Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 6 months to 16 August 2018 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 65 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 +17
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 65 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.41% 3.35% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 4.05% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 51
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £416 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.36% +1.46% +9.33%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £313
90th Percentile £500 £549 £538
South East median daily rate £423 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -0.47% +1.19% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.93 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +55.52% -74.40%
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -23.29% -20.65% -42.50%

Service Delivery 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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,606 1,829 1,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.17% 82.76% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 838 888
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £230 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 56 53
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.63 £60.63 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.16% -12.62% -

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Service Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Buckinghamshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Buckinghamshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Buckinghamshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Buckinghamshire

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +5 60 £415 -0.36% 6
Service Delivery
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 48 (73.85%) ITIL
2 40 (61.54%) Service Management
3 33 (50.77%) Security Cleared
4 32 (49.23%) SC Cleared
5 26 (40.00%) ITIL V3
6 24 (36.92%) DV Cleared
7 22 (33.85%) Change Management
7 22 (33.85%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (30.77%) Finance
8 20 (30.77%) ITSM
9 19 (29.23%) Windows
9 19 (29.23%) SLA
9 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
11 14 (21.54%) Linux
12 11 (16.92%) Unix
12 11 (16.92%) SQL
12 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
13 9 (13.85%) VMware
13 9 (13.85%) Retail
14 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (12.31%) Citrix
14 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (12.31%) Service Design
14 8 (12.31%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (10.77%) F5
15 7 (10.77%) ITIL Certification

Service Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (7.69%) IIS
1 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Firewall
2 4 (6.15%) Wireless
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) LAN
3 3 (4.62%) WAN
3 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.08%) BGP
4 2 (3.08%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (3.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.08%) ICMP
4 2 (3.08%) IPsec
4 2 (3.08%) OSPF
4 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.54%) Skype
5 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) MS Access
1 3 (4.62%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) OLTP
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Service Manager
2 14 (21.54%) Delivery Manager
3 13 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.15%) Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Designer
6 4 (6.15%) Service Transition Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Transition Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Service Assurance Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) DBA
8 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) iPad
4 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.54%) HACMP
5 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Unix
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.54%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Solaris
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (73.85%) ITIL
2 40 (61.54%) Service Management
3 26 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 22 (33.85%) Change Management
5 20 (30.77%) ITSM
6 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (12.31%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (12.31%) Service Design
8 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.77%) Matrix Management
10 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
10 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
11 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.69%) CRM
11 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 5 (7.69%) Project Management
12 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (6.15%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) VBA
3 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (50.77%) Security Cleared
2 32 (49.23%) SC Cleared
3 24 (36.92%) DV Cleared
4 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.77%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.69%) MCDBA
6 5 (7.69%) MCITP
7 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 3 (4.62%) MCP
7 3 (4.62%) MCSE
8 2 (3.08%) CEH
8 2 (3.08%) GCIH
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.08%) SSCP
9 1 (1.54%) CCNP
9 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.62%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (4.62%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) GPFS
4 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) OVSD
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) VMware
2 8 (12.31%) Citrix
3 7 (10.77%) F5
4 5 (7.69%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) NetApp
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle
6 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.08%) Aruba
7 2 (3.08%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.08%) Symantec
8 1 (1.54%) BMC
8 1 (1.54%) Intel
8 1 (1.54%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.54%) Remedy