The first table below looks at the demand for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 16 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 Taunton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 17 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 20 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 9.43% 11.84% 6.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.63% 21.95% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 1
Average daily rate £325 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -5.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.49 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-26.52% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
172 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.13% 53.95% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 13 19
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.31 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Service Delivery
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Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (85.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (75.00%) ITIL
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 12 (60.00%) Service Management
4 12 (60.00%) VMware
4 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (55.00%) Statistics
5 11 (55.00%) ITSM
5 11 (55.00%) MCP
5 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 10 (50.00%) Front Office
6 10 (50.00%) Back Office
6 10 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
6 10 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) Workflow
7 9 (45.00%) SLA
8 8 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (30.00%) Asset Management
9 6 (30.00%) Operations Management
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (30.00%) CMDB
9 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (25.00%) SAP

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (50.00%) Front Office
1 10 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Network Support
2 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Statistics
2 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (30.00%) CMDB
4 4 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (75.00%) ITIL
3 12 (60.00%) Service Management
4 11 (55.00%) ITSM
5 10 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (45.00%) Workflow
7 8 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (30.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (30.00%) Operations Management
8 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
9 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (20.00%) Project Management
9 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (15.00%) UML
10 3 (15.00%) Test Management
10 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 2 (10.00%) Scrum
11 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) MCP
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (25.00%) SAP
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