The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 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.

Service Management
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.73% 1.54% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.82% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £425 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £355
% change year-on-year +2.53% +11.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.95 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +13.92% +4.86%  

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 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 356 385 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.12% 84.62% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 207 193
Median daily rate £422 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Essex

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Essex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Essex

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Essex

Service Management
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 Management within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Colchester +5 5 £425 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £200 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £395 -
Service Management
East of England

Service Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) ITSM
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) WSUS
6 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) Clustering
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) MCTS
6 4 (21.05%) MCITP
6 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (15.79%) SAP
7 3 (15.79%) SAP Basis
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) SAP GRC
7 3 (15.79%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) Management Information System

Service Management
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP GRC
2 1 (5.26%) assyst
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Server Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SAP Basis
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) ITSM
3 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) Data Security
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) MCITP
1 4 (21.05%) MCTS
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow