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 3 months to 30 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.

Services Delivery
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 55 57
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 43 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.15% 2.45% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 2.91% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 14
Median daily rate £411 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.29% +20.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £383 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -27.08% +61.61%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 864 893 968
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.48% 84.01% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 477 472
Median daily rate £400 £405 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Milton Keynes +10 34 £463 +8.82% 7
Aylesbury - 2 £300 -
Service Delivery
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 36 (56.25%) ITIL
2 35 (54.69%) Service Management
3 31 (48.44%) Security Cleared
4 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
5 17 (26.56%) Finance
6 16 (25.00%) Service Design
7 13 (20.31%) Change Management
7 13 (20.31%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (15.63%) ITSM
8 10 (15.63%) Windows
8 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
9 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.06%) DV Cleared
10 8 (12.50%) ITIL V3
10 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.50%) SQL
10 8 (12.50%) HP
11 7 (10.94%) CCNP
11 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (10.94%) Cisco
11 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
11 7 (10.94%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
12 6 (9.38%) Wireless
12 6 (9.38%) VMware
12 6 (9.38%) Firewall
12 6 (9.38%) Project Management
12 6 (9.38%) Big Data
12 6 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013

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 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.69%) CMS
3 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Firewall
1 6 (9.38%) Wireless
2 3 (4.69%) BGP
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (4.69%) ICMP
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) LAN
2 3 (4.69%) SAN
2 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 2 (3.13%) 2G
3 2 (3.13%) 3G
3 2 (3.13%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.56%) Skype
4 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Big Data
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.56%) Impala
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Subversion
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Automotive
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) German Language
5 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Service Manager
2 11 (17.19%) Delivery Manager
3 10 (15.63%) Services Delivery Manager
4 9 (14.06%) Technical Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) SharePoint Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Operations Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Service Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Transition Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Hadoop Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Remedy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
1 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (3.13%) CSS
1 2 (3.13%) HTML
1 2 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) Kafka
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.56%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.56%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) BYOD
3 3 (4.69%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) iPhone
4 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) ITIL
2 35 (54.69%) Service Management
3 16 (25.00%) Service Design
4 13 (20.31%) Change Management
5 10 (15.63%) ITSM
6 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.94%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (9.38%) Coaching
9 6 (9.38%) Project Management
9 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
10 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (6.25%) DevOps
10 4 (6.25%) Open Source
11 3 (4.69%) Analytics
11 3 (4.69%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (4.69%) DNA
11 3 (4.69%) Network Design
11 3 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (1.56%) ABAP
3 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (48.44%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.31%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (14.06%) DV Cleared
5 7 (10.94%) CCNP
5 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.25%) CCIE
7 4 (6.25%) MCP
8 3 (4.69%) Degree
8 3 (4.69%) MCSA
9 2 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.13%) MCDBA
9 2 (3.13%) MCSE
10 1 (1.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) GAMP
2 3 (4.69%) GxP
3 2 (3.13%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) OVSD
2 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) HP
2 7 (10.94%) Cisco
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 5 (7.81%) ServiceNow
5 4 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (4.69%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (4.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (4.69%) Brocade
6 3 (4.69%) Juniper
6 3 (4.69%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.69%) Remedy
7 2 (3.13%) Adobe
7 2 (3.13%) F5
7 2 (3.13%) Google
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle
8 1 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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