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

Service Management
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 32 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 15 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 4.10% 2.37% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 2.71% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Median daily rate £300 £350 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.57%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 314 332 261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 85.79% 87.60% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 242 180
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.95 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Northamptonshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Northamptonshire

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Northamptonshire

Service Management
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Northampton +10 13 £319 -8.92% 1
Kettering - 2 £300 -
Service Management
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 24 (96.00%) ITIL
2 23 (92.00%) ITSM
3 16 (64.00%) Finance
4 15 (60.00%) Windows
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (52.00%) SQL
6 13 (52.00%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (44.00%) Service Delivery
7 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
8 10 (40.00%) Release Management
9 7 (28.00%) ITIL V3
10 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
11 5 (20.00%) HP
11 5 (20.00%) SLA
11 5 (20.00%) OVSD
12 4 (16.00%) Network Design
12 4 (16.00%) Wireless
12 4 (16.00%) Firewall
12 4 (16.00%) Cisco
12 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 4 (16.00%) CCNP
12 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (16.00%) BGP
12 4 (16.00%) ICMP
12 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto

Service Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) BGP
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
1 4 (16.00%) ICMP
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 9 (36.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Service Management Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) ITSM Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (12.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) ITIL
2 23 (92.00%) ITSM
3 11 (44.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (40.00%) Release Management
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (16.00%) Network Design
6 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
9 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (4.00%) Information Assurance
9 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.00%) ISEB
5 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) OVSD
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle