The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Service Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 26 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.

Service Management
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 38 32
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 41 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.97% 3.83% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 4.53% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 23
Median daily rate £416 £406 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.57% +35.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £208 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £13.35
% change year-on-year +18.64% +10.48%  

Service Management 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 841 794 990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.49% 84.56% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 432 518
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 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 23
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 £14.07 £9.37 £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 Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Management in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Buckinghamshire

Service Management
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 Management within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 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 -5 39 £416 +2.57% 2
High Wycombe +4 1 £160 -58.44% 1
Service Management
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 79 (85.87%) ITIL
2 57 (61.96%) Security Cleared
3 56 (60.87%) SC Cleared
4 36 (39.13%) Service Delivery
4 36 (39.13%) ITSM
5 29 (31.52%) Finance
5 29 (31.52%) Windows
5 29 (31.52%) ITIL V3
6 28 (30.43%) DV Cleared
6 28 (30.43%) HP
7 23 (25.00%) SLA
7 23 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (23.91%) SQL
9 20 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 20 (21.74%) Service Design
9 20 (21.74%) Virtual Environments
10 19 (20.65%) Project Management
11 18 (19.57%) Change Management
11 18 (19.57%) VMware
11 18 (19.57%) Active Directory
12 16 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (17.39%) Linux
12 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (16.30%) ServiceNow
13 15 (16.30%) OVSD
14 14 (15.22%) Citrix
15 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (13.04%) Hyper-V
16 12 (13.04%) SharePoint

Service Management
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 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.78%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.35%) Confluence
6 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.26%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.26%) IIS
6 3 (3.26%) LiveCycle
6 3 (3.26%) SAS
6 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Staffware
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Maximo
2 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) IaaS
1 5 (5.43%) SaaS
2 4 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) BIG-IP
2 6 (6.52%) BGP
2 6 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) ICMP
2 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.52%) Wireless
3 3 (3.26%) LDAP
3 3 (3.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.09%) LAN
4 1 (1.09%) VoIP
4 1 (1.09%) WAN
4 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.26%) DB2
2 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
1 4 (4.35%) SonarQube
1 4 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Automotive
3 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Architect
2 16 (17.39%) Service Manager
3 15 (16.30%) Analyst
4 12 (13.04%) Service Architect
5 11 (11.96%) Services Delivery Manager
6 10 (10.87%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) Designer
8 6 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Messaging Specialist
9 5 (5.43%) Project Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL Service Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) REST
1 1 (1.09%) SOAP
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.17%) CMDB
7 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.52%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Linux
2 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.04%) Unix
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.61%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.35%) CentOS
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.26%) zOS
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (85.87%) ITIL
2 36 (39.13%) ITSM
2 36 (39.13%) Service Delivery
3 29 (31.52%) ITIL V3
4 20 (21.74%) Service Design
4 20 (21.74%) Virtual Environments
5 19 (20.65%) Project Management
6 18 (19.57%) Change Management
7 11 (11.96%) Problem Management
8 8 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.52%) Network Design
10 6 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.43%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (5.43%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (5.43%) Resource Management
11 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery Management
11 5 (5.43%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.35%) VB
3 4 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (61.96%) Security Cleared
2 56 (60.87%) SC Cleared
3 28 (30.43%) DV Cleared
4 16 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (13.04%) MCP
7 9 (9.78%) MCSE
8 6 (6.52%) CCNP
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.35%) MCSA
10 3 (3.26%) APMG
10 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (3.26%) Degree
10 3 (3.26%) MCDBA
11 2 (2.17%) ISEB
11 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.00%) SLA
2 9 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (4.35%) QA
4 3 (3.26%) GAMP
4 3 (3.26%) GxP
4 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (1.09%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.96%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (16.30%) OVSD
2 5 (5.43%) SCCM
3 4 (4.35%) BladeLogic
3 4 (4.35%) Nagios
3 4 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.35%) WSUS
4 2 (2.17%) Puppet
5 1 (1.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (30.43%) HP
2 20 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (19.57%) VMware
4 15 (16.30%) ServiceNow
5 14 (15.22%) Citrix
6 9 (9.78%) Cisco
6 9 (9.78%) Remedy
7 7 (7.61%) F5
8 6 (6.52%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle
10 3 (3.26%) Adobe
10 3 (3.26%) ILOG
10 3 (3.26%) NetApp
11 2 (2.17%) Compaq
12 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.09%) SAP
12 1 (1.09%) Symantec