The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for ITSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 22 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.

IT Service Management (ITSM)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ITSM 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.85% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £348 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £387
% change year-on-year +8.10% -4.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £15.75
% change year-on-year +0.71% +10.31%  

ITSM 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 298 83 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 84.90% 82.18% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 42 31
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.11% -31.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing ITSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITSM in Northern Ireland

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITSM in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITSM in Northern Ireland

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 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
County Antrim - 3 £348 -
ITSM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Replication
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis

ITSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Technology Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (100.00%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) HP