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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 63 66 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 279 230 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.85% 2.60% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 3.56% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 105 99
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.57 £13.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.07% -27.77%
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
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 +20 114 £375 -6.25% 25
Hampshire -11 41 £350 -9.67% 17
Buckinghamshire +2 36 £365 -7.24% 12
Oxfordshire +14 33 £421 +23.89% 1
Surrey -8 27 £338 -15.62% 12
East Sussex +3 8 £450 +100.00% 2
Middlesex 0 5 £313 -35.06%
West Sussex -22 4 £243 -18.82% 3
M4 Corridor 0 2 £400 +10.34%
Home Counties +4 1 - -
Kent -17 1 £430 +14.66% 3
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 226 (43.63%) ITIL
2 135 (26.06%) Service Management
3 118 (22.78%) Security Cleared
4 106 (20.46%) Project Management
5 103 (19.88%) Telecoms
6 98 (18.92%) Windows
7 96 (18.53%) Finance
8 95 (18.34%) Microsoft
9 83 (16.02%) SC Cleared
10 69 (13.32%) PRINCE2
11 64 (12.36%) SLA
12 62 (11.97%) MS Excel
13 52 (10.04%) Degree
14 49 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
15 47 (9.07%) VMware
16 45 (8.69%) Change Management
16 45 (8.69%) Linux
16 45 (8.69%) Active Directory
17 44 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (8.11%) Cisco
18 42 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 41 (7.92%) HP
20 40 (7.72%) UNIX
20 40 (7.72%) MS Office
20 40 (7.72%) DV Cleared
21 37 (7.14%) Firewall
22 34 (6.56%) SQL
22 34 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
23 32 (6.18%) SharePoint
23 32 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 32 (6.18%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.28%) Lync
4 15 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.35%) Apache
7 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.77%) IIS
8 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 62 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.72%) MS Office
3 30 (5.79%) MS Project
4 26 (5.02%) MS Visio
5 17 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.54%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP SD
2 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) Endur
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.16%) SaaS
2 5 (0.97%) Office 365
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.39%) PaaS
4 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.14%) Firewall
2 29 (5.60%) SAN
3 20 (3.86%) Internet
3 20 (3.86%) 3G
3 20 (3.86%) WAN
4 18 (3.47%) LAN
5 17 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (3.09%) 4G
7 14 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (2.70%) MPLS
8 11 (2.12%) BGP
9 9 (1.74%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.74%) VoIP
10 8 (1.54%) 2G
11 7 (1.35%) Wireless
11 7 (1.35%) LTE
11 7 (1.35%) GSM
11 7 (1.35%) DNS
11 7 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.16%) OLTP
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.39%) MS Access
6 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.39%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.39%) IDOL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (1.93%) MSI
2 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.39%) Toad
3 2 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.19%) Introscope
General
1 103 (19.88%) Telecoms
2 96 (18.53%) Finance
3 16 (3.09%) Legal
4 12 (2.32%) Back Office
4 12 (2.32%) Publishing
4 12 (2.32%) Retail
5 9 (1.74%) Banking
6 7 (1.35%) Military
6 7 (1.35%) Marketing
7 5 (0.97%) Billing
7 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.77%) Front Office
8 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.58%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) French Language
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 112 (21.62%) Service Manager
2 84 (16.22%) Delivery Manager
3 73 (14.09%) Services Delivery Manager
4 54 (10.42%) Analyst
5 49 (9.46%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.63%) Consultant
7 21 (4.05%) Network Engineer
8 20 (3.86%) Transition Manager
9 19 (3.67%) Technical Manager
9 19 (3.67%) Service Analyst
10 18 (3.47%) Service Transition Manager
11 17 (3.28%) Architect
12 15 (2.90%) Developer
13 13 (2.51%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.32%) Coordinator
14 12 (2.32%) Support Analyst
14 12 (2.32%) Administrator
15 11 (2.12%) Team Leader
16 9 (1.74%) Project Engineer
16 9 (1.74%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.93%) HTML
2 7 (1.35%) XML
3 6 (1.16%) CSS
3 6 (1.16%) Middleware
3 6 (1.16%) Django
3 6 (1.16%) Sass
4 5 (0.97%) .NET
5 4 (0.77%) JSP
5 4 (0.77%) XHTML
6 3 (0.58%) STL
6 3 (0.58%) Web Services
6 3 (0.58%) COM
7 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
8 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.19%) REST
8 1 (0.19%) LAMP
8 1 (0.19%) CGI
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.70%) Clustering
4 10 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.54%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.35%) PKI
6 7 (1.35%) Statistics
7 6 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.16%) Open Source
8 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.77%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.77%) NHS
9 4 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.77%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.58%) Replication
11 2 (0.39%) HACMP
11 2 (0.39%) RMADS
11 2 (0.39%) FMCG
11 2 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 98 (18.92%) Windows
2 45 (8.69%) Linux
3 44 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (7.72%) UNIX
5 23 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 19 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.09%) AIX
8 13 (2.51%) Windows Vista
9 12 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.93%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.74%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.77%) Solaris
13 3 (0.58%) Android
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (43.63%) ITIL
2 135 (26.06%) Service Management
3 106 (20.46%) Project Management
4 69 (13.32%) PRINCE2
5 45 (8.69%) Change Management
6 42 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 28 (5.41%) Migration
9 26 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (5.02%) ITIL V3
10 23 (4.44%) Risk Management
11 21 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (4.05%) Problem Management
11 21 (4.05%) Performance Management
11 21 (4.05%) Line Management
12 19 (3.67%) Time Management
12 19 (3.67%) Incident Management
13 18 (3.47%) ITSM
13 18 (3.47%) Validation
14 17 (3.28%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.56%) SQL
2 19 (3.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.54%) C
3 8 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.35%) Java
5 6 (1.16%) Python
6 5 (0.97%) VBScript
7 4 (0.77%) Perl
7 4 (0.77%) C#
7 4 (0.77%) C++
8 3 (0.58%) VB
9 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.39%) Korn
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 118 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 83 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 52 (10.04%) Degree
4 40 (7.72%) DV Cleared
5 34 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (3.67%) HND
9 17 (3.28%) MCSE
10 16 (3.09%) VCP4
11 13 (2.51%) PMI Certification
11 13 (2.51%) MCP
11 13 (2.51%) CCNP
11 13 (2.51%) CCNA
12 12 (2.32%) PMP
13 11 (2.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.54%) HNC
16 5 (0.97%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.36%) SLA
2 13 (2.51%) QA
3 9 (1.74%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) BS15000
System Software
1 45 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.86%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.51%) Samba
5 10 (1.93%) vSphere
6 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.58%) Firmware
7 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.39%) XenApp
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
8 2 (0.39%) GPFS
9 1 (0.19%) NDS
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.90%) OVSD
1 15 (2.90%) SCCM
2 14 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (1.74%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.16%) SCOM
5 6 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.58%) SAP Afaria
6 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.19%) SCSM
8 1 (0.19%) Nagios
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.19%) MOM
Vendors
1 95 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.07%) VMware
3 42 (8.11%) Cisco
4 41 (7.92%) HP
5 24 (4.63%) Ericsson
6 23 (4.44%) McAfee
7 21 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.86%) Oracle
9 18 (3.47%) SAP
10 17 (3.28%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.90%) F5
11 15 (2.90%) Lumension
12 14 (2.70%) Citrix
13 9 (1.74%) Juniper
14 8 (1.54%) Huawei
15 7 (1.35%) Remedy
15 7 (1.35%) Dell
16 6 (1.16%) Intel
16 6 (1.16%) LANDesk
16 6 (1.16%) Google
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