The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 37 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Service Management 13 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.71% 5.09% 7.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 6.71% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 2
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£375 £271 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.41% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £209 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -12.69%
Service Management
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 164 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.57% 75.93% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 122 76
Average daily rate £360 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Taunton -11 12 £375 +20.00%
Yeovil - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
Frome - - - -
Service Management
South West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 34 (77.27%) ITIL
2 28 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 26 (59.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 25 (56.82%) SC Cleared
5 24 (54.55%) Windows
6 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
7 20 (45.45%) SLA
8 19 (43.18%) ITSM
8 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
9 18 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (38.64%) MCP
10 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (36.36%) VMware
11 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (34.09%) Back Office
12 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
13 14 (31.82%) Management Information System
14 13 (29.55%) Front Office
14 13 (29.55%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (29.55%) assyst
14 13 (29.55%) Statistics
15 12 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
15 12 (27.27%) ISEB
16 11 (25.00%) Workflow
17 8 (18.18%) Test Management
17 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
17 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
17 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (15.91%) Change Management
19 6 (13.64%) Citrix

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (29.55%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) SAN
2 3 (6.82%) Nortel Meridian
2 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.82%) MSI
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (34.09%) Back Office
2 13 (29.55%) Front Office
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Support Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Service Manager
3 9 (20.45%) Network Support
4 8 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Lead Network Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Support Technician
6 6 (13.64%) Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
8 4 (9.09%) Transition Manager
9 3 (6.82%) Business Manager
9 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
9 3 (6.82%) Change Manager
9 3 (6.82%) Business Change Manager
10 2 (4.55%) Tester
10 2 (4.55%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 13 (29.55%) Statistics
3 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) CMDB
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) ITIL
2 19 (43.18%) ITSM
3 18 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
5 13 (29.55%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (25.00%) Workflow
8 8 (18.18%) Test Management
8 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Change Management
10 6 (13.64%) Project Management
10 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
11 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
12 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
12 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
12 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
13 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C
1 1 (2.27%) C#
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 26 (59.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 25 (56.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (38.64%) MCP
4 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (27.27%) ISEB
6 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (6.82%) MCITP
8 3 (6.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (45.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (36.36%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Altiris
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) SAP
5 3 (6.82%) Nortel
6 1 (2.27%) Sophos