The first table below looks at the demand for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Shropshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 21 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Service Management 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.73% 2.50% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 4.11% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £420 £325 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -28.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.02 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.09% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91 73 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 67.91% 60.83% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 70
Average daily rate £368 £473 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Service Management
West Midlands

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Telford +2 5 £420 +29.23%
Shrewsbury - - - -
Service Management
West Midlands

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) VoIP
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (50.00%) MPLS
1 4 (50.00%) McAfee
1 4 (50.00%) TOWER Software
1 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (50.00%) F5
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 4 (50.00%) DMVPN
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Transition Management

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VoIP
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) MPLS
1 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (50.00%) DMVPN
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (50.00%) McAfee
1 4 (50.00%) TOWER Software
1 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (50.00%) F5