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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 69 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing ITSM 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 1.40% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 1.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £14.08
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +42.02%
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
602 607 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.59% 77.03% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 285 244
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 27 February 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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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 - 1 - -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (94.44%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) Service Management
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Risk Management
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
6 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
6 5 (27.78%) CRAMM
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
6 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) ISEB
7 4 (22.22%) HP
7 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (16.67%) Information Architecture
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) Replication
9 2 (11.11%) Legal
9 2 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (11.11%) Project Management
9 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
9 2 (11.11%) Local Government
9 2 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (5.56%) Software Asset Management
10 1 (5.56%) Performance Improvement

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Service Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Manager
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Design Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Replication
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) Service Management
3 7 (38.89%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 5 (27.78%) CRAMM
5 3 (16.67%) Information Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) PMP
4 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft