The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Services Delivery
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 45 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 49 84 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.71% 3.56% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 4.46% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 19
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £291 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £365 £387
% change year-on-year +13.97% -5.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £24.25 £12.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.08% -63.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £12.00 £39.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.43% +43.75%  

Service Delivery 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 1469 1884 1938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 79.93% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1037 955
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Berkshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Service Delivery in Berkshire

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 +4 24 £425 - 6
Bracknell +13 7 - - 2
Maidenhead - 3 - - 4
Newbury 0 2 - - 1
Service Delivery
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 39 (46.99%) ITIL
2 24 (28.92%) Project Management
3 23 (27.71%) Service Management
3 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
4 19 (22.89%) Degree
4 19 (22.89%) Telecoms
4 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.07%) Cisco
6 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (15.66%) PMI Certification
6 13 (15.66%) Linux
6 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
6 13 (15.66%) ITIL V3
7 12 (14.46%) Finance
7 12 (14.46%) CCNP
8 11 (13.25%) Back Office
9 10 (12.05%) PMI
9 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.84%) Unix
10 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
10 9 (10.84%) CMMI
10 9 (10.84%) Presales
11 8 (9.64%) Diameter Protocol
11 8 (9.64%) ITSM
11 8 (9.64%) Migration
11 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (9.64%) SLA
11 8 (9.64%) VPN
11 8 (9.64%) WAN

Service Delivery
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 (3.61%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.41%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (9.64%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (9.64%) VPN
2 8 (9.64%) WAN
3 7 (8.43%) Firewall
4 6 (7.23%) BGP
4 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.02%) 3G
5 5 (6.02%) 4G
5 5 (6.02%) LAN
5 5 (6.02%) LTE
6 4 (4.82%) ICMP
6 4 (4.82%) ISUP
6 4 (4.82%) Megaco
6 4 (4.82%) MGW
6 4 (4.82%) Wireless
7 3 (3.61%) 3GPP
7 3 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (3.61%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Big Data
1 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) JIRA
2 3 (3.61%) JUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 19 (22.89%) Telecoms
2 12 (14.46%) Finance
3 11 (13.25%) Back Office
4 8 (9.64%) Billing
5 3 (3.61%) Law
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Digital Economy
6 2 (2.41%) Local Government
6 2 (2.41%) Retail
7 1 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (1.20%) French Language
7 1 (1.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Service Manager
2 9 (10.84%) Analyst
2 9 (10.84%) Engagement Manager
2 9 (10.84%) Service Transition Manager
2 9 (10.84%) Transition Manager
3 8 (9.64%) Architect
3 8 (9.64%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (9.64%) Services Delivery Manager
4 7 (8.43%) IT Manager
4 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Contracts Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Operations Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Facilities Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Service Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.61%) J2EE
2 3 (3.61%) Spring
3 1 (1.20%) Celery
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
3 1 (1.20%) Django
3 1 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.20%) jQuery
3 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) PMI
2 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.82%) RIA
5 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Unix
3 7 (8.43%) Windows
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) SUSE
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) ITIL
2 24 (28.92%) Project Management
3 23 (27.71%) Service Management
4 13 (15.66%) ITIL V3
4 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
5 9 (10.84%) CMMI
5 9 (10.84%) Presales
6 8 (9.64%) ITSM
6 8 (9.64%) Migration
6 8 (9.64%) Process Improvement
6 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery Management
7 7 (8.43%) Supplier Management
8 6 (7.23%) ERP
8 6 (7.23%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (7.23%) Validation
9 5 (6.02%) Change Management
9 5 (6.02%) Contract Management
9 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) Java
2 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.61%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) C
3 2 (2.41%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) Ruby
4 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.89%) Degree
2 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (15.66%) PMI Certification
4 12 (14.46%) CCNP
5 6 (7.23%) CCNA
5 6 (7.23%) PMP
6 4 (4.82%) HNC
6 4 (4.82%) HND
6 4 (4.82%) Master's Degree
7 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.41%) CCDA
8 2 (2.41%) CCDP
8 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.41%) Postgraduate
9 1 (1.20%) CCENT
9 1 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (1.20%) MCSE
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) COBIT
3 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.41%) ISO 22301
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) OVSD
2 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.07%) Cisco
3 5 (6.02%) HP
4 4 (4.82%) Nokia
4 4 (4.82%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
5 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
5 3 (3.61%) F5
5 3 (3.61%) Jaspersoft
5 3 (3.61%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.41%) IBM
6 2 (2.41%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.20%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.20%) Remedy
7 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.20%) Virgin Media
7 1 (1.20%) VMware
Bracknell, Berkshire
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