The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 123 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -9
Contract jobs citing ITSM 16 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 1.20% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.68% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +26.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £309 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-22.48% +20.93%
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2272 1784 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.29% 71.65% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1145 1116
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 100
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Gloucestershire -12 6 £423 +33.49% 1
Wiltshire -18 4 £438 +10.06% 5
Somerset - 4 £358 - 2
Bristol - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
ITSM
England

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing ITSM 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 ITSM.

1 20 (66.67%) Service Management
2 18 (60.00%) ITIL
3 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Windows
6 6 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (13.33%) SQL
8 4 (13.33%) IBM
8 4 (13.33%) SLA
8 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
8 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.33%) Product Management
8 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
8 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
8 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 4 (13.33%) ServiceNow
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (13.33%) COBIT
8 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing ITSM 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 ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (6.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 8 (26.67%) Service Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Major Incident Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Transition Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Customer Services Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Service Level Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Service Design Architect
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Ajax
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) zOS
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Service Management
2 18 (60.00%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
4 6 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) Product Management
6 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL V2
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) Delphi
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
1 4 (13.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) BS15000
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) IBM
2 4 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Remedy
3 3 (10.00%) Sun
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) CommVault
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.33%) BT
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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