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 22 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 50 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 21 3 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.92% 0.63% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 0.78% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 20
Median daily rate £400 £210 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -49.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £202 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £218 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.35 - -
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 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 388 385 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.87% 80.21% 77.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 186 293
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 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 93 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -29.48%  
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 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 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 -26 8 £428 +94.31%
Colchester - 2 £450 -
Thurrock - 2 £138 -
Service Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 25 (89.29%) ITIL
2 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) ITSM
4 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 8 (28.57%) DameWare
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
7 6 (21.43%) VBA
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
8 5 (17.86%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (17.86%) SLA
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.29%) Clustering
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (14.29%) DHCP
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) WSUS
9 4 (14.29%) MCTS
9 4 (14.29%) MCITP
9 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 4 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (14.29%) WebEx
10 3 (10.71%) Data Centre

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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DHCP
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
1 4 (14.29%) WebEx
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Coordinator
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Coordinator
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Server Support
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server Support
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Server Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Support Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) ITIL
2 17 (60.71%) ITSM
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Time Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL V2
7 1 (3.57%) Line Management
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) MCITP
2 4 (14.29%) MCTS
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) DameWare
2 4 (14.29%) WSUS
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) BMC
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec
4 1 (3.57%) VMware