The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 58 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing ITSM 15 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.83% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £373 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.09% +272.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £17.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +2.89%
ITSM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
812 601 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.61% 73.83% 74.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 307 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 29
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £12.50 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITSM across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITSM across the Cheshire region.

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITSM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITSM across the Cheshire region.

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 7 £440 -
Chester -4 5 £305 -4.76%
Crewe - 1 - -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ITSM.

1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (30.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) LANDesk
4 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
5 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (25.00%) CMDB
5 5 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (25.00%) Service Management
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) Remedy
6 4 (20.00%) BMC
6 4 (20.00%) Perl
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (15.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
8 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.00%) Jython
8 2 (10.00%) SAN

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) CMDB
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (30.00%) LANDesk
1 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
2 5 (25.00%) Remedy
3 4 (20.00%) BMC
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe