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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 43 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Service Management 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.24% 1.67% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.33% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£235 £383 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.56% -36.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
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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
324 129 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.60% 71.67% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 68 91
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 £16.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% +48.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.34 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.50 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) ITSM
3 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Marketing
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) SCOM
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) WF
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) C#

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 3 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) WF
2 2 (22.22%) DHTML
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
1 4 (44.44%) ITSM
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft