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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 48 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ITSM 17 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.36% - 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£516 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £361 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.11% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
558 774 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.61% 78.18% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 353 294
Average daily rate £395 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 46 16
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £18.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 10 £504 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 28 (90.32%) ITIL
2 11 (35.48%) Service Management
3 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (29.03%) Information Architecture
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
7 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
7 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
8 5 (16.13%) CRAMM
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
8 5 (16.13%) ISEB
8 5 (16.13%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (12.90%) Project Management
9 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
9 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
10 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
10 3 (9.68%) MS Office
10 3 (9.68%) PMP
10 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.68%) HP
10 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
10 3 (9.68%) Change Management
10 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (6.45%) CISA
11 2 (6.45%) Information Security

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Incident Manager
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) ITIL
2 11 (35.48%) Service Management
3 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (29.03%) Information Architecture
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
6 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
7 5 (16.13%) CRAMM
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
8 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
9 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
9 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.68%) Change Management
10 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (6.45%) Information Security
10 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
11 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) PMP
4 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CISA
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow