The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 48 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing ITSM 10 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 0.60% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.75% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 8
Median daily rate £313 £450 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -12.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £530 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
-15.62% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.21 £18.05 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-37.89% +20.33%
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
557 803 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.76% 80.30% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 559 318
Median daily rate £415 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington - 7 £275 -
Chester 0 2 £520 +15.55%
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 24 (88.89%) ITIL
2 16 (59.26%) Service Management
2 16 (59.26%) Change Management
3 13 (48.15%) Open Source
3 13 (48.15%) SaaS
3 13 (48.15%) PaaS
3 13 (48.15%) IaaS
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Problem Management
5 9 (33.33%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) Project Management
6 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
7 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (22.22%) Degree
7 6 (22.22%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
8 5 (18.52%) Network Design
8 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
8 5 (18.52%) MS Project
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
9 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
10 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
10 3 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) iPhone
10 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
1 5 (18.52%) MS Project
1 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) IaaS
1 13 (48.15%) PaaS
1 13 (48.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
1 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) LDAP
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Design Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.70%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (11.11%) iPhone
4 2 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
1 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) ITIL
2 16 (59.26%) Change Management
2 16 (59.26%) Service Management
3 13 (48.15%) Open Source
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Problem Management
5 9 (33.33%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
6 8 (29.63%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) Network Design
7 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
9 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 3 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
3 3 (11.11%) BMC
3 3 (11.11%) F5
3 3 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (7.41%) FireEye
5 1 (3.70%) HP