The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 84 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 220 253 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.35% 2.82% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 3.81% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 149 99
Average daily rate
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£400 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 £15.75 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.52% -24.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.37 £25.00 £59.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -1.66%
Service Delivery
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Berkshire -8 60 £375 +3.44% 19
Buckinghamshire -2 38 £400 +6.66% 10
Surrey -7 38 £468 +43.84% 10
Hampshire -26 37 £400 +19.40% 16
Oxfordshire -16 15 £450 +12.50% 1
Middlesex +11 11 £389 +3.60% 1
East Sussex -4 8 £330 -17.50% 7
West Sussex -12 8 £290 -27.50% 6
Kent - 5 £500 - 6
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Service Delivery 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 Delivery.

1 202 (39.00%) ITIL
2 115 (22.20%) Service Management
3 108 (20.85%) Project Management
4 106 (20.46%) Telecoms
5 79 (15.25%) SLA
6 78 (15.06%) Microsoft
6 78 (15.06%) Security Cleared
7 67 (12.93%) Degree
7 67 (12.93%) Finance
8 65 (12.55%) Windows
9 62 (11.97%) SC Cleared
10 56 (10.81%) PRINCE2
11 51 (9.85%) Cisco
12 49 (9.46%) Change Management
13 47 (9.07%) MS Excel
14 45 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (7.72%) ITIL Certification
17 39 (7.53%) Management Information System
18 38 (7.34%) HP
19 35 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (6.37%) Migration
21 32 (6.18%) Linux
21 32 (6.18%) SQL
22 31 (5.98%) MS Office
22 31 (5.98%) SAP
22 31 (5.98%) Active Directory
23 30 (5.79%) LAN
23 30 (5.79%) UNIX
23 30 (5.79%) VMware

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Service Delivery 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 Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.12%) Lync
5 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.16%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) IIS
7 3 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.58%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.39%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 47 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.98%) MS Office
3 17 (3.28%) MS Project
4 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.16%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.58%) SAP MII
3 2 (0.39%) assyst
4 1 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.09%) SaaS
2 15 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.93%) IaaS
4 8 (1.54%) PaaS
5 5 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.79%) LAN
2 22 (4.25%) WAN
2 22 (4.25%) SAN
3 20 (3.86%) Firewall
4 18 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.09%) Internet
6 13 (2.51%) 3G
6 13 (2.51%) VLAN
6 13 (2.51%) NAS
7 12 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (2.12%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (2.12%) DNS
9 10 (1.93%) DHCP
9 10 (1.93%) 4G
10 9 (1.74%) 2G
10 9 (1.74%) HTTP
10 9 (1.74%) VoIP
11 8 (1.54%) WLAN
11 8 (1.54%) Radio Access Network
11 8 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.35%) OLTP
2 7 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.58%) SAP HANA
4 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Subversion
2 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.58%) JIRA
4 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.19%) Introscope
General
1 106 (20.46%) Telecoms
2 67 (12.93%) Finance
3 15 (2.90%) Back Office
3 15 (2.90%) Marketing
4 13 (2.51%) Legal
5 10 (1.93%) Publishing
6 8 (1.54%) Retail
6 8 (1.54%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.16%) Banking
9 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.77%) Front Office
11 3 (0.58%) Local Government
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (21.24%) Service Manager
2 74 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 60 (11.58%) Services Delivery Manager
4 58 (11.20%) Analyst
5 42 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 37 (7.14%) Consultant
7 28 (5.41%) Developer
8 25 (4.83%) Architect
8 25 (4.83%) Transition Manager
9 22 (4.25%) Network Engineer
10 20 (3.86%) Service Transition Manager
11 18 (3.47%) Technical Manager
12 17 (3.28%) Business Analyst
13 16 (3.09%) Support Engineer
14 14 (2.70%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.70%) Administrator
14 14 (2.70%) Senior Manager
15 10 (1.93%) Coordinator
15 10 (1.93%) ITIL Manager
16 9 (1.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.25%) HTML
2 14 (2.70%) CSS
3 11 (2.12%) Django
3 11 (2.12%) Sass
4 8 (1.54%) XML
5 6 (1.16%) REST
6 5 (0.97%) SOAP
6 5 (0.97%) HTML5
7 4 (0.77%) XHTML
7 4 (0.77%) Middleware
8 3 (0.58%) JSP
8 3 (0.58%) .NET
8 3 (0.58%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.58%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (0.58%) BAPI
8 3 (0.58%) SAP XI
8 3 (0.58%) SAP ALE
9 2 (0.39%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.74%) Statistics
5 9 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
6 8 (1.54%) Clustering
7 7 (1.35%) RMADS
8 6 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.97%) Economics
9 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.58%) GIS
11 3 (0.58%) PMI
11 3 (0.58%) Replication
11 3 (0.58%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.55%) Windows
2 32 (6.18%) Linux
3 30 (5.79%) UNIX
4 16 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.54%) AIX
7 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) VMS
8 3 (0.58%) Solaris
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.39%) Android
9 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (39.00%) ITIL
2 115 (22.20%) Service Management
3 108 (20.85%) Project Management
4 56 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 49 (9.46%) Change Management
6 45 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (6.37%) Migration
9 30 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 27 (5.21%) Incident Management
11 26 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (4.05%) CRM
13 20 (3.86%) ITIL V3
14 19 (3.67%) Performance Management
14 19 (3.67%) Risk Management
14 19 (3.67%) Business Continuity
15 18 (3.47%) Validation
16 17 (3.28%) TDD
16 17 (3.28%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.18%) SQL
2 20 (3.86%) C
2 20 (3.86%) JavaScript
3 17 (3.28%) Java
4 13 (2.51%) Python
5 12 (2.32%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.58%) SAPscript
6 3 (0.58%) ABAP
7 2 (0.39%) VBA
7 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.39%) Scala
7 2 (0.39%) Perl
7 2 (0.39%) C#
8 1 (0.19%) COBOL
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.19%) VBScript
8 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.93%) Degree
3 62 (11.97%) SC Cleared
4 40 (7.72%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.67%) PMI Certification
7 18 (3.47%) PMP
8 17 (3.28%) CCNA
9 16 (3.09%) CCNP
9 16 (3.09%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.51%) HND
10 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.16%) MCSE
14 4 (0.77%) HNC
14 4 (0.77%) CCENT
15 3 (0.58%) APMP
15 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.58%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (15.25%) SLA
2 13 (2.51%) QA
3 9 (1.74%) JSP 440
3 9 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) COSO
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) BS15000
System Software
1 31 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.54%) vSphere
4 8 (1.54%) vCloud
5 6 (1.16%) Samba
6 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) GPFS
7 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
8 1 (0.19%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.54%) vMotion
2 7 (1.35%) SCOrch
2 7 (1.35%) SCSM
2 7 (1.35%) SCOM
3 6 (1.16%) Puppet
3 6 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.97%) SCCM
5 4 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.58%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.39%) OVSD
8 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 78 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.85%) Cisco
3 38 (7.34%) HP
4 31 (5.98%) SAP
5 30 (5.79%) VMware
6 19 (3.67%) Ericsson
7 15 (2.90%) Citrix
8 14 (2.70%) Oracle
9 11 (2.12%) BMC
9 11 (2.12%) NetApp
10 10 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.93%) F5
11 9 (1.74%) Juniper
11 9 (1.74%) Intel
12 8 (1.54%) Avaya
12 8 (1.54%) CA
12 8 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.35%) NetScout
13 7 (1.35%) McAfee
14 6 (1.16%) CheckPoint
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day + Contract
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hospira UK Ltd
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus pension and 22 days holiday per
Posted: 24 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + dependant on engineering experiance
Posted: 25 days ago