The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery 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.

Services Delivery
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 25 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.28% 3.97% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 4.95% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 13
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £369 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £368 £388
% change year-on-year +11.56% -5.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £23.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -27.95% +40.90%  

Service Delivery 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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 462 707 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.11% 80.25% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 418 327
Median daily rate £444 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Reading

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Reading

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Reading over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Reading

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Reading region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
2 18 (42.86%) Project Management
3 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) Service Management
5 12 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 12 (28.57%) Degree
6 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.81%) Risk Management
8 9 (21.43%) PMI
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco
9 8 (19.05%) Linux
9 8 (19.05%) SLA
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (19.05%) CMMI
9 8 (19.05%) Billing
9 8 (19.05%) Presales
10 7 (16.67%) ITIL V3
10 7 (16.67%) Process Improvement
10 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 7 (16.67%) Firewall
10 7 (16.67%) CCNP
11 6 (14.29%) PMP
11 6 (14.29%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) Windows
11 6 (14.29%) ITSM
11 6 (14.29%) Migration
12 5 (11.90%) Management Information System

Service Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.76%) SoftLayer
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) BGP
2 4 (9.52%) ICMP
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) Wireless
3 3 (7.14%) 3GPP
3 3 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (7.14%) LAN
3 3 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Big Data
1 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 8 (19.05%) Billing
2 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.90%) Finance
4 3 (7.14%) Law
4 3 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Economy
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Back Office
6 1 (2.38%) Banking
6 1 (2.38%) French Language
6 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Engagement Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) IT Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Java Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Network Support
4 3 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Project Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Support
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Celery
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) Django
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) PMI
2 7 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.52%) RIA
5 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.38%) CMDB
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) SUSE
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
2 18 (42.86%) Project Management
3 13 (30.95%) Service Management
4 10 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 8 (19.05%) CMMI
5 8 (19.05%) Presales
6 7 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 7 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 6 (14.29%) ITSM
7 6 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Change Control
8 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (9.52%) Network Design
8 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.52%) Six Sigma
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 12 (28.57%) Degree
3 12 (28.57%) PMI Certification
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (16.67%) CCNP
6 6 (14.29%) PMP
7 4 (9.52%) Master's Degree
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (4.76%) Postgraduate
10 1 (2.38%) CCENT
10 1 (2.38%) CCNA
10 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.38%) MCP
10 1 (2.38%) MCSA
10 1 (2.38%) MCSE
10 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) COBIT
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 22301
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) OVSD
2 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.14%) F5
5 3 (7.14%) Jaspersoft
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.38%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) Virgin Media
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