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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 35 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 41 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.88% 3.25% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 4.42% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 3
Average daily rate £433 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £405 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.49 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.49 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-26.52% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 543 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.50% 73.58% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 249 220
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 17 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 17 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
Warrington - 13 £456 - 1
Chester -18 12 £388 +33.04%
Knutsford - 2 £120 - 2
Macclesfield +3 1 - -
Crewe - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Service Delivery
North West

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 29 (44.62%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Project Management
2 18 (27.69%) Finance
3 15 (23.08%) Service Management
4 14 (21.54%) Supplier Management
5 13 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
7 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
9 8 (12.31%) SLA
9 8 (12.31%) Business Continuity
9 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
10 7 (10.77%) UNIX
10 7 (10.77%) SAP
11 6 (9.23%) LAN
11 6 (9.23%) WAN
11 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
11 6 (9.23%) NHS
11 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.23%) Banking
11 6 (9.23%) APMP
11 6 (9.23%) Release Management
12 5 (7.69%) Validation
12 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
13 4 (6.15%) Middleware
13 4 (6.15%) SNMP
13 4 (6.15%) MS Office

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.62%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) LAN
1 6 (9.23%) WAN
2 4 (6.15%) Wireless
2 4 (6.15%) SNMP
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) VPN
3 3 (4.62%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) MPLS
4 2 (3.08%) PSTN
4 2 (3.08%) LDAP
4 2 (3.08%) ADSL
4 2 (3.08%) ISDN
4 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SAP BW
1 3 (4.62%) SAP BI
2 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.08%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Billing
4 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Service Manager
2 17 (26.15%) Delivery Manager
3 16 (24.62%) Analyst
4 12 (18.46%) Services Delivery Manager
5 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.77%) Service Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Transition Manager
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Support
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Supplier Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) JSON
2 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.54%) RESTful
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) NHS
2 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Open Source
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) UNIX
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Project Management
3 15 (23.08%) Service Management
4 14 (21.54%) Supplier Management
5 13 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.31%) Business Continuity
9 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.23%) Release Management
10 5 (7.69%) Validation
10 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.15%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (6.15%) Process Management
11 4 (6.15%) Change Management
11 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
12 3 (4.62%) Password Management
12 3 (4.62%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) C#
2 2 (3.08%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.54%) PHP
3 1 (1.54%) C++
3 1 (1.54%) VB
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) Ruby
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) APMP
4 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.08%) PMP
5 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) CCNP
5 2 (3.08%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) CISSP
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) COBIT
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.54%) SCCM
1 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) SAP
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (3.08%) ProCurve
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) Dell
5 1 (1.54%) CA
5 1 (1.54%) Mercator
5 1 (1.54%) Symantec
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