The first table below looks at the demand for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Southampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 30 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Service Management 12 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.14% 0.37% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 0.56% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Average daily rate £538 £370 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.27% +62.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £370 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £370 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.02 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.09% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 180 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.68% 67.16% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 122 92
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Service Management
Hampshire

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (41.18%) ITIL
1 7 (41.18%) Release Management
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Wealth Management
4 4 (23.53%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
4 4 (23.53%) Dependency Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) ISEB
6 2 (11.76%) Contact Management
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) SLA
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
7 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
7 1 (5.88%) ITSM
7 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.88%) Windows

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Release Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Environment Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Transition Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
1 7 (41.18%) Release Management
2 4 (23.53%) Wealth Management
2 4 (23.53%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
2 4 (23.53%) Dependency Management
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Contact Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle