
8 15 (17.05%) Problem Management
9 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (15.91%) Citrix
9 14 (15.91%) Finance
10 13 (14.77%) Backup Exec
10 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (14.77%) MCSE
10 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
10 13 (14.77%) MCP
10 13 (14.77%) ITIL V3
11 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 11 (12.50%) VMware
12 11 (12.50%) Change Management
12 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (11.36%) Hyper-V

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
3 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.95%) Lync
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) WAN
2 4 (4.55%) SNMP
2 4 (4.55%) LAN
2 4 (4.55%) Network Security
3 2 (2.27%) PBX
3 2 (2.27%) ISDN
3 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.27%) H.323
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.14%) SAN
4 1 (1.14%) MPLS
4 1 (1.14%) DSL
4 1 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.55%) DTS
5 2 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.14%) OLTP
6 1 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.14%) Redmine
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (2.27%) Automotive
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (11.36%) Architect
3 8 (9.09%) Consultant
3 8 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 6 (6.82%) Operations Manager
4 6 (6.82%) Coordinator
5 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
5 5 (5.68%) Problem Manager
5 5 (5.68%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 3 (3.41%) ITIL Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) HTML
1 1 (1.14%) CSS
1 1 (1.14%) Servlets
1 1 (1.14%) Web Services
1 1 (1.14%) XML
1 1 (1.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.27%) CMDB
2 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.27%) IVR
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.14%) Telematics
3 1 (1.14%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.14%) DTV
3 1 (1.14%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 15 (17.05%) UNIX
3 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.36%) Linux
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.00%) ITIL
2 17 (19.32%) Service Delivery
2 17 (19.32%) ITSM
3 15 (17.05%) Project Management
3 15 (17.05%) Problem Management
4 13 (14.77%) ITIL V3
5 11 (12.50%) Change Management
5 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (9.09%) CRM
7 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.82%) Operations Management
10 5 (5.68%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (5.68%) ETL
10 5 (5.68%) Migration
10 5 (5.68%) Process Improvement
10 5 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.55%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
2 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.27%) VBScript
3 2 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (46.59%) Security Cleared
2 34 (38.64%) SC Cleared
3 26 (29.55%) DV Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) MCP
4 13 (14.77%) MCSE
4 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.55%) Degree
6 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) BS15000
2 9 (10.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) Xen
4 1 (1.14%) NLBS
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) Backup Exec
2 8 (9.09%) OVSD
2 8 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (7.95%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (2.27%) OpenView
6 1 (1.14%) Nagios
6 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) HP
2 14 (15.91%) Citrix
3 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.50%) VMware
5 9 (10.23%) Lumension
5 9 (10.23%) McAfee
5 9 (10.23%) Sophos
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco
7 4 (4.55%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.14%) Splunk
8 1 (1.14%) Intel
8 1 (1.14%) SAP
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle
8 1 (1.14%) BMC
8 1 (1.14%) CA
8 1 (1.14%) NetApp
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.14%) Remedy