The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 49 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.10% 1.46% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.81% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Median daily rate £450 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.49% -0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £263 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £374 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +13.97% -5.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.72 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.18% +32.85%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 389 387 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.89% 80.46% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 187 290
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 93 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Essex

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Essex over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Essex

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Essex

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 23 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
Southend-on-Sea -28 5 £550 +175.00%
Colchester +15 3 £450 +20.40% 2
Service Delivery
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
1 5 (38.46%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) SCCM
4 2 (15.38%) SCOM

Service Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Server Support
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Change Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Coaching
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
1 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard