The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 64 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing ITSM 10 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.03% 0.45% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.65% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £445 £208 £189
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.84% +10.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £208 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £208 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -22.50%
ITSM
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
739 620 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.26% 70.45% 73.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 345 366
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITSM across the Reading region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing ITSM 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 ITSM.

1 15 (68.18%) Service Management
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (45.45%) Problem Management
3 10 (45.45%) SCOM
4 9 (40.91%) DV Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) ITIL V3
4 9 (40.91%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (40.91%) Incident Management
5 7 (31.82%) Banking
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (13.64%) Vertica
8 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
8 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
8 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (9.09%) SLA
8 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
8 2 (9.09%) Change Management
8 2 (9.09%) QlikView
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) SCCM
9 1 (4.55%) Release Management
9 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
9 1 (4.55%) Network Security
9 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (4.55%) SIEM

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing ITSM 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 ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP EHS
1 1 (4.55%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) GSM
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 2 (9.09%) QlikView
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Incident Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Database Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Support
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Support Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Grid Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) AIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Service Management
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (45.45%) Problem Management
4 9 (40.91%) Incident Management
4 9 (40.91%) ITIL V3
4 9 (40.91%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) Data Security
7 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.55%) Logistics
7 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
7 1 (4.55%) Release Management
7 1 (4.55%) SIEM
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) DV Cleared
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Vertica
2 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) VMware