Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Service Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Design over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Design
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing Service Design 14 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.57% 4.15% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 4.70% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 12
Bedfordshire median daily rate £410 £428 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +4.59% +16.79%
10th Percentile £366 £340 £313
90th Percentile £423 £575 £669
East of England median daily rate £500 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £23.50

Service Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 484 596 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.97% 88.30% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 422 372
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -67.44% +77.19%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.87 £28.30
90th Percentile £20.23 £34.07 £51.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% -

Service Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Service Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Service Design in Bedfordshire

Service Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Service Design in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Design in Bedfordshire

Service Design
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Design within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -6 8 £408 -23.79% 2
Dunstable -7 1 - -
Service Design
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Service Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Service Design.

1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 6 (42.86%) Retail
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (21.43%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) EPoS
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 2 (14.29%) Games
7 2 (14.29%) Release Management
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (7.14%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
8 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (7.14%) Compliance Management
8 1 (7.14%) Privileged Access Management
8 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery Management
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (7.14%) Runbook
8 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 1 (7.14%) Change Management

Service Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Service Design Manager
1 7 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 7 (50.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 7 (50.00%) Transition Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Service Transition Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) EPoS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Compliance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory