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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 47 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 21 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.88% 2.45% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 3.13% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 15
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£493 £550 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% +45.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £410 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.16 £17.78
% change year-on-year
-13.36% -9.11%
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
566 766 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.64% 78.16% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 349 291
Average daily rate £395 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 46 18
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £73.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -11 12 £493 -10.45% 3
Knutsford +8 1 £118 - 4
Chester +7 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (56.36%) ITIL
2 21 (38.18%) Service Management
3 17 (30.91%) Risk Management
4 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 14 (25.45%) Finance
6 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) SLA
8 10 (18.18%) Cisco
8 10 (18.18%) CRAMM
8 10 (18.18%) F5
8 10 (18.18%) Supplier Management
9 9 (16.36%) ISEB
10 7 (12.73%) MPLS
10 7 (12.73%) OSPF
10 7 (12.73%) BGP
10 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (12.73%) Juniper
10 7 (12.73%) Riverbed
10 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.91%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.91%) ITSM
12 5 (9.09%) CCNP
12 5 (9.09%) Windows
12 5 (9.09%) Oracle
12 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
12 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
12 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
13 4 (7.27%) Banking

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.45%) IIS
1 3 (5.45%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) MPLS
1 7 (12.73%) OSPF
1 7 (12.73%) BGP
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.45%) BODI
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Service Manager
2 18 (32.73%) Delivery Manager
3 17 (30.91%) Services Delivery Manager
4 9 (16.36%) Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Operations Manager
6 7 (12.73%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Service Operations Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Manager
9 3 (5.45%) IT Services Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Transition Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Service Design Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.82%) Coordinator
11 1 (1.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) PMI
6 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (1.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.45%) HPUX
2 3 (5.45%) Solaris
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) ITIL
2 21 (38.18%) Service Management
3 17 (30.91%) Risk Management
4 10 (18.18%) CRAMM
4 10 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 6 (10.91%) ITSM
6 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.27%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.27%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) Change Management
8 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.45%) Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Time Management
8 3 (5.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
2 1 (1.82%) Java
2 1 (1.82%) PHP
2 1 (1.82%) VB
2 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) ISEB
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.09%) CCNP
6 3 (5.45%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.64%) CCIE
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Cisco
1 10 (18.18%) F5
2 7 (12.73%) Juniper
2 7 (12.73%) Riverbed
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.45%) HP
5 3 (5.45%) Compuware
5 3 (5.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) McAfee
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) CA
7 1 (1.82%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.82%) Fujitsu
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