The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 37 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Service Management 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.17% 0.43% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.64% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
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£450 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 - £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £19.76 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-32.43% +23.48%
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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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
306 156 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.93% 67.24% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 105 114
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) Logistics
5 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
5 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
6 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365
6 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (12.50%) People Management
6 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) ITSM
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) SLA
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.25%) Firewall
7 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
7 1 (6.25%) SAN

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) PABX
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Chief Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Management Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) NetWare
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Logistics
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
5 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Contact Management
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Novell
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Kaseya
2 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky