The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 45 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.45% 0.34% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 0.43% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £400 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £404 £375
% change year-on-year -0.99% +7.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 279 233 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.32% 79.52% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 178 225
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Oxford

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Oxford

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (50.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (37.50%) CMDB
5 3 (37.50%) Master's Degree
6 2 (25.00%) CBAP
6 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (25.00%) Publishing
6 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) ERP
6 2 (25.00%) Process Management
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Unix
7 1 (12.50%) Solaris
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

Service Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Service Manager
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL Manager
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL Service Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Services Manager
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) IT Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) Release Management
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (37.50%) Master's Degree
4 2 (25.00%) CBAP
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow