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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 49 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Service Management 44 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.99% 2.70% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 3.23% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 13
Median daily rate £433 £260 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -47.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £120 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.92 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -31.53%
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
931 836 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.41% 83.68% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 524 311
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 46
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.77 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Service Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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 +6 29 £475 +84.46%
Knutsford -6 7 £425 - 3
Macclesfield -9 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £230 -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 34 (53.13%) ITIL
2 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.25%) Finance
4 18 (28.13%) PRINCE2
5 17 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
6 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
7 14 (21.88%) SDLC
7 14 (21.88%) Java
7 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
9 12 (18.75%) Project Management
10 11 (17.19%) EJB
10 11 (17.19%) JSP
10 11 (17.19%) Servlets
10 11 (17.19%) PMI
10 11 (17.19%) PMI Certification
11 10 (15.63%) MS Office
11 10 (15.63%) ITSM
11 10 (15.63%) WebSphere
12 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
12 9 (14.06%) Web Services
12 9 (14.06%) Windows
13 8 (12.50%) JBoss
13 8 (12.50%) RUP
13 8 (12.50%) ClearCase
13 8 (12.50%) Chordiant
13 8 (12.50%) LAN
13 8 (12.50%) XML
13 8 (12.50%) XSD

Service Management
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 10 (15.63%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.50%) CICS
2 8 (12.50%) JBoss
2 8 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Maximo
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) LAN
2 6 (9.38%) WAN
3 5 (7.81%) Skype
4 4 (6.25%) Firewall
4 4 (6.25%) Internet
4 4 (6.25%) VPN
4 4 (6.25%) Wireless
5 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.56%) Network Security
7 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 8 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.25%) Military
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Local Government
5 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Billing
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Service Manager
3 12 (18.75%) Integration Manager
4 10 (15.63%) Service Integration Manager
5 9 (14.06%) Service Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Designer
7 5 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) IT Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) ITIL Service Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Java Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Project Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Service Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) EJB
1 11 (17.19%) JSP
1 11 (17.19%) Servlets
2 9 (14.06%) Web Services
3 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 8 (12.50%) J2EE
3 8 (12.50%) JMS
3 8 (12.50%) Struts
3 8 (12.50%) WSDL
3 8 (12.50%) XML
3 8 (12.50%) XSD
4 3 (4.69%) Middleware
4 3 (4.69%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) PMI
2 8 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 7 (10.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.69%) IVR
5 3 (4.69%) VUI
6 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.13%) Contactless
6 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.56%) HACMP
7 1 (1.56%) Handset
7 1 (1.56%) Informatics
7 1 (1.56%) iPad
7 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.25%) Unix
4 3 (4.69%) Android
4 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.13%) AIX
5 2 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Solaris
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) ITIL
2 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (28.13%) PRINCE2
4 17 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
6 14 (21.88%) SDLC
7 12 (18.75%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) ITSM
9 8 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (12.50%) Change Management
9 8 (12.50%) CMMI
9 8 (12.50%) PRINCE
9 8 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 8 (12.50%) RUP
10 7 (10.94%) DevOps
10 7 (10.94%) Performance Management
10 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
11 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
12 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Java
2 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 8 (12.50%) COBOL
3 8 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) C++
4 2 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.19%) PMI Certification
3 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 5 (7.81%) ISEB
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.81%) MCP
4 5 (7.81%) Sun Certification
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.69%) CCNP
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.13%) CCNA
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.56%) APMP
8 1 (1.56%) CCIE
8 1 (1.56%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (1.56%) MCDST
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) Val IT
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) OpenView
1 3 (4.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SmoothWall
2 2 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Chordiant
2 8 (12.50%) IBM
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (10.94%) VMware
4 6 (9.38%) HP
5 5 (7.81%) Sun
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco
6 4 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.69%) Citrix
7 3 (4.69%) Juniper
8 2 (3.13%) Lotus
9 1 (1.56%) BMC
9 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.56%) Remedy