The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 25 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
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 20
Contract jobs citing Service Management 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim - 1.18% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.37% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £425 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +123.68%  
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 County Antrim with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 278 73 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 84.24% 85.88% 70.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 38 26
Median daily rate £413 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -31.31%  
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 County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 25 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) DFS Replication

Service Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) DBA
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) SQL DBA
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (75.00%) MCP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft