The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 66 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 79 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.59% 2.58% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 3.64% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 24
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£422 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £316 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £504 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.30 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £12.63 £22.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-22.87% +0.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Service Delivery
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +5 24 £425 - 3
Bristol -23 15 £475 +26.66% 4
Somerset -14 14 £375 +15.38% 9
Devon -7 8 £438 +5.42% 3
Wiltshire -17 6 £313 -26.47% 13
Dorset +6 3 £425 +13.25% 3
Cornwall - - - -
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 69 (42.07%) ITIL
2 64 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 63 (38.41%) Security Cleared
4 44 (26.83%) SC Cleared
5 43 (26.22%) Windows
6 38 (23.17%) Project Management
7 37 (22.56%) Service Management
8 34 (20.73%) VMware
9 32 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (17.68%) SLA
11 27 (16.46%) PRINCE2
11 27 (16.46%) Management Information System
11 27 (16.46%) Finance
12 24 (14.63%) CMDB
12 24 (14.63%) Asset Management
12 24 (14.63%) Capacity Management
13 23 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (13.41%) Portfolio Management
14 22 (13.41%) Operations Management
15 21 (12.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 21 (12.80%) SolarWinds
16 20 (12.20%) Windows 7
16 20 (12.20%) DV Cleared
16 20 (12.20%) Change Management
16 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (11.59%) Active Directory
18 17 (10.37%) MS Excel
18 17 (10.37%) Capacity Planning
19 16 (9.76%) Web Services
19 16 (9.76%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.83%) Lync
4 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.22%) CMS
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.71%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.49%) MS Project
4 5 (3.05%) MS Office
5 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.61%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Summit
1 1 (0.61%) assyst
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) SAN
2 7 (4.27%) Firewall
3 5 (3.05%) WAN
4 4 (2.44%) Wireless
5 3 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.83%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.22%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.22%) NAS
6 2 (1.22%) DNS
6 2 (1.22%) Internet
6 2 (1.22%) SSH
6 2 (1.22%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (1.22%) FTP
6 2 (1.22%) LAN
6 2 (1.22%) PBX
7 1 (0.61%) UMTS
7 1 (0.61%) WLAN
7 1 (0.61%) ATM
7 1 (0.61%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (0.61%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.32%) ClearCase
2 8 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Front Office
2 16 (9.76%) Back Office
3 15 (9.15%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.05%) Legal
5 3 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Retail
6 2 (1.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 35 (21.34%) Analyst
2 27 (16.46%) Project Manager
3 24 (14.63%) Service Manager
4 16 (9.76%) Delivery Manager
5 14 (8.54%) Services Delivery Manager
6 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.32%) Architect
7 11 (6.71%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Consultant
9 8 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Network Support
10 7 (4.27%) Senior Manager
10 7 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Lead Network Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.05%) Team Leader
13 4 (2.44%) Support Analyst
13 4 (2.44%) Technical Manager
13 4 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.76%) Web Services
2 3 (1.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) XML
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Management Information System
2 24 (14.63%) CMDB
3 16 (9.76%) Statistics
4 10 (6.10%) GIS
5 6 (3.66%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.66%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.83%) PDA
7 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.22%) Handset
7 2 (1.22%) Open Source
8 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.22%) Windows
2 20 (12.20%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.66%) UNIX
6 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.83%) Android
6 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.22%) Solaris
7 2 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.07%) ITIL
2 38 (23.17%) Project Management
3 37 (22.56%) Service Management
4 32 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (16.46%) PRINCE2
6 24 (14.63%) Asset Management
6 24 (14.63%) Capacity Management
7 22 (13.41%) Operations Management
7 22 (13.41%) Portfolio Management
8 20 (12.20%) Change Management
9 17 (10.37%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
10 16 (9.76%) Configuration Management
11 15 (9.15%) ITSM
12 12 (7.32%) Unit Testing
13 11 (6.71%) Workflow
14 10 (6.10%) Problem Management
14 10 (6.10%) Test Strategy
15 9 (5.49%) Test Management
15 9 (5.49%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.10%) SQL
3 9 (5.49%) VBScript
4 8 (4.88%) C
5 4 (2.44%) Perl
6 2 (1.22%) C#
6 2 (1.22%) Java
7 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (38.41%) Security Cleared
2 44 (26.83%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.20%) DV Cleared
3 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.15%) MCP
4 15 (9.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (4.88%) ISEB
7 6 (3.66%) Degree
8 4 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.83%) CCNA
9 3 (1.83%) MCSE
9 3 (1.83%) MCSA
9 3 (1.83%) PMP
9 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.83%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.68%) SLA
2 5 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.83%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.22%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (12.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 19 (11.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.10%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.66%) XenApp
5 6 (3.66%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.44%) NFS
7 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.44%) SCCM
2 4 (2.44%) SCOM
2 4 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.61%) MOM
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.73%) VMware
3 21 (12.80%) SolarWinds
4 14 (8.54%) Citrix
5 13 (7.93%) SAP
6 9 (5.49%) Cisco
6 9 (5.49%) Oracle
6 9 (5.49%) McAfee
6 9 (5.49%) Sophos
7 8 (4.88%) Altiris
8 7 (4.27%) Symantec
9 5 (3.05%) Avaya
9 5 (3.05%) HP
10 3 (1.83%) Nortel
10 3 (1.83%) NetApp
10 3 (1.83%) Mitel
11 2 (1.22%) StorageTek
11 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.22%) Sun
12 1 (0.61%) IBM
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