The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ITSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 23 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.

IT Service Management (ITSM)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 97 101
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Contract jobs citing ITSM 28 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.47% 1.16% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.45% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 17
Median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £380 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £360
% change year-on-year +3.89% +6.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year - -19.10%  

ITSM 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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1529 1996 2199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.22% 80.13% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 1066 1167
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 49 61
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ITSM in Berkshire

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITSM in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITSM in Berkshire

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITSM in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITSM in Berkshire

ITSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITSM in Berkshire

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Reading +23 8 £525 +16.66% 2
Bracknell +6 7 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £650 -
Newbury -9 1 - -
ITSM
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 25 (62.50%) ITIL
1 25 (62.50%) Service Management
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (27.50%) CMDB
4 11 (27.50%) HP
4 11 (27.50%) ServiceNow
5 10 (25.00%) BMC
5 10 (25.00%) COBIT
6 9 (22.50%) Project Management
6 9 (22.50%) Web Services
7 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (20.00%) Workflow
7 8 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (17.50%) Remedy
8 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
9 6 (15.00%) Six Sigma
9 6 (15.00%) Unix
9 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (15.00%) CESG
10 5 (12.50%) Teradata
10 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.50%) Ab Initio
10 5 (12.50%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (12.50%) Time Management

ITSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (12.50%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) BGP
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.00%) ICMP
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) DB2
1 5 (12.50%) Star Schema
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
1 9 (22.50%) Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Cloud Specialist
3 6 (15.00%) Security Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Management Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) Remedy Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Server Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) CSS
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) CMDB
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) CESG
2 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Unix
2 5 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) ITIL
1 25 (62.50%) Service Management
2 9 (22.50%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (20.00%) Workflow
4 6 (15.00%) Six Sigma
5 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.50%) eTOM
5 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.50%) Service Design
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.50%) Time Management
5 5 (12.50%) Workflow Development
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) IT Governance
6 4 (10.00%) MSF
6 4 (10.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.50%) COBOL
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (12.50%) CCSP
4 5 (12.50%) CISM
4 5 (12.50%) CISSP
4 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 4 (10.00%) PMP
6 2 (5.00%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) MCSE
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) COBIT
2 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (10.00%) ISO22301
4 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) NFS
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (5.00%) OVSD
3 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.50%) vMotion
3 1 (2.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
1 11 (27.50%) ServiceNow
2 10 (25.00%) BMC
3 7 (17.50%) Remedy
4 5 (12.50%) Ab Initio
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Teradata
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) CA
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.50%) SAP
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco
7 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago