The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Service Management (ITSM)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 42 53
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11  
Contract jobs citing ITSM 3 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 2.33% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 2.87% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Median daily rate £750 £400 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +166.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £240 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +0.31% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +19.23% -29.72%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 526 523 546
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.21% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 329 334
Median daily rate £421 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £13.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -41.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.44 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITSM in Birmingham

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITSM in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITSM in Birmingham

ITSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITSM in Birmingham

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) ServiceNow
3 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
4 3 (42.86%) SAML
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) ODBC
4 3 (42.86%) JDBC
4 3 (42.86%) REST
5 2 (28.57%) Wiki
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (14.29%) MSI
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) Service Management
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Electronics
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) Finance

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Service Architect
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) JDBC
2 3 (42.86%) ODBC
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) SAML
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Wiki
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP