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 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 10 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.65% 2.67% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.12% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £300 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £399 £358
% change year-on-year +1.64% +11.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
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 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 297 321 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 78.57% 85.83% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 248 257
Median daily rate £415 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £9.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £30.00
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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +4 8 £300 -40.00%
Service Management
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 14 (73.68%) ITSM
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 8 (42.11%) MS Office
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 7 (36.84%) Release Management
7 6 (31.58%) SLA
7 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) ISEB
8 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
8 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (10.53%) OVSD
10 2 (10.53%) HP
10 2 (10.53%) Linux
10 2 (10.53%) ERP
10 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
10 2 (10.53%) Service Design
11 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
11 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (5.26%) High Availability

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) BGP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) ICMP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Applications Support
3 5 (26.32%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Support Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) IT Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Service Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 14 (73.68%) ITSM
3 7 (36.84%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) ERP
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.53%) Service Design
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Management
7 1 (5.26%) High Availability
7 1 (5.26%) Network Design
7 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OVSD
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto