The first table below looks at the demand for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 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 Oxford 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 26 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Service Management 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.44% 1.87% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.60% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£488 £330 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -29.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £322 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £338 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.68 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -14.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 154 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 64.59% 71.96% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 103 122
Average daily rate £350 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £13.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) WF
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) DHTML
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) LAN

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 3 (75.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) WF
2 2 (50.00%) DHTML
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco