The first table below looks at the demand for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 91 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Service Management 31 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.18% 1.28% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.81% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 12
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£265 £384 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.98% +15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £495 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1942 1769 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 74.15% 70.73% 65.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 891 793
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 56
Average hourly rate £26.25 £19.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.00 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +1 10 £225 -40.75% 1
Edinburgh -16 5 £468 +3.88% 2
Stirling - 5 £175 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £400 -
Highlands - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
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Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 66 (79.52%) ITIL
2 23 (27.71%) Finance
3 22 (26.51%) Windows
4 19 (22.89%) ITSM
5 15 (18.07%) Service Delivery
5 15 (18.07%) SQL
5 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
6 14 (16.87%) MS Office
6 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
7 13 (15.66%) Oracle
7 13 (15.66%) Middleware
8 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
8 12 (14.46%) Performance Testing
9 11 (13.25%) HP
10 10 (12.05%) Citrix
10 10 (12.05%) SAN
10 10 (12.05%) Project Management
10 10 (12.05%) VMware
11 9 (10.84%) VMware ESX
11 9 (10.84%) Configuration Management
11 9 (10.84%) Thin Client
11 9 (10.84%) DHCP
11 9 (10.84%) DNS
11 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
11 9 (10.84%) Release Management
11 9 (10.84%) Fat Client
11 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
12 8 (9.64%) Degree
12 8 (9.64%) Microsoft

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (6.02%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.82%) IIS
2 4 (4.82%) SAS
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (16.87%) MS Office
2 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.02%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) SAN
2 9 (10.84%) DHCP
2 9 (10.84%) DNS
3 6 (7.23%) VPN
3 6 (7.23%) LAN
4 5 (6.02%) Firewall
5 4 (4.82%) WAN
6 2 (2.41%) Wireless
6 2 (2.41%) SMS
7 1 (1.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.41%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Service Manager
3 7 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.23%) Consultant
4 6 (7.23%) Architect
4 6 (7.23%) Services Delivery Manager
4 6 (7.23%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Change Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Author
6 4 (4.82%) Technical Author
7 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.61%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Environment Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Senior Service Manager
8 2 (2.41%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) ITIL Service Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) CSS
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) STL
4 1 (1.20%) Flash
4 1 (1.20%) EDI
4 1 (1.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Thin Client
1 9 (10.84%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Open Source
3 4 (4.82%) CMDB
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Tandem
4 2 (2.41%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) HACMP
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.20%) CESG
5 1 (1.20%) Social Media
5 1 (1.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Solaris
2 7 (8.43%) UNIX
3 6 (7.23%) Windows XP
3 6 (7.23%) AIX
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.02%) Linux
5 3 (3.61%) HPUX
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (79.52%) ITIL
2 19 (22.89%) ITSM
3 15 (18.07%) Service Delivery
4 12 (14.46%) Performance Testing
5 10 (12.05%) Project Management
6 9 (10.84%) Release Management
6 9 (10.84%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.23%) Six Sigma
8 5 (6.02%) Change Management
9 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.82%) SOA
9 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.82%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.82%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.61%) Software Testing
10 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.61%) TDD
10 3 (3.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) VBScript
3 2 (2.41%) Java
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) Korn
4 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.20%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.64%) Degree
4 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.82%) MOS
6 2 (2.41%) MCP
6 2 (2.41%) MCSA
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CISSP
7 1 (1.20%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CISM
7 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) VMware ESX
1 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.61%) KVM
4 3 (3.61%) RHEV
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.61%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.20%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 11 (13.25%) HP
3 10 (12.05%) Citrix
3 10 (12.05%) VMware
4 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.23%) Adobe
5 6 (7.23%) AppSense
6 5 (6.02%) Lotus
7 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.82%) Splunk
8 2 (2.41%) InterSystems
9 1 (1.20%) Altiris
9 1 (1.20%) Lumension
9 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.20%) IBM
9 1 (1.20%) Veritas
9 1 (1.20%) EMC
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £180 per annum + expenses for non- locals
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirling
Real Staffing
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago