The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 64 75 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing Service Management 20 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.38% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.90% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
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£300 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £435 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £435 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £19.50 £16.33
% change year-on-year
-31.53% +19.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1125 890 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.75% 73.31% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 550 277
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 20 (60.61%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.12%) ITSM
5 4 (12.12%) SAN
5 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) .NET
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) SLA
6 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) Android
6 3 (9.09%) Open Source
6 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.09%) Veeam
6 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Release Management
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) SMS
3 1 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Incident Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Major Incident Manager
5 1 (3.03%) IT Security Auditor
5 1 (3.03%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Auditor
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Solaris
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.12%) ITSM
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Release Management
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) Open Source
5 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Test Management
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCP
1 2 (6.06%) OCP
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSA
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) NFS
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Veeam
4 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) EMC
4 2 (6.06%) CommVault
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco