The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 20 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Service Management 56 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.53% 3.41% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.89% 3.87% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 3
Average daily rate £370 £313 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% -25.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -31.53%
Service Management
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
376 181 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 90.82% 88.29% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 91 57
Average daily rate £460 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £313 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £568 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.06 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Service Management Hourly 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Telford +5 47 £370 +18.40%
Service Management
West Midlands

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 33 (48.53%) ELK Stack
2 28 (41.18%) DevOps
3 27 (39.71%) MuleSoft
3 27 (39.71%) Software Engineering
4 25 (36.76%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (36.76%) Git (software)
4 25 (36.76%) Puppet
5 24 (35.29%) Linux
6 22 (32.35%) Sensu
6 22 (32.35%) Uchiwa
7 21 (30.88%) Identity Access Management
7 21 (30.88%) Graphite
7 21 (30.88%) ForgeRock
8 20 (29.41%) Vagrant
8 20 (29.41%) OpenStack
8 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (29.41%) Atlassian
8 20 (29.41%) Ruby
8 20 (29.41%) Packer
9 19 (27.94%) Google
9 19 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (27.94%) Shell Script
10 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 15 (22.06%) Windows
12 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (19.12%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (19.12%) BMC
14 12 (17.65%) BMC PATROL
14 12 (17.65%) Unix
14 12 (17.65%) SQL

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (29.41%) OpenStack
2 12 (17.65%) WebLogic
3 11 (16.18%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.35%) Mule
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
1 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (36.76%) Cloud Computing
2 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Network Security
2 5 (7.35%) WAN
3 4 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.88%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 25 (36.76%) Git (software)
2 20 (29.41%) Vagrant
3 5 (7.35%) JUnit
General
1 4 (5.88%) Billing
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
1 4 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Developer
2 26 (38.24%) Applications Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Monitoring Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Architect
4 10 (14.71%) Cloud Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Senior Applications Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Service Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Access Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Digital Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Integration Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Software Architect
8 1 (1.47%) Incident Manager
8 1 (1.47%) Service Transition Manager
8 1 (1.47%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) ELK Stack
2 22 (32.35%) Sensu
3 13 (19.12%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (10.29%) JSON
5 5 (7.35%) CSS
5 5 (7.35%) HTML
5 5 (7.35%) HTML5
5 5 (7.35%) J2EE
5 5 (7.35%) J2SE
5 5 (7.35%) Play Framework
5 5 (7.35%) Spring
5 5 (7.35%) XML
6 4 (5.88%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.47%) IVR
2 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Linux
2 15 (22.06%) Windows
3 12 (17.65%) Unix
4 4 (5.88%) Solaris
5 3 (4.41%) AIX
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.41%) SUSE
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) DevOps
2 27 (39.71%) Software Engineering
3 21 (30.88%) Identity Access Management
4 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 8 (11.76%) Open Source
6 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) ITIL
8 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.88%) Logistics
9 4 (5.88%) Validation
10 3 (4.41%) Migration
10 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
11 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Ruby
2 19 (27.94%) Shell Script
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 7 (10.29%) Java
4 7 (10.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) CCNP
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 25 (36.76%) Puppet
2 22 (32.35%) Uchiwa
3 21 (30.88%) Graphite
4 20 (29.41%) Packer
5 12 (17.65%) BMC PATROL
5 12 (17.65%) OPNET
5 12 (17.65%) SCOM
6 11 (16.18%) Kibana
6 11 (16.18%) logstash
7 9 (13.24%) Grafana
8 8 (11.76%) Terraform
9 3 (4.41%) Opsview
10 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) MuleSoft
2 21 (30.88%) ForgeRock
3 20 (29.41%) Atlassian
4 19 (27.94%) Google
5 13 (19.12%) BMC
6 12 (17.65%) webMethods
7 11 (16.18%) Digital Fuel
7 11 (16.18%) Oracle
8 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.35%) Fujitsu
10 4 (5.88%) HP
10 4 (5.88%) WSO2
11 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.47%) Cisco
13 1 (1.47%) F5
13 1 (1.47%) IBM
13 1 (1.47%) Intel Security
13 1 (1.47%) Remedy
13 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software