Period
to 16 July 2019

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 6 months to 16 July 2019 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 23 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +23
Contract jobs citing Service Management 19 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.11% 7.36% 4.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 8.18% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 19
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £430 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +43.33% +71.43%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £158
90th Percentile £439 £549 £400
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.21% -
East of England median hourly rate £38.50 £16.33 £13.11
% change year-on-year +135.73% +24.60% +0.83%

Service Management 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 323 550 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 86.83% 90.02% 90.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 359 423
Bedfordshire median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £300 £262 £288
90th Percentile £626 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 10
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £16.58 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.29% -7.88% -61.29%
10th Percentile £16.15 £11.58 £13.69
90th Percentile £49.35 £33.75 £33.90
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year - -44.00% +35.87%

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 6 months to 16 July 2019.

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 6 months to 16 July 2019. 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
Dunstable +4 10 £430 -1.15%
Luton +4 5 £410 -8.89% 3
Bedford +3 4 £425 - 5
Service Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 17 (89.47%) ITIL
2 13 (68.42%) Service Design
3 8 (42.11%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) ITSM
4 6 (31.58%) Contract Negotiation
5 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) Transition Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Change Management
6 4 (21.05%) Runbook
6 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
8 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
8 2 (10.53%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Unix
8 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Line Management
8 2 (10.53%) Coaching
9 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery Management
9 1 (5.26%) AppManager
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Service Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Service Transition Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Transition Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Change and Release Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Release Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Support Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.26%) Deskside Support
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Floorwalker
6 1 (5.26%) IT Floorwalker
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) Service Transition Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) ITIL
2 13 (68.42%) Service Design
3 8 (42.11%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) Contract Negotiation
4 6 (31.58%) ITSM
5 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (21.05%) Change Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Runbook
6 4 (21.05%) Transition Management
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Coaching
8 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
8 2 (10.53%) Line Management
8 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
9 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery Management
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) AppManager
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow