The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 75 62
Rank change year-on-year -21 -13  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 46 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.68% 2.24% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.83% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 58
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £370 £387
% change year-on-year +13.51% -4.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £16.71 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £27.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -41.66% +68.75%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 5507 5650
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 283 297
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in the South West

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in the South West

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in the South West

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in the South West

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol -13 16 £373 -3.87% 5
Wiltshire -5 12 £400 +23.07% 5
Dorset +17 9 £425 +14.86% 3
Gloucestershire +7 5 £250 -46.70%
Devon -3 3 £438 - 1
Service Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 32 (32.32%) ITIL
2 26 (26.26%) Security Cleared
3 25 (25.25%) Windows
3 25 (25.25%) Finance
3 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 19 (19.19%) SC Cleared
6 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 17 (17.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (16.16%) VMware
8 16 (16.16%) Project Management
9 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
10 14 (14.14%) SLA
11 13 (13.13%) Cisco
11 13 (13.13%) Linux
12 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
13 11 (11.11%) Migration
13 11 (11.11%) Scrum
14 10 (10.10%) Firewall
14 10 (10.10%) Apple
14 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
15 8 (8.08%) SCCM
15 8 (8.08%) Network Management
15 8 (8.08%) F5
15 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
15 8 (8.08%) Red Hat

Service Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (8.08%) IIS
2 7 (7.07%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.04%) Apache
5 4 (4.04%) GlassFish
5 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Office 365
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) Firewall
2 8 (8.08%) WAN
2 8 (8.08%) Wireless
3 7 (7.07%) Network Security
3 7 (7.07%) VPN
4 6 (6.06%) LAN
4 6 (6.06%) SAN
5 5 (5.05%) DHCP
5 5 (5.05%) DNS
5 5 (5.05%) Internet
5 5 (5.05%) Skype
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.04%) Kerberos
6 4 (4.04%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.03%) LDAP
7 3 (3.03%) WLAN
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.02%) NAS
8 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.02%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.01%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Ant
1 4 (4.04%) Subversion
1 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) Selenium
2 2 (2.02%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (25.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
2 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (1.01%) German Language
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Military
5 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Analyst
2 14 (14.14%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.13%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Developer
5 6 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.06%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Network Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.05%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Check Point Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Firewall Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Network Security Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Service Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) .NET
1 6 (6.06%) CSS
1 6 (6.06%) HTML
1 6 (6.06%) REST
2 5 (5.05%) Ajax
2 5 (5.05%) AngularJS
2 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (5.05%) HTML5
2 5 (5.05%) Lucene
2 5 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (4.04%) JSON
4 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.03%) JFC
5 2 (2.02%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.02%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.01%) jQuery
6 1 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.03%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.02%) APACS
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.02%) EMV
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.02%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.02%) PMI
5 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) CESG
6 1 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.01%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.25%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
3 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.04%) AIX
7 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.03%) Android
8 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.02%) SUSE
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) ITIL
2 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (16.16%) Project Management
5 11 (11.11%) Migration
5 11 (11.11%) Scrum
6 8 (8.08%) Change Management
6 8 (8.08%) Network Management
6 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.07%) Demand Management
7 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.07%) Proactive Monitoring
8 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.06%) Time Management
9 5 (5.05%) MVC
9 5 (5.05%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.04%) Kanban
10 4 (4.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 6 (6.06%) Perl
3 5 (5.05%) C#
4 4 (4.04%) SQL
4 4 (4.04%) VBScript
5 3 (3.03%) Java
5 3 (3.03%) Ruby
6 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.02%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) C
7 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (26.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) DBS Check
4 5 (5.05%) Degree
5 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) APMP
6 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.02%) PMP
8 1 (1.01%) CCNA
8 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.01%) ISEB
8 1 (1.01%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) SLA
2 6 (6.06%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) GDPR
3 2 (2.02%) PMO
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.01%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.04%) vSphere
4 3 (3.03%) Firmware
5 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) SCCM
2 6 (6.06%) AirWatch
2 6 (6.06%) SCOM
3 5 (5.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (4.04%) Puppet
5 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.02%) vRealize
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.01%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.01%) Kibana
7 1 (1.01%) Nagios
7 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.16%) VMware
3 13 (13.13%) Cisco
4 10 (10.10%) Apple
5 8 (8.08%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.08%) F5
5 8 (8.08%) Oracle
5 8 (8.08%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.07%) IBM
6 7 (7.07%) Nokia
7 5 (5.05%) HP
7 5 (5.05%) MobileIron
7 5 (5.05%) Symantec
8 3 (3.03%) Citrix
8 3 (3.03%) Dell
8 3 (3.03%) Toshiba
9 2 (2.02%) arcserve
9 2 (2.02%) EMC
9 2 (2.02%) Nortel
9 2 (2.02%) Siemens
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AMS contingency
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