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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 14 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Service Management 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.56% 0.99% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.78% 2.08% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.68 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -14.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90 48 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 71.43% 47.52% 67.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 50
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £312 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.32 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Service Management
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
1 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) TOWER Software
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Transition Management
3 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (16.67%) DMVPN
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Transition Management
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GxP
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) TOWER Software
2 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy