The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Service Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 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 Management
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 16 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.21% 0.61% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.76% 0.71% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £140 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +132.14% -62.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £140 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +19.64% +4.86%  

Service Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 278 282 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.55% 86.50% 84.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 204 243
Median daily rate £435 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £31.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Service Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Service Management in Bedfordshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Bedfordshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Bedfordshire

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Bedfordshire

Service Management
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 Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +14 6 £275 +96.42% 2
Dunstable - 4 - -
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Service Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 19 (55.88%) Service Delivery
2 14 (41.18%) ITIL
3 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Service Design
4 10 (29.41%) Linux
4 10 (29.41%) WAN
4 10 (29.41%) DNS
4 10 (29.41%) Load Balancing
4 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (29.41%) High Availability
4 10 (29.41%) IaaS
4 10 (29.41%) Relational Database
5 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (20.59%) Windows
6 7 (20.59%) Capacity Management
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL V3
7 6 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (17.65%) LAN
7 6 (17.65%) ITSM
8 5 (14.71%) SLA
9 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
9 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
9 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (8.82%) Planning and Forecasting
10 2 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
10 2 (5.88%) Line Management

Service Management
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 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (29.41%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) DNS
1 10 (29.41%) WAN
2 6 (17.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Architect
2 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (23.53%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) AWS Architect
5 5 (14.71%) Service Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Head of Infrastructure
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL Service Architect
7 3 (8.82%) Management Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Service Management Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (2.94%) IT Manager
9 1 (2.94%) IT Services Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Service Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.94%) Blog
1 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Service Delivery
2 14 (41.18%) ITIL
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
3 11 (32.35%) Service Design
4 10 (29.41%) High Availability
4 10 (29.41%) Load Balancing
5 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (20.59%) Capacity Management
6 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL V3
7 6 (17.65%) ITSM
8 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
8 3 (8.82%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
9 2 (5.88%) Line Management
9 2 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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