The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 58 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing Service Management 14 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.98% 3.00% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 4.09% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
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£363 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £341 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.10 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -1.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.28% +4.86%
Service Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
566 391 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.94% 73.36% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 244 242
Average daily rate £405 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £9.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kidlington -3 4 - -
Oxford -24 3 £363 -23.68%
Banbury 0 2 £315 -
Service Management
South East

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 32 (80.00%) ITIL
2 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 14 (35.00%) MS Office
4 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) Capacity Management
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 5 (12.50%) SLA
8 5 (12.50%) Publishing
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.00%) Java
9 4 (10.00%) Transition Management
9 4 (10.00%) SaaS
9 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.00%) Degree
10 3 (7.50%) Network Design
10 3 (7.50%) Supplier Management
10 3 (7.50%) Web Analytics
10 3 (7.50%) Google
10 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
10 3 (7.50%) Marketing
10 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
10 3 (7.50%) Lync
10 3 (7.50%) Adobe Analytics

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (7.50%) Lync
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) WebTrends
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) SaaS
2 3 (7.50%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (7.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
1 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (7.50%) Wireless
1 3 (7.50%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (7.50%) Skype
1 3 (7.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Publishing
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Service Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (32.50%) Service Manager
4 10 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Problem Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Change Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
1 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (7.50%) XML
1 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.50%) PMI
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
1 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
2 14 (35.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Transition Management
6 3 (7.50%) Campaign Management
6 3 (7.50%) SDLC
6 3 (7.50%) Line Management
6 3 (7.50%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (7.50%) System Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Network Design
6 3 (7.50%) Supplier Management
6 3 (7.50%) Web Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) VBScript
2 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) CCNA
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Tableau
3 3 (7.50%) Eloqua
3 3 (7.50%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (7.50%) QNAP
3 3 (7.50%) Adobe
3 3 (7.50%) NetApp
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Google
3 3 (7.50%) Aprimo
3 3 (7.50%) SonicWALL
3 3 (7.50%) Polycom
3 3 (7.50%) Tandberg
4 2 (5.00%) Spiceworks