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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 33 45 61
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 33 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.79% 2.92% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 3.92% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 2
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£398 £334 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.10% +64.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £449 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £355
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.42 - £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.85 £18.98
% change year-on-year
-25.67% +4.58%
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
648 613 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.48% 74.57% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 291 333
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.21 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 10 £413 - 7
Knutsford +4 3 £373 -12.74% 2
Chester -5 1 - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 17 (32.69%) Finance
3 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (23.08%) Service Management
5 11 (21.15%) SLA
5 11 (21.15%) Supplier Management
5 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
6 9 (17.31%) Project Management
7 8 (15.38%) Cisco
7 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (15.38%) MPLS
7 8 (15.38%) Change Management
7 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.46%) Juniper
8 7 (13.46%) OSPF
8 7 (13.46%) BGP
8 7 (13.46%) Banking
8 7 (13.46%) Riverbed
8 7 (13.46%) F5
9 6 (11.54%) CCNP
9 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.62%) MS Office
10 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
10 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
11 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.69%) Windows
11 4 (7.69%) Wireless
11 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 4 (7.69%) Requirements Management

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) MPLS
2 7 (13.46%) OSPF
2 7 (13.46%) BGP
3 4 (7.69%) Wireless
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) PSTN
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.92%) SNMP
6 1 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) ADSL
6 1 (1.92%) ISDN
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.92%) MGW
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Service Manager
2 10 (19.23%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (17.31%) Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Consultant
4 8 (15.38%) Operations Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Service Operations Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Transition Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Applications Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) CMDB
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
2 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) PMI
3 1 (1.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) Service Management
3 11 (21.15%) Supplier Management
4 9 (17.31%) Project Management
5 8 (15.38%) Change Management
5 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.62%) Resource Management
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (7.69%) Requirements Management
8 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.77%) Release Management
10 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.85%) Change Control
10 2 (3.85%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) VB
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) C
2 2 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.54%) CCNP
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (5.77%) APMP
6 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) ISEB
7 2 (3.85%) PMP
8 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Cisco
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Juniper
2 7 (13.46%) Riverbed
2 7 (13.46%) F5
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
3 3 (5.77%) CA
4 2 (3.85%) Symantec
4 2 (3.85%) Remedy
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Verint
5 1 (1.92%) McAfee
5 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Avaya
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