The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 28 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Service Management 47 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.02% 1.92% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 2.50% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £291 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.69 £17.68 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-16.90% -0.42%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
603 559 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.21% 76.58% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 309 171
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 72 (72.73%) ITIL
2 54 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 48 (48.48%) SC Cleared
4 39 (39.39%) Microsoft
5 37 (37.37%) MS Excel
6 32 (32.32%) Windows
7 27 (27.27%) Service Delivery
7 27 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (25.25%) UNIX
9 24 (24.24%) Finance
10 21 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (19.19%) Backup Exec
11 19 (19.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (19.19%) MCP
11 19 (19.19%) MS Office
11 19 (19.19%) MCSE
11 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
11 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (18.18%) ITSM
13 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (17.17%) VMware
14 15 (15.15%) DV Cleared
14 15 (15.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (14.14%) ITIL V3
15 14 (14.14%) SLA
16 13 (13.13%) MS Visio
16 13 (13.13%) OVSD
16 13 (13.13%) Management Information System
16 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
17 12 (12.12%) Linux

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 19 (19.19%) Exchange Server 2003
1 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.02%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (37.37%) MS Excel
2 19 (19.19%) MS Office
3 13 (13.13%) MS Visio
4 8 (8.08%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (8.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) PaaS
2 2 (2.02%) SaaS
2 2 (2.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) LAN
1 2 (2.02%) WAN
2 1 (1.01%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.01%) Firewall
2 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) VPN
2 1 (1.01%) SMS
2 1 (1.01%) VoIP
2 1 (1.01%) MPLS
2 1 (1.01%) OSPF
2 1 (1.01%) Intranet
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) DSL
2 1 (1.01%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.01%) Network Security
2 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.05%) OLTP
2 4 (4.04%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) PVCS
1 6 (6.06%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) 1st Line Support
3 19 (19.19%) Support Analyst
4 18 (18.18%) Architect
4 18 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 15 (15.15%) Service Analyst
5 15 (15.15%) Service Manager
5 15 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (11.11%) Transition Manager
7 9 (9.09%) Team Leader
8 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (8.08%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (8.08%) Services Delivery Manager
8 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (5.05%) Incident Manager
10 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
10 5 (5.05%) Service Transition Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Report Specialist
11 4 (4.04%) Senior Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.08%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.05%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.02%) HACMP
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
6 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.32%) Windows
2 25 (25.25%) UNIX
3 21 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.12%) Linux
5 6 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) AIX
7 2 (2.02%) Solaris
8 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (72.73%) ITIL
2 27 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 18 (18.18%) ITSM
4 14 (14.14%) ITIL V3
5 11 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.09%) Transition Management
7 8 (8.08%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.08%) Change Management
7 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.07%) Matrix Management
9 6 (6.06%) People Management
9 6 (6.06%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (5.05%) Validation
10 5 (5.05%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (4.04%) Line Management
11 4 (4.04%) Operations Management
11 4 (4.04%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) C
2 10 (10.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 48 (48.48%) SC Cleared
3 19 (19.19%) MCP
3 19 (19.19%) MCSE
3 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 15 (15.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.02%) CCNA
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.01%) HNC
7 1 (1.01%) HND
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.01%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) SLA
2 6 (6.06%) BS15000
3 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.07%) Firmware
4 2 (2.02%) GPFS
5 1 (1.01%) NFS
5 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) Backup Exec
2 13 (13.13%) OVSD
3 11 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 39 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.17%) VMware
3 12 (12.12%) McAfee
4 11 (11.11%) Sophos
4 11 (11.11%) Lumension
5 6 (6.06%) Citrix
6 5 (5.05%) Oracle
6 5 (5.05%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) Intel
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco
7 3 (3.03%) NetApp
8 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.01%) Remedy
8 1 (1.01%) IronPort
8 1 (1.01%) F5
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