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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Delivery
Rank 51 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 35 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.43% 1.73% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 2.07% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 7
Median daily rate £425 £373 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +52.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £182 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+41.53% +30.00%
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
871 821 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.39% 83.35% 79.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 525 314
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 30
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £38.50 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -7 14 £463 +77.88% 2
Chester +8 8 £425 +26.86%
Macclesfield -1 5 £350 -12.50%
Knutsford - 2 £308 -
Sandbach - 1 £275 -
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (38.78%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) ITIL
3 13 (26.53%) Project Management
4 9 (18.37%) Change Management
5 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.29%) Service Management
6 7 (14.29%) Windows
6 7 (14.29%) SLA
6 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Migration
8 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (10.20%) Degree
8 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
8 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
9 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
9 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.16%) Linux
9 4 (8.16%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (8.16%) IBM
9 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.16%) VMware

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 (4.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) VoIP
1 3 (6.12%) WAN
2 2 (4.08%) BGP
2 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) IGRP
2 2 (4.08%) Intranet
2 2 (4.08%) Network Security
2 2 (4.08%) OSPF
2 2 (4.08%) PBX
2 2 (4.08%) SAN
2 2 (4.08%) SSL
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) NuGet
2 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Local Government
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Service Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Service Integration Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Services Delivery Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) IVR
2 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.04%) Informatics
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) PMI
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) Project Management
3 9 (18.37%) Change Management
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.29%) Service Management
6 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
7 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
8 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.12%) Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
10 2 (4.08%) DevOps
10 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Jython
2 2 (4.08%) VB
2 2 (4.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
1 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) CCNA
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.08%) CCNP
4 2 (4.08%) JNCIA
4 2 (4.08%) MCSA
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) CCENT
5 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) COBIT
3 1 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) Val IT
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 4 (8.16%) IBM
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) Dynatrace
4 2 (4.08%) Juniper
4 2 (4.08%) Nortel
5 1 (2.04%) Ariba
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) Avaya
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.04%) SAP