The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 14 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Service Management 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 3.17% 10.81% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 14.04% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.14 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.79 £13.61
% change year-on-year
-11.33% +16.06%
Service Management
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 73.02% 77.03% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 35
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.14 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.42% -20.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Livingston -5 2 - -
Service Management
Scotland

Service Management
Top 24 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Omniture
4 2 (20.00%) Ergonomics
4 2 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Lead
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Ergonomics
3 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Omniture
2 1 (10.00%) HP