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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Management
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 37 35 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 51 45 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.06% 4.31% 6.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.08% 5.11% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 34
Median daily rate £500 £415 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £345 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £353
% change year-on-year +1.50% +13.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £14.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year +13.57% -2.60%  

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 839 880 954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.23% 84.37% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 468 464
Median daily rate £401 £410 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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 0 38 £500 +20.48% 2
Marlow - 1 £600 -
Service Management
South East

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 67 (76.14%) ITIL
2 51 (57.95%) Security Cleared
2 51 (57.95%) SC Cleared
3 33 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 24 (27.27%) Finance
5 21 (23.86%) ITSM
5 21 (23.86%) Windows
5 21 (23.86%) Project Management
5 21 (23.86%) Service Design
6 19 (21.59%) SLA
7 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.45%) HP
7 18 (20.45%) DV Cleared
8 17 (19.32%) ITIL V3
8 17 (19.32%) SQL
9 16 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (18.18%) Change Management
9 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
10 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
11 12 (13.64%) Telecoms
12 11 (12.50%) VMware
12 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 11 (12.50%) Problem Management
13 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (10.23%) OVSD
14 9 (10.23%) Virtual Environments
15 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (9.09%) Logistics

Service Management
Top Related 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 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.55%) Confluence
3 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.41%) LiveCycle
4 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.41%) SAS
4 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.14%) MS Project
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Staffware
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.27%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) IaaS
1 5 (5.68%) SaaS
2 4 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) BGP
1 3 (3.41%) BIG-IP
1 3 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.41%) Firewall
1 3 (3.41%) ICMP
1 3 (3.41%) LAN
1 3 (3.41%) LDAP
1 3 (3.41%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.41%) VoIP
1 3 (3.41%) WAN
1 3 (3.41%) Wireless
2 2 (2.27%) 3G
2 2 (2.27%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.27%) VLAN
3 1 (1.14%) 2G
3 1 (1.14%) 4G
3 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.14%) LTE
3 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) DB2
1 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
1 4 (4.55%) SonarQube
1 4 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) Service Manager
2 16 (18.18%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Consultant
5 8 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Service Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.95%) SharePoint Consultant
6 7 (7.95%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (7.95%) Technical Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.68%) Designer
8 5 (5.68%) Project Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (4.55%) ITIL Service Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Operations Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) REST
1 1 (1.14%) SOAP
1 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) CMDB
4 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Linux
4 6 (6.82%) Unix
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.41%) zOS
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (76.14%) ITIL
2 33 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 21 (23.86%) ITSM
3 21 (23.86%) Project Management
3 21 (23.86%) Service Design
4 17 (19.32%) ITIL V3
5 16 (18.18%) Change Management
6 11 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.23%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 8 (9.09%) Logistics
10 7 (7.95%) Resource Management
11 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 5 (5.68%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (5.68%) Software Deployment
12 5 (5.68%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (5.68%) Target Operating Model
13 4 (4.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) VB
3 4 (4.55%) VBScript
4 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (57.95%) SC Cleared
1 51 (57.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.45%) DV Cleared
3 16 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.82%) MCP
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.68%) Degree
5 5 (5.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.41%) APMG
6 3 (3.41%) CCNP
6 3 (3.41%) MCDBA
6 3 (3.41%) MCSA
6 3 (3.41%) MCSE
7 2 (2.27%) APMP
7 2 (2.27%) ISEB
7 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.59%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) QA
3 3 (3.41%) GAMP
3 3 (3.41%) GxP
4 1 (1.14%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.14%) ISO19770
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) OVSD
2 4 (4.55%) BladeLogic
2 4 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) HP
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (7.95%) Citrix
3 7 (7.95%) ServiceNow
4 6 (6.82%) Remedy
5 5 (5.68%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) Adobe
6 3 (3.41%) F5
6 3 (3.41%) ILOG
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle
6 3 (3.41%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.27%) Compaq
8 1 (1.14%) NetApp