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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Delivery
Rank 45 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 23 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.91% 3.76% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 4.40% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 23
Median daily rate £488 £518 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £345 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £696 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
- +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.26%
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
679 977 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.84% 85.33% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 671 320
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £602 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 41
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 0 17 £488 -7.14% 2
Macclesfield -2 3 - -
Knutsford +8 1 - -
Chester +7 1 £325 -
Crewe - 1 £550 -
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 16 (30.19%) Project Management
3 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
3 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 9 (16.98%) Change Control
4 9 (16.98%) Service Management
5 8 (15.09%) Change Management
5 8 (15.09%) Programme Management
5 8 (15.09%) JIRA
5 8 (15.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (15.09%) Windows
6 7 (13.21%) ITIL
6 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
6 7 (13.21%) Service Design
7 6 (11.32%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
7 6 (11.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
7 6 (11.32%) Wiki
7 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
7 6 (11.32%) WAN
7 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
8 5 (9.43%) SLA
8 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
8 5 (9.43%) MS Office

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 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
1 3 (5.66%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) WAN
2 4 (7.55%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) BGP
3 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) IGRP
3 2 (3.77%) Intranet
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
3 2 (3.77%) OSPF
3 2 (3.77%) PBX
3 2 (3.77%) SSL
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) VoIP
4 1 (1.89%) MPLS
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Local Government
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Delivery Manager
2 12 (22.64%) Service Manager
3 11 (20.75%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Services Delivery Manager
5 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.66%) HR Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) HR Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Service Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Wiki
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.66%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) IVR
4 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.89%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.89%) Informatics
5 1 (1.89%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Project Management
3 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
4 9 (16.98%) Change Control
4 9 (16.98%) Service Management
5 8 (15.09%) Change Management
5 8 (15.09%) Programme Management
6 7 (13.21%) ITIL
6 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
6 7 (13.21%) Service Design
6 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.32%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.43%) Business Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
9 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (9.43%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.77%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) Juniper
3 3 (5.66%) Saba
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) AppSense
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Dynatrace
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) Nortel
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Ariba
5 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.89%) HP