The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 35 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Service Management 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.69% 0.46% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 0.74% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£169 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £500 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Service Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
302 136 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.12% 62.96% 70.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 77 102
Average daily rate £438 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £135.00 £26.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.43% +103.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
Liverpool -7 4 £163 -67.50% 1
Southport - 1 £375 -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) ITSM
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Google
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Apple
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (25.00%) Google Apps
5 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) SCCM
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Service Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Transition Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Android
2 3 (25.00%) Mac OS
2 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Google
2 3 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix