The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 39 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Service Management 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.69% 1.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 2.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£450 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
208 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.72% 61.62% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 100 109
Average daily rate £350 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
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 Kent

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 19 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
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Service Management
South East

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) ITSM
4 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) iPad
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Lotus
4 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
4 5 (38.46%) iPhone
5 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (15.38%) iSeries
7 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) Control-M
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) AIX
7 2 (15.38%) Intel
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Deskside Support
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Deskside Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Operator
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Change Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) iPad
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
1 5 (38.46%) iPhone
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) iSeries
2 2 (15.38%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
1 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) ITSM
3 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
4 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
7 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) CITP
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Control-M
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) HP
1 5 (38.46%) Lotus
2 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
3 2 (15.38%) Intel
3 2 (15.38%) SunGard
4 1 (7.69%) FrontRange