The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 7 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.77% 2.78% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 3.54% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £284 £415 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.68% -17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £335 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £540 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £365 £387
% change year-on-year +13.49% -5.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.52 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.05% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.43% +43.75%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 213 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.19% 78.40% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Kent

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Kent

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 6 (54.55%) Programme Management
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) IT Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Nokia
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
6 1 (9.09%) Virgin Media
6 1 (9.09%) Business Process Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

Service Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) WLAN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory Technician
1 4 (36.36%) Server Technician
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Check Point Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Network Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Product Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Programme Management
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) IT Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
3 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) B2B
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) RUP
4 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) SSADM
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) MCSA
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Virgin Media