The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 58 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing ITSM 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.70% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£373 £100 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+272.50% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £100 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £100 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +7.82%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 568 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.02% 74.05% 63.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 249 300
Average daily rate £385 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.03 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.84 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
ITSM
North West

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 30 July 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
Knutsford +9 3 £425 -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (50.00%) Web Services
1 6 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) HTTP
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) BMC
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) JDBC
6 1 (8.33%) J2EE
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) MS Project
6 1 (8.33%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) CISSP
6 1 (8.33%) PMI
6 1 (8.33%) PMP
6 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Process Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) JDBC
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CISA
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (25.00%) BMC
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) EMC