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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Service Management (ITSM)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing ITSM 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.77% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.99% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%

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
387 710 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.66% 78.54% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 459 331
Median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 - 3 £325 -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Service Management
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
4 7 (46.67%) Project Management
4 7 (46.67%) Open Source
4 7 (46.67%) SaaS
4 7 (46.67%) PaaS
4 7 (46.67%) IaaS
5 6 (40.00%) Banking
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Network Design
6 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) MS Project
6 5 (33.33%) Validation
6 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
6 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
7 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (20.00%) F5
8 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (20.00%) DevOps
9 2 (13.33%) User Experience
9 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (13.33%) Blackberry

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) MS Project
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) IaaS
1 7 (46.67%) PaaS
1 7 (46.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Service Management
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
4 7 (46.67%) Open Source
4 7 (46.67%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Network Design
5 5 (33.33%) Validation
6 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (20.00%) DevOps
7 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (6.67%) Process Management
9 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 3 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy