The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 14 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.03% 4.36% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 5.12% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 300 332 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.46% 85.13% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 240 149
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £19.63 £32.50
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Cardiff

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Cardiff over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Cardiff

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 30 (78.95%) ITIL
2 15 (39.47%) Service Management
3 12 (31.58%) ITIL V3
3 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
4 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
5 10 (26.32%) IBM
5 10 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (26.32%) Fiorano
5 10 (26.32%) InterSystems
5 10 (26.32%) ITSM
5 10 (26.32%) WebSphere
5 10 (26.32%) Release Management
5 10 (26.32%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (26.32%) JCAPS
6 8 (21.05%) HL7
6 8 (21.05%) NHS
6 8 (21.05%) XML
7 7 (18.42%) XSLT
7 7 (18.42%) PRINCE2
7 7 (18.42%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) SLA
9 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 4 (10.53%) Wireless
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco
10 4 (10.53%) LAN
10 4 (10.53%) WAN

Service Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (26.32%) JCAPS
1 10 (26.32%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (10.53%) LAN
1 4 (10.53%) WAN
1 4 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Service Manager
2 13 (34.21%) Delivery Manager
2 13 (34.21%) Services Delivery Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.53%) Applications Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Applications Support Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Support Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Business Integration Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (21.05%) XML
3 7 (18.42%) XSLT
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) NHS
2 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.63%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) ITIL
2 15 (39.47%) Service Management
3 12 (31.58%) ITIL V3
4 10 (26.32%) ITSM
4 10 (26.32%) Release Management
5 7 (18.42%) PRINCE2
5 7 (18.42%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.53%) Service Design
8 3 (7.89%) Change Management
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.26%) Information Governance
9 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
9 2 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) CCDP
2 4 (10.53%) CCIP
2 4 (10.53%) CCNP
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) HL7
2 5 (13.16%) SLA
3 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Fiorano
1 10 (26.32%) IBM
1 10 (26.32%) InterSystems
2 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco
2 4 (10.53%) F5
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) SAP