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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 35 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Service Management 8 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.25% - 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% - 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
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£414 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 - £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.69 £17.68 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.90% +1.00%
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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
282 122 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.21% 70.52% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 71 110
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £13.69 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) ITSM
2 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 3 (23.08%) SCOM
4 3 (23.08%) Logistics
4 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
4 3 (23.08%) Office 365
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) Novell

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (7.69%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Wireless
2 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Chief Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) NetWare
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) ITSM
2 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Logistics
4 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Design
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Novell
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
2 1 (7.69%) Kaseya