The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 20 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 8.00% 1.06% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.23% 1.37% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £440 - £450
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 Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 65 73 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 86.67% 77.66% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 114
Median daily rate £413 £383 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £309 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
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 Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Halifax

Service Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax

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 Halifax region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (37.50%) JCL
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware
5 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) FTP
5 3 (37.50%) B2B
5 3 (37.50%) IBM
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (37.50%) zOS
5 3 (37.50%) Tandem
5 3 (37.50%) ISPF
5 3 (37.50%) Axway
5 3 (37.50%) IBM Sterling
5 3 (37.50%) iSeries
5 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) SMS
7 1 (12.50%) NetIQ
7 1 (12.50%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Service Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) SMS
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) ISPF
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) iSeries
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (37.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) B2B
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Axway
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) IBM Sterling
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) NetIQ