The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 67 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 60 68 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.44% 2.94% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 4.03% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £406 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
Service Delivery
England

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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1686 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.76% 72.86% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 884 584
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 111 75
Average hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +8 34 £338 +22.72% 12
Warwickshire 0 5 £403 +168.33% 4
Dudley -3 5 £125 -
Coventry -1 4 £163 -16.66% 5
Solihull -2 3 £413 +10.00%
Shropshire -6 3 £313 -25.59%
Herefordshire -2 2 £228 - 1
Staffordshire -5 1 £325 +18.18% 3
West Bromwich -9 1 - - 3
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 56 (49.56%) ITIL
2 30 (26.55%) Service Management
3 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.27%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (12.39%) Project Management
6 14 (12.39%) Finance
6 14 (12.39%) SLA
7 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
7 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (9.73%) Network Design
8 11 (9.73%) MS Office
8 11 (9.73%) Automotive
9 10 (8.85%) SQL
9 10 (8.85%) Degree
10 9 (7.96%) Incident Management
10 9 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
10 9 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (7.96%) ITSM
10 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.96%) Relational Database
11 8 (7.08%) Public Cloud
11 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
11 8 (7.08%) LAN
11 8 (7.08%) WAN
11 8 (7.08%) Windows
12 7 (6.19%) Linux
12 7 (6.19%) Migration

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Self-Service HR
1 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Office
2 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) LAN
1 8 (7.08%) WAN
2 5 (4.42%) Firewall
3 4 (3.54%) BGP
3 4 (3.54%) MPLS
3 4 (3.54%) OSPF
4 3 (2.65%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.65%) WCDMA
4 3 (2.65%) GPRS
4 3 (2.65%) GSM
4 3 (2.65%) 3G
4 3 (2.65%) 2G
4 3 (2.65%) HSPA
4 3 (2.65%) LTE
4 3 (2.65%) 4G
5 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.77%) NAS
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.77%) QualityStage
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.77%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) OLAP
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Automotive
3 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Local Government
5 2 (1.77%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.88%) French Language
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (21.24%) Service Manager
2 20 (17.70%) Services Delivery Manager
2 20 (17.70%) Delivery Manager
3 19 (16.81%) Analyst
4 15 (13.27%) Architect
5 11 (9.73%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (6.19%) Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) Service Desk Supervisor
9 5 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Services Delivery Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) IT Support
11 3 (2.65%) Developer
11 3 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (2.65%) Performance Engineer
11 3 (2.65%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.77%) XML
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) XSLT
3 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.42%) Statistics
4 4 (3.54%) NHS
5 2 (1.77%) CMDB
5 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.88%) Informatics
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Windows
2 7 (6.19%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.42%) AIX
3 5 (4.42%) Solaris
4 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.54%) UNIX
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) ITIL
2 30 (26.55%) Service Management
3 14 (12.39%) Project Management
4 11 (9.73%) Network Design
5 9 (7.96%) Incident Management
5 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2
5 9 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (7.96%) ITSM
5 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.19%) Migration
6 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.31%) Business Continuity
7 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.31%) Change Management
7 6 (5.31%) Change Control
8 5 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.42%) Coaching
8 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.42%) BCP
8 5 (4.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) C#
3 2 (1.77%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) VB
4 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) COBOL
4 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.27%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.85%) Degree
5 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.31%) CCNP
6 2 (1.77%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) CCIE
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) SLA
2 4 (3.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.77%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) vSphere
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle
2 6 (5.31%) IBM
2 6 (5.31%) Dell
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco
3 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.42%) HP
4 4 (3.54%) VMware
4 4 (3.54%) Riverbed
4 4 (3.54%) Juniper
4 4 (3.54%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.54%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.54%) F5
5 3 (2.65%) Nortel
5 3 (2.65%) Mapinfo
5 3 (2.65%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (2.65%) Huawei
6 2 (1.77%) Netezza
6 2 (1.77%) Symantec
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