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 27 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 36 59
Rank change year-on-year -24 +23  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 29 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.83% 4.08% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 4.83% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 11
Median daily rate £416 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.57% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £454 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £365 £387
% change year-on-year +13.97% -5.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £23.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.95% +45.31%  

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 828 807 976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 80.94% 84.50% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 439 511
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 22
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.74 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 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 27 June 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 27 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
Milton Keynes -19 27 £416 +2.57% 6
Aylesbury - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Service Delivery
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 50 (70.42%) ITIL
2 37 (52.11%) Security Cleared
3 36 (50.70%) Service Management
4 32 (45.07%) SC Cleared
5 23 (32.39%) Finance
6 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (26.76%) ITIL V3
8 18 (25.35%) ITSM
8 18 (25.35%) Windows
9 14 (19.72%) HP
9 14 (19.72%) Virtual Environments
10 13 (18.31%) Service Design
10 13 (18.31%) Change Management
11 12 (16.90%) Cisco
11 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
12 11 (15.49%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (15.49%) SQL
12 11 (15.49%) VMware
13 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
13 10 (14.08%) Wireless
13 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (14.08%) OVSD
13 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
13 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (12.68%) CCNP
14 9 (12.68%) SLA
14 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
14 9 (12.68%) Firewall
15 8 (11.27%) VMware Workstation

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 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.27%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.23%) CMS
6 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.41%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) Wireless
2 9 (12.68%) Firewall
3 6 (8.45%) BGP
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (8.45%) ICMP
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.63%) BIG-IP
4 4 (5.63%) Internet
4 4 (5.63%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (4.23%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.41%) MPLS
6 1 (1.41%) NAS
6 1 (1.41%) SAN
6 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Big Data
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.41%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.41%) Impala
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Subversion
1 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Automotive
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) German Language
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Service Manager
2 13 (18.31%) Services Delivery Manager
3 12 (16.90%) Delivery Manager
4 11 (15.49%) Technical Manager
5 10 (14.08%) Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.45%) Consultant
7 6 (8.45%) Network Architect
8 5 (7.04%) Developer
8 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Technical Leader
8 5 (7.04%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.63%) Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (2.82%) CSS
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
1 2 (2.82%) jQuery
2 1 (1.41%) Kafka
2 1 (1.41%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.41%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.63%) User Experience
6 3 (4.23%) BYOD
6 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.82%) iPad
7 2 (2.82%) iPhone
8 1 (1.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 6 (8.45%) Unix
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.82%) Android
5 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (70.42%) ITIL
2 36 (50.70%) Service Management
3 19 (26.76%) ITIL V3
4 18 (25.35%) ITSM
5 14 (19.72%) Virtual Environments
6 13 (18.31%) Change Management
6 13 (18.31%) Service Design
7 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 6 (8.45%) Network Design
8 6 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (8.45%) Project Management
9 5 (7.04%) Contract Management
9 5 (7.04%) Resource Management
9 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery Management
10 4 (5.63%) Coaching
10 4 (5.63%) DevOps
10 4 (5.63%) Open Source
10 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.41%) ABAP
4 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) Security Cleared
2 32 (45.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
4 11 (15.49%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (12.68%) CCNP
5 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (11.27%) MCP
6 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (8.45%) MCSE
8 4 (5.63%) Degree
9 3 (4.23%) CCIE
10 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.82%) MCDBA
10 2 (2.82%) MCSA
11 1 (1.41%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (4.23%) GAMP
3 3 (4.23%) GxP
4 2 (2.82%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.82%) QA
5 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
1 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.27%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) OVSD
2 2 (2.82%) OpenView
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) HP
2 12 (16.90%) Cisco
3 11 (15.49%) VMware
4 8 (11.27%) Citrix
5 7 (9.86%) ServiceNow
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.45%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.63%) F5
7 4 (5.63%) Juniper
8 3 (4.23%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (4.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (4.23%) Brocade
8 3 (4.23%) Remedy
9 2 (2.82%) Adobe
9 2 (2.82%) Google
10 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (1.41%) NetApp
10 1 (1.41%) SAP