The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 40 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 31 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.85% 3.17% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 4.29% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Average daily rate £425 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £145 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £363 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 560 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.27% 74.07% 62.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 235
Average daily rate £388 £351 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Service Delivery
North West

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -20 10 £425 +100.00%
Warrington - 7 £399 -
Macclesfield +1 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (43.75%) ITIL
2 18 (28.13%) Project Management
3 17 (26.56%) Finance
4 15 (23.44%) Service Management
5 14 (21.88%) Supplier Management
6 13 (20.31%) Risk Management
7 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
9 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.50%) Banking
10 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 7 (10.94%) UNIX
11 7 (10.94%) SLA
11 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity
12 6 (9.38%) WAN
12 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
12 6 (9.38%) NHS
12 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
12 6 (9.38%) LAN
12 6 (9.38%) APMP
12 6 (9.38%) Release Management
13 5 (7.81%) SAP
13 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
13 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
13 5 (7.81%) Validation
14 4 (6.25%) Process Management
14 4 (6.25%) Change Management
14 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
14 4 (6.25%) Wireless

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.13%) NetWeaver
1 2 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) LAN
1 6 (9.38%) WAN
2 4 (6.25%) Wireless
2 4 (6.25%) SNMP
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 3 (4.69%) PSTN
3 3 (4.69%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.13%) LDAP
4 2 (3.13%) ADSL
4 2 (3.13%) ISDN
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) MPLS
4 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.56%) MGW
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
1 2 (3.13%) SAP BI
1 2 (3.13%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Billing
3 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Service Manager
2 17 (26.56%) Delivery Manager
3 15 (23.44%) Analyst
4 12 (18.75%) Services Delivery Manager
5 8 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Project Manager
6 7 (10.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Transition Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Supplier Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Process Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.56%) RESTful
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) NHS
2 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) CMDB
4 1 (1.56%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) UNIX
2 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) ITIL
2 18 (28.13%) Project Management
3 15 (23.44%) Service Management
4 14 (21.88%) Supplier Management
5 13 (20.31%) Risk Management
6 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity
9 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.38%) Release Management
10 5 (7.81%) Validation
11 4 (6.25%) Process Management
11 4 (6.25%) Change Management
11 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (4.69%) Information Management
12 3 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (4.69%) Identity Management
12 3 (4.69%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) C#
2 2 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) PHP
3 1 (1.56%) C++
3 1 (1.56%) VB
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) Ruby
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) APMP
4 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.13%) PMP
5 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Degree
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) COBIT
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
1 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) SAP
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (3.13%) ProCurve
3 2 (3.13%) HP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Avaya
4 1 (1.56%) CA
4 1 (1.56%) Mercator
4 1 (1.56%) Symantec
4 1 (1.56%) Verint
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £235 - £245 per day
Posted: 9 days ago