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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 31 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 38 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.82% 2.19% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 2.87% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 7
Average daily rate
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£485 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £292 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.42 - £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £17.36 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +5.18%
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
585 697 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.14% 76.26% 65.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 334 349
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 28
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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 +12 19 £493 - 4
Chester +3 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 31 (52.54%) ITIL
2 18 (30.51%) Finance
3 17 (28.81%) Service Management
3 17 (28.81%) Risk Management
4 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
5 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
6 12 (20.34%) Supplier Management
7 11 (18.64%) SLA
8 10 (16.95%) CRAMM
9 9 (15.25%) ISEB
9 9 (15.25%) Project Management
10 8 (13.56%) Change Management
10 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (11.86%) Riverbed
11 7 (11.86%) F5
11 7 (11.86%) Banking
11 7 (11.86%) BGP
11 7 (11.86%) Juniper
11 7 (11.86%) MPLS
11 7 (11.86%) OSPF
11 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (11.86%) Cisco
12 6 (10.17%) ITSM
13 5 (8.47%) Performance Management
13 5 (8.47%) Resource Management
13 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
13 5 (8.47%) CCNP
13 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
13 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (6.78%) Customer Engagement

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) MPLS
1 7 (11.86%) OSPF
1 7 (11.86%) BGP
2 3 (5.08%) Wireless
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) PSTN
4 1 (1.69%) VoIP
4 1 (1.69%) H.323
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless Security
4 1 (1.69%) MGW
4 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Service Manager
2 19 (32.20%) Delivery Manager
3 17 (28.81%) Services Delivery Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Project Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Operations Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Service Operations Manager
8 3 (5.08%) IT Services Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Transition Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Applications Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Open Source
5 1 (1.69%) PMI
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) ITIL
2 17 (28.81%) Service Management
2 17 (28.81%) Risk Management
3 12 (20.34%) Supplier Management
4 10 (16.95%) CRAMM
5 9 (15.25%) Project Management
6 8 (13.56%) Change Management
6 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.17%) ITSM
8 5 (8.47%) Performance Management
8 5 (8.47%) Resource Management
8 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.78%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.08%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.08%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.08%) Requirements Management
10 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.08%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) VB
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) C
2 2 (3.39%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) PHP
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) ISEB
4 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.47%) CCNP
6 4 (6.78%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.08%) APMP
8 2 (3.39%) PMP
8 2 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (3.39%) CCIE
9 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
1 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Cisco
1 7 (11.86%) Juniper
1 7 (11.86%) Riverbed
1 7 (11.86%) F5
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) SAP
3 3 (5.08%) CA
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec
4 2 (3.39%) Remedy
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Avaya
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee
5 1 (1.69%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.69%) Verint
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