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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 37 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Service Management 30 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.89% 2.51% 4.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 3.00% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 18
Median daily rate £475 £458 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +47.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £259 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £580 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-1.69% +0.42%
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
644 767 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.53% 83.64% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 458 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +15 21 £475 -8.21% 4
Knutsford +2 4 - -
Chester -3 2 £520 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 40 (62.50%) ITIL
2 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 15 (23.44%) Finance
4 15 (23.44%) ITSM
4 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
5 14 (21.88%) DevOps
5 14 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 13 (20.31%) Change Management
6 13 (20.31%) Project Management
7 12 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 11 (17.19%) Problem Management
8 11 (17.19%) SDLC
8 11 (17.19%) Mainframe
8 11 (17.19%) Windows
8 11 (17.19%) MS Office
8 11 (17.19%) SQL
8 11 (17.19%) Oracle
9 10 (15.63%) PMI
9 10 (15.63%) PMI Certification
9 10 (15.63%) VMware
9 10 (15.63%) WebSphere
10 9 (14.06%) LAN
10 9 (14.06%) Web Services
11 8 (12.50%) XML
11 8 (12.50%) XSD
11 8 (12.50%) EJB
11 8 (12.50%) JSP
11 8 (12.50%) Servlets

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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Office
2 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.25%) MS Project
4 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) IaaS
1 6 (9.38%) PaaS
1 6 (9.38%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) LAN
2 6 (9.38%) WAN
3 5 (7.81%) Skype
4 4 (6.25%) Wireless
5 3 (4.69%) Firewall
5 3 (4.69%) VPN
6 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.56%) DNS
7 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 8 (12.50%) Subversion
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Military
4 3 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Service Manager
2 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Integration Manager
3 11 (17.19%) Service Integration Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Designer
8 3 (4.69%) Environment Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.13%) ITIL Service Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Service Transition Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 8 (12.50%) EJB
2 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 8 (12.50%) J2EE
2 8 (12.50%) JMS
2 8 (12.50%) JSP
2 8 (12.50%) Servlets
2 8 (12.50%) Struts
2 8 (12.50%) WSDL
2 8 (12.50%) XML
2 8 (12.50%) XSD
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Mainframe
2 10 (15.63%) PMI
3 7 (10.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
5 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.56%) HACMP
7 1 (1.56%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.56%) Informatics
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (7.81%) AIX
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) ITIL
2 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 15 (23.44%) ITSM
5 14 (21.88%) DevOps
5 14 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.31%) Change Management
6 13 (20.31%) Project Management
7 12 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 11 (17.19%) Problem Management
8 11 (17.19%) SDLC
9 8 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (12.50%) CMMI
9 8 (12.50%) PRINCE
9 8 (12.50%) RUP
10 7 (10.94%) Open Source
10 7 (10.94%) Performance Management
11 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.38%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Assembly Language
2 8 (12.50%) COBOL
2 8 (12.50%) Java
2 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) PMI Certification
3 8 (12.50%) Degree
3 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
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
6 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.13%) CCNP
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.56%) CCIE
8 1 (1.56%) CCNA
8 1 (1.56%) CCSP
8 1 (1.56%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.13%) OpenView
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) Oracle
3 10 (15.63%) VMware
4 8 (12.50%) Chordiant
4 8 (12.50%) IBM
5 5 (7.81%) HP
5 5 (7.81%) Sun
6 3 (4.69%) Ab Initio
6 3 (4.69%) ATG
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) Lotus
6 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.56%) F5
8 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat