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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 54 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing ITSM 16 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.05% 1.53% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.84% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 2
Median daily rate £400 £320 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £453 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £386
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.70 £19.26 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +18.52%
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
656 817 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.28% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 319
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 27
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +8 13 £395 -10.22%
Chester -10 2 £520 +70.63% 2
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 14 (58.33%) Service Management
3 10 (41.67%) Change Management
4 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) SaaS
6 6 (25.00%) PaaS
6 6 (25.00%) IaaS
6 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 6 (25.00%) Open Source
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) FireEye
8 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
8 4 (16.67%) LAN
8 4 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.50%) Unix
9 3 (12.50%) Windows

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 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) SaaS
2 6 (25.00%) IaaS
2 6 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
1 4 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Information Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Integration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) iPhone
3 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Health Informatics
4 1 (4.17%) Informatics
4 1 (4.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
1 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 14 (58.33%) Service Management
3 10 (41.67%) Change Management
4 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (25.00%) Open Source
6 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 6 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Network Design
9 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (8.33%) Validation
10 1 (4.17%) E-Procurement
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) FireEye
1 5 (20.83%) HP
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Apple
2 3 (12.50%) BMC
2 3 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) F5