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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 43 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Service Management 27 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.44% 6.98% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 9.06% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 7
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£260 £443 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.24% +31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £328 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £685 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £26.24 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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
602 607 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.59% 77.03% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 285 244
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Warrington -8 18 £120 -81.53% 2
Knutsford -5 5 £400 +20.84% 2
Chester +1 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Sandbach - - - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 53 (82.81%) ITIL
2 36 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 35 (54.69%) HP
4 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
5 32 (50.00%) SLA
6 28 (43.75%) MS Office
7 27 (42.19%) MCP
7 27 (42.19%) OpenView
8 26 (40.63%) Lotus
8 26 (40.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (40.63%) IBM Notes
9 23 (35.94%) Security Cleared
10 19 (29.69%) SC Cleared
11 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
12 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
13 10 (15.63%) Finance
13 10 (15.63%) ITSM
14 9 (14.06%) Performance Management
14 9 (14.06%) Problem Management
15 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
15 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
15 8 (12.50%) Windows
16 7 (10.94%) Business Objects
17 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
17 6 (9.38%) Banking
17 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
18 5 (7.81%) CRAMM
18 5 (7.81%) VCP4
18 5 (7.81%) Performance Improvement
18 5 (7.81%) UNIX

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (40.63%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) Documentum
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (43.75%) MS Office
3 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) GPRS
1 4 (6.25%) GSM
1 4 (6.25%) WCDMA
1 4 (6.25%) 2G
1 4 (6.25%) HSPA
1 4 (6.25%) LTE
1 4 (6.25%) 3G
1 4 (6.25%) 4G
1 4 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.13%) VPN
3 2 (3.13%) Intranet
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) Wireless
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.69%) BODI
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Subversion
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.63%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Analyst
2 29 (45.31%) Service Analyst
3 27 (42.19%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Service Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.13%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Problem Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.13%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (3.13%) Consultant
6 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Domain Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Technical Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) XML
2 2 (3.13%) WSDL
2 2 (3.13%) Java EE
2 2 (3.13%) JSON
2 2 (3.13%) jQuery
2 2 (3.13%) HTML5
2 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.69%) Replication
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) Handset
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) UNIX
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) AIX
4 3 (4.69%) HPUX
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
4 3 (4.69%) Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (82.81%) ITIL
2 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
3 10 (15.63%) ITSM
4 9 (14.06%) Problem Management
4 9 (14.06%) Performance Management
5 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.81%) CRAMM
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (6.25%) Network Management
8 4 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.25%) Resource Management
8 4 (6.25%) eTOM
8 4 (6.25%) Network Design
9 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (4.69%) Time Management
10 2 (3.13%) CAFM
10 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) C
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
3 2 (3.13%) C++
3 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 27 (42.19%) MCP
2 23 (35.94%) Security Cleared
3 19 (29.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) VCP4
4 5 (7.81%) ISEB
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.56%) MCDST
7 1 (1.56%) MCTS
7 1 (1.56%) MCSA
7 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (42.19%) OpenView
2 26 (40.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.56%) OVSD
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (54.69%) HP
2 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
3 26 (40.63%) Lotus
4 7 (10.94%) Business Objects
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle
6 4 (6.25%) Mapinfo
6 4 (6.25%) Huawei
6 4 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (6.25%) Nortel
6 4 (6.25%) Ericsson
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco
7 3 (4.69%) F5
7 3 (4.69%) VMware
7 3 (4.69%) Compuware
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix
9 1 (1.56%) BMC
9 1 (1.56%) CA
9 1 (1.56%) Sun
9 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
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