The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 29 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
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.20% 6.37% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 7.58% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £600 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £399 £358
% change year-on-year +1.64% +11.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +13.57% +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 Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 106 132 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 84.80% 84.08% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 95 77
Median daily rate £420 £405 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £315 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £526 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Middlesex

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) PMI
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Service Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) SAP