The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Management Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management Consultant
Rank 597 570 534
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Service Management Consultant 16 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.036% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.039% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
Average daily rate
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£413 £520 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.67% +38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £660 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Service Management Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Management Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Service Management Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Service Management Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Management Consultant within the UK.

Service Management Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Service Management Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Service Management Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Service Management Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Management Consultant within the UK.

Service Management Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Service Management Consultant
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
England -25 15 £419 -19.47%
South East -15 7 £525 -
London +10 5 £638 +10.86%
Berkshire -1 4 - -
Reading -4 4 - -
Hampshire - 3 £525 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
South West - 2 £413 -
City of London -1 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £413 -
Edinburgh - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 £525 -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £413 -

Service Management Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Service Management Consultant in their job title 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 with Service Management Consultant in their job title.

1 38 (95.00%) Service Management
2 20 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (25.00%) ITSM
4 8 (20.00%) Finance
4 8 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
6 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (15.00%) HP
7 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (12.50%) Oracle
7 5 (12.50%) SAP
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (12.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.00%) SAP SM
9 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix
9 3 (7.50%) Windows
9 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.50%) Release Management
10 2 (5.00%) VLAN
10 2 (5.00%) Degree
10 2 (5.00%) COBIT
10 2 (5.00%) JIRA
10 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.00%) Time Management
10 2 (5.00%) Data Architecture

Service Management Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Service Management Consultant in their job title 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 with Service Management Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SAP SM
2 1 (2.50%) RMDS
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
1 2 (5.00%) VLAN
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Service Management
2 20 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (25.00%) ITSM
4 8 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
6 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (12.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) Release Management
9 2 (5.00%) Time Management
9 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.00%) Business Process Improvement
9 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.00%) Workflow
9 2 (5.00%) Process Management
9 2 (5.00%) BPR
9 2 (5.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) XQuery
2 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) PMP
2 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) BS15000
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Reuters
5 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.50%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) FrontRange
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) BMC