The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management 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 Management 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
Service Management
Rank 52 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing Service Management 25 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.58% 3.49% 5.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 4.55% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
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£425 £495 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £224 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £548 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £19.00 £16.65
% change year-on-year
-29.73% +14.11%
Service Management
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 Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Management across the Cheshire region.

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Service Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Management across the Cheshire region.

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Management
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 Management 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
Macclesfield +1 5 - -
Knutsford +5 4 £572 - 2
Chester +4 4 £425 +37.09%
Warrington -18 2 - - 3
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 36 (70.59%) ITIL
2 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (31.37%) HP
4 15 (29.41%) SLA
5 14 (27.45%) OpenView
6 13 (25.49%) Finance
6 13 (25.49%) MCP
6 13 (25.49%) MS Office
7 11 (21.57%) Windows
7 11 (21.57%) IBM Notes
7 11 (21.57%) Lotus
7 11 (21.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
9 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
9 7 (13.73%) Banking
10 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 6 (11.76%) Linux
10 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
11 5 (9.80%) SDLC
11 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
11 5 (9.80%) Performance Management
11 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
11 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
11 5 (9.80%) Citrix
11 5 (9.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint

Service Management
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 Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (21.57%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (25.49%) MS Office
3 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) 2G
2 4 (7.84%) 3G
2 4 (7.84%) WCDMA
2 4 (7.84%) GPRS
2 4 (7.84%) GSM
2 4 (7.84%) HSPA
2 4 (7.84%) LTE
2 4 (7.84%) 4G
2 4 (7.84%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (5.88%) VPN
3 3 (5.88%) Wireless
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) NAS
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.96%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.88%) Retail
6 2 (3.92%) Local Government
7 1 (1.96%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Service Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Service Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Problem Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Implementation Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Senior RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) WSDL
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) jQuery
2 2 (3.92%) Java EE
2 2 (3.92%) JSON
2 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) CMDB
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) Handset
4 2 (3.92%) SecurID
4 2 (3.92%) PMI
4 2 (3.92%) iPad
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.84%) UNIX
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.88%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) HPUX
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
6 2 (3.92%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (70.59%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.80%) SDLC
5 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.84%) eTOM
6 4 (7.84%) Network Design
6 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) Resource Management
6 4 (7.84%) Network Management
6 4 (7.84%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.88%) Release Management
7 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.92%) Jython
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) C++
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
2 2 (3.92%) PHP
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) MCP
2 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.88%) MCDST
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.96%) PMP
6 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) OpenView
2 11 (21.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) HP
3 11 (21.57%) Lotus
4 5 (9.80%) Citrix
5 4 (7.84%) Mapinfo
5 4 (7.84%) Ericsson
5 4 (7.84%) Nortel
5 4 (7.84%) Business Objects
5 4 (7.84%) Huawei
5 4 (7.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 2 (3.92%) Remedy
7 2 (3.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco
8 1 (1.96%) Sun
8 1 (1.96%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) AppSense
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