The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 47 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Service Management 14 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.70% 2.05% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 2.61% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
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£288 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -8.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £19.50 £16.33
% change year-on-year
-31.53% +19.44%
Service Management
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
431 498 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 78.55% 70.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 317 146
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.30 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Cardiff +15 11 £290 -7.20%
Newport - 1 £265 -
Gwent - 1 - -
Service Management
Wales

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (80.00%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) Service Delivery
3 10 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
5 7 (23.33%) MS Office
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (10.00%) AS400
9 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.00%) IBM
9 3 (10.00%) Web Services
9 3 (10.00%) CRM
9 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (6.67%) SLA
10 2 (6.67%) .NET
10 2 (6.67%) C
10 2 (6.67%) HTML
10 2 (6.67%) UML

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) PABX
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Firebird
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Welsh Language
2 1 (3.33%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Support Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Transition Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Problem Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) XHTML
2 2 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) AS400
3 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 2 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) Service Delivery
3 10 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
5 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) UML
8 2 (6.67%) RAD
8 2 (6.67%) RUP
8 2 (6.67%) DSDM
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Web Development
8 2 (6.67%) Unified Process
8 2 (6.67%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
1 2 (6.67%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
1 1 (3.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) HP