The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 68 58 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 77 51 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.39% 2.30% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.26% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 25
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £294 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £497 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £11.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £11.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.69 £18.74
% change year-on-year
-15.20% -5.59%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Gloucestershire +4 26 £443 +52.63% 5
Bristol -27 15 £425 +13.33% 8
Wiltshire -13 9 £313 -26.47% 8
Devon -8 7 £438 +9.71% 3
Somerset -13 7 £325 +0.77% 2
Dorset -1 4 £425 - 2
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 67 (42.41%) Security Cleared
2 60 (37.97%) ITIL
2 60 (37.97%) Microsoft
3 46 (29.11%) SC Cleared
4 41 (25.95%) Windows
5 38 (24.05%) Project Management
6 37 (23.42%) Service Management
7 30 (18.99%) SLA
8 27 (17.09%) Finance
8 27 (17.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (16.46%) PRINCE2
10 25 (15.82%) Asset Management
11 24 (15.19%) VMware
11 24 (15.19%) CMDB
12 22 (13.92%) Operations Management
12 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 22 (13.92%) Management Information System
12 22 (13.92%) Portfolio Management
12 22 (13.92%) Capacity Management
13 21 (13.29%) SolarWinds
14 19 (12.03%) DV Cleared
15 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
15 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (10.76%) Configuration Management
17 16 (10.13%) Web Services
18 15 (9.49%) Citrix
18 15 (9.49%) SharePoint
18 15 (9.49%) Back Office
18 15 (9.49%) Change Management
18 15 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 15 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.90%) Lync
3 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.06%) MS Office
4 5 (3.16%) MS Project
5 3 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Summit
1 1 (0.63%) assyst
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) SAN
2 4 (2.53%) Internet
2 4 (2.53%) Firewall
2 4 (2.53%) Wireless
2 4 (2.53%) WAN
3 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.63%) LTE
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) ATM
4 1 (0.63%) GPRS
4 1 (0.63%) GSM
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (8.23%) ClearCase
2 8 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (17.09%) Finance
2 15 (9.49%) Back Office
3 14 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 13 (8.23%) Front Office
5 5 (3.16%) Legal
6 3 (1.90%) Military
7 2 (1.27%) Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (18.99%) Analyst
2 28 (17.72%) Project Manager
3 22 (13.92%) Service Manager
4 12 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.59%) Architect
5 11 (6.96%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (6.33%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Services Delivery Manager
8 8 (5.06%) Senior Manager
8 8 (5.06%) Network Support
8 8 (5.06%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) Consultant
9 7 (4.43%) Lead Network Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.80%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Developer
11 4 (2.53%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.53%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) Web Services
2 5 (3.16%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.19%) CMDB
2 22 (13.92%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.96%) Statistics
4 10 (6.33%) GIS
5 5 (3.16%) Open Source
6 4 (2.53%) PDA
7 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.90%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.90%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.63%) iPhone
9 1 (0.63%) iPad
9 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.63%) PMI
9 1 (0.63%) EPoS
9 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.95%) Windows
2 13 (8.23%) Windows 7
3 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.90%) Android
5 3 (1.90%) UNIX
5 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) ITIL
2 38 (24.05%) Project Management
3 37 (23.42%) Service Management
4 27 (17.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (16.46%) PRINCE2
6 25 (15.82%) Asset Management
7 22 (13.92%) Operations Management
7 22 (13.92%) Portfolio Management
7 22 (13.92%) Capacity Management
8 17 (10.76%) Configuration Management
9 15 (9.49%) Change Management
10 14 (8.86%) ITSM
11 13 (8.23%) Unit Testing
12 12 (7.59%) Problem Management
12 12 (7.59%) Risk Analysis
12 12 (7.59%) Time Management
13 11 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (6.96%) Workflow
14 10 (6.33%) Test Strategy
15 9 (5.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.59%) SQL
2 9 (5.70%) VBScript
2 9 (5.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.80%) C
4 4 (2.53%) C#
5 2 (1.27%) Java
6 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.63%) R
6 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (42.41%) Security Cleared
2 46 (29.11%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.03%) DV Cleared
4 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (7.59%) MCP
7 8 (5.06%) ISEB
7 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (3.80%) Degree
9 5 (3.16%) PMP
9 5 (3.16%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.90%) MCTS
10 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.27%) CCNA
11 2 (1.27%) MCSA
11 2 (1.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.99%) SLA
2 5 (3.16%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.16%) QA
3 4 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 14 (8.86%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.33%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.80%) XenApp
5 6 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.63%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (3.80%) SCCM
3 5 (3.16%) SCOM
3 5 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.63%) MOM
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.19%) VMware
3 21 (13.29%) SolarWinds
4 15 (9.49%) Citrix
5 13 (8.23%) SAP
6 11 (6.96%) HP
7 10 (6.33%) McAfee
7 10 (6.33%) Sophos
8 9 (5.70%) Altiris
8 9 (5.70%) Oracle
9 8 (5.06%) Symantec
10 5 (3.16%) Cisco
11 3 (1.90%) Avaya
12 2 (1.27%) Dell
12 2 (1.27%) Remedy
12 2 (1.27%) Mitel
13 1 (0.63%) Casewise
13 1 (0.63%) SonicWALL
13 1 (0.63%) IBM
13 1 (0.63%) CA
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