The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Delivery
Rank 48 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 22 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.85% 3.38% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 4.04% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 9
Median daily rate £438 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £322 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £543 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+32.85% +20.68%
Service Delivery
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
644 767 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.31% 83.64% 75.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 458 310
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 24
Median hourly rate £62.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Service Delivery as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Delivery across the Cheshire region.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Cheshire region.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 -1 11 £450 -13.04% 5
Macclesfield +4 6 £350 -7.89%
Crewe - 1 £550 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £308 -
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) ITIL
3 11 (23.40%) Project Management
3 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) Matrix Organization
5 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (14.89%) Change Management
6 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.89%) Supplier Management
7 6 (12.77%) Migration
7 6 (12.77%) Windows
7 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
7 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
7 6 (12.77%) ServiceNow
8 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (10.64%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (10.64%) Degree
8 5 (10.64%) Service Management
9 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.51%) SLA
9 4 (8.51%) IBM
9 4 (8.51%) Linux
9 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
9 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Service Delivery
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 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
1 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SSL
1 3 (6.38%) WAN
2 2 (4.26%) BGP
2 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) IGRP
2 2 (4.26%) Intranet
2 2 (4.26%) Network Security
2 2 (4.26%) OSPF
2 2 (4.26%) PBX
2 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) MPLS
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.26%) ClearQuest
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) NuGet
2 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Local Government
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Analyst
1 8 (17.02%) Service Manager
2 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Administrator
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cutover Manager
5 2 (4.26%) HR Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) HR Business Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Service Design Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Service Integration Manager
5 2 (4.26%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) IVR
3 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.13%) Informatics
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
1 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) AIX
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Project Management
3 9 (19.15%) Matrix Organization
4 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
5 7 (14.89%) Change Management
5 7 (14.89%) Supplier Management
6 6 (12.77%) Migration
6 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
7 5 (10.64%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.38%) Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (6.38%) Service Design
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
10 2 (4.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) Jython
2 2 (4.26%) VB
2 2 (4.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
1 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) CCNA
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.26%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) JNCIA
4 2 (4.26%) MCSA
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CCENT
5 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) BladeLogic
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) ServiceNow
2 4 (8.51%) IBM
3 3 (6.38%) Juniper
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Dynatrace
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Nortel
4 2 (4.26%) Saba
5 1 (2.13%) Ariba
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.13%) SAP