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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 65 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing ITSM 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.26% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.33% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £388 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 - £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -22.50%
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
768 610 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.88% 79.43% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 383 333
Average daily rate £425 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 48
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 2 £490 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Chester +1 1 £450 -
Runcorn - 1 £230 -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) ServiceNow
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (36.36%) BMC
4 4 (36.36%) Remedy
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Maximo
5 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Electronics
7 1 (9.09%) BT
7 1 (9.09%) Process Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) HTTP
7 1 (9.09%) B2B

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) B2B
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Network Management
6 1 (9.09%) Process Management
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) ServiceNow
2 4 (36.36%) BMC
2 4 (36.36%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) BT
3 1 (9.09%) HP