The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 12 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Service Management 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 5.56% 1.92% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 2.44% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £289 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -16.56%
Service Management
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
58 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 80.56% 78.85% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 19
Average daily rate £450 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £228 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £725 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.85 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in West Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Swansea -1 4 - -
Service Management
Wales

Service Management
Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Change Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Release Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Change and Release Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center