Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Service Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Design over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 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 Design
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 160 168
Rank change year-on-year -89 +8 +45
Contract jobs citing Service Design 144 247 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 1.46% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.74% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 132 156
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £331 £345
90th Percentile £638 £525 £588
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.36 - £22.50

Service Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,428 14,200 14,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.17% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,730 8,484 8,537
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £559
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 476 584
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £24.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.66% +0.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

Service Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Service Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Service Design in the South East

Service Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Service Design in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Design in the South East

Service Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Design in the South East over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Design in the South East

Service Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Design in the South East

Service Design
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Design within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -82 44 £427 +1.55% 12
Hampshire -25 33 £550 +29.41% 5
Surrey +2 31 £450 -10.00% 7
Berkshire -74 24 £475 +23.38% 10
West Sussex -16 22 £394 -3.96% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 18 £425 +4.42% 1
East Sussex 0 11 £475 +11.76%
Kent +3 2 £500 -23.08% 1
Middlesex +10 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire +1 1 - - 1
Service Design
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Service Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Service Design.

1 54 (37.50%) ITIL
2 53 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (28.47%) Service Management
4 35 (24.31%) Security Cleared
5 32 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 30 (20.83%) Finance
7 28 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (18.75%) Scrum
9 21 (14.58%) ITSM
10 20 (13.89%) HTML
11 19 (13.19%) Service Delivery
12 18 (12.50%) CSS
12 18 (12.50%) User Experience
13 16 (11.11%) Open Source
14 15 (10.42%) Project Management
14 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (10.42%) REST
15 14 (9.72%) ITIL V3
15 14 (9.72%) Configuration Management
15 14 (9.72%) Test Automation
16 13 (9.03%) RESTful
16 13 (9.03%) JSON
17 12 (8.33%) Git (software)
17 12 (8.33%) MVC
17 12 (8.33%) Java
17 12 (8.33%) XML
17 12 (8.33%) Prototyping
18 11 (7.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 11 (7.64%) Telecoms
18 11 (7.64%) Web Design

Service Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (7.64%) Confluence
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.08%) InVision
1 3 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.47%) PaaS
3 3 (2.08%) SaaS
4 2 (1.39%) iPaaS
4 2 (1.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) IaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) HTTP
2 3 (2.08%) AMQP
2 3 (2.08%) ATM
2 3 (2.08%) MVNO
3 2 (1.39%) DHCP
3 2 (1.39%) DNS
3 2 (1.39%) Firewall
3 2 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.39%) SSL
3 2 (1.39%) WAN
3 2 (1.39%) Wireless
4 1 (0.69%) 3G
4 1 (0.69%) BGP
4 1 (0.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) LAN
4 1 (0.69%) MPLS
4 1 (0.69%) SNMP
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.78%) NewSQL
2 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) DTS
3 1 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.64%) JIRA
3 9 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.56%) JUnit
4 8 (5.56%) Subversion
5 4 (2.78%) NUnit
5 4 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (20.83%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.08%) Advertising
3 3 (2.08%) Legal
4 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (26.39%) Architect
2 29 (20.14%) Designer
3 17 (11.81%) Developer
3 17 (11.81%) Service Architect
4 15 (10.42%) Service Manager
5 14 (9.72%) Analyst
6 10 (6.94%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) Interaction Designer
7 9 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
7 9 (6.25%) Transition Manager
8 8 (5.56%) Java Scala Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Scala Developer
8 8 (5.56%) User Researcher
9 7 (4.86%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.86%) UI Designer
10 6 (4.17%) Consultant
11 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.47%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.89%) HTML
2 18 (12.50%) CSS
3 15 (10.42%) REST
4 13 (9.03%) JSON
4 13 (9.03%) RESTful
5 12 (8.33%) XML
6 10 (6.94%) Ajax
6 10 (6.94%) CSS3
6 10 (6.94%) HTML5
7 8 (5.56%) Django
7 8 (5.56%) Guice
7 8 (5.56%) Play Framework
7 8 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (5.56%) Spring
7 8 (5.56%) Spring MVC
8 6 (4.17%) .NET
9 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) User Experience
2 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.17%) Taxonomies
4 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.78%) Fintech
6 3 (2.08%) CMDB
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.39%) 3D Printing
7 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.39%) Replication
7 2 (1.39%) Robotics
8 1 (0.69%) CESG
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
8 1 (0.69%) Life Science
8 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Linux
2 9 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (37.50%) ITIL
2 53 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (28.47%) Service Management
4 28 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (18.75%) Scrum
6 21 (14.58%) ITSM
7 19 (13.19%) Service Delivery
8 16 (11.11%) Open Source
9 15 (10.42%) Project Management
9 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (9.72%) Configuration Management
10 14 (9.72%) ITIL V3
10 14 (9.72%) Test Automation
11 12 (8.33%) MVC
11 12 (8.33%) Prototyping
12 11 (7.64%) Change Management
12 11 (7.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 11 (7.64%) Web Design
13 10 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (6.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) Java
2 10 (6.94%) Ruby
2 10 (6.94%) Scala
3 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.17%) C#
5 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.08%) SQL
6 2 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (24.31%) Security Cleared
2 32 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.47%) Degree
6 3 (2.08%) ISEB
7 1 (0.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) CISA
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) CISM
7 1 (0.69%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) MBA
7 1 (0.69%) PhD
7 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) COBIT
3 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.69%) GDPR
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.69%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.69%) Ansible
2 1 (0.69%) Netcool
2 1 (0.69%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.69%) OpenView
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 9 (6.25%) Google
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.47%) Concur
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco
5 4 (2.78%) SAP
6 3 (2.08%) Adobe
6 3 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.08%) Splunk
6 3 (2.08%) VMware
7 2 (1.39%) BMC
7 2 (1.39%) CA
7 2 (1.39%) Juniper
7 2 (1.39%) Nokia
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle
7 2 (1.39%) Remedy
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) Tableau