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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 59 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 18 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.86% 2.12% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.76% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
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£388 £245 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.16% -20.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £112 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
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
804 616 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.89% 76.81% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 305 240
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 26
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 0 7 £338 -12.90% 1
Macclesfield -1 3 £400 - 2
Chester +4 2 £355 - 2
Runcorn - 1 - - 4
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Change Control
4 7 (18.92%) Service Management
4 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (18.92%) CRM
4 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) Oracle
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (16.22%) Local Government
5 6 (16.22%) C
5 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 6 (16.22%) Network Management
6 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
7 4 (10.81%) Network Design
7 4 (10.81%) eTOM
7 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
7 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (10.81%) Huawei
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
7 4 (10.81%) Resource Management
7 4 (10.81%) HSPA
7 4 (10.81%) LTE
7 4 (10.81%) 2G
7 4 (10.81%) Change Management

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (2.70%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) HSPA
1 4 (10.81%) LTE
1 4 (10.81%) 2G
1 4 (10.81%) 3G
1 4 (10.81%) GPRS
1 4 (10.81%) GSM
1 4 (10.81%) WCDMA
1 4 (10.81%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (10.81%) 4G
2 1 (2.70%) Broadband
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Local Government
3 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 4 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Service Manager
2 8 (21.62%) Consultant
3 7 (18.92%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Service Transition Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Transition Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Coach
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Payroll Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Support
7 2 (5.41%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior RAN Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML5
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) GIS
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Biometrics
2 1 (2.70%) Handset
2 1 (2.70%) IVR
2 1 (2.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Change Control
3 7 (18.92%) Service Management
3 7 (18.92%) CRM
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
4 6 (16.22%) Network Management
5 4 (10.81%) Network Design
5 4 (10.81%) eTOM
5 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.81%) Resource Management
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) GxP
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Oozie
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Huawei
2 4 (10.81%) Mapinfo
2 4 (10.81%) Business Objects
2 4 (10.81%) Nortel
2 4 (10.81%) Ericsson
2 4 (10.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix