The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 20 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Service Management 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.89% - 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% - 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
67 118 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 63.21% 82.52% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 39
Average daily rate £375 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £653 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +68.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Service Management
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) CMDB
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) SMS
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) BCP
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) BCP
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) HP