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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 37 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Service Management 43 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.96% 4.88% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.79% 6.59% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 7
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£525 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £100 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £712 £465 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.28% +4.86%
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
898 592 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.76% 74.09% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 312 304
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.42 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +3 36 £529 +428.75%
Chester -6 1 - -
Knutsford -11 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 34 (47.89%) ITIL
2 27 (38.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (26.76%) Problem Management
3 19 (26.76%) ServiceNow
4 17 (23.94%) Performance Management
4 17 (23.94%) Finance
5 16 (22.54%) BT
5 16 (22.54%) Network Management
6 15 (21.13%) Supplier Management
6 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.72%) Project Management
7 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
7 14 (19.72%) Service Delivery
8 13 (18.31%) Application Performance Management
9 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (16.90%) SLA
10 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.08%) Windows
12 9 (12.68%) MS Office
12 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
13 8 (11.27%) HP
14 7 (9.86%) OpenView
14 7 (9.86%) PMI Certification
14 7 (9.86%) MCP
14 7 (9.86%) Change Management
15 6 (8.45%) ITSM
15 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
15 6 (8.45%) PMI
15 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
15 6 (8.45%) Coaching

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.68%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Project
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.04%) Wireless
2 4 (5.63%) VPN
3 1 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.41%) NAS
3 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Local Government
5 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Billing
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Project Manager
2 12 (16.90%) Service Manager
3 9 (12.68%) Service Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (9.86%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Senior Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Applications Support Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Support Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) RESTful
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.45%) PMI
3 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.63%) Handset
4 3 (4.23%) iPad
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.82%) SecurID
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
4 3 (4.23%) Linux
5 2 (2.82%) HPUX
5 2 (2.82%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) ITIL
2 27 (38.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (26.76%) Problem Management
4 17 (23.94%) Performance Management
5 16 (22.54%) Network Management
6 15 (21.13%) Supplier Management
7 14 (19.72%) Service Delivery
7 14 (19.72%) Project Management
8 13 (18.31%) Application Performance Management
9 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (9.86%) Change Management
11 6 (8.45%) ITSM
11 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.45%) Coaching
11 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
12 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.04%) TOGAF
13 4 (5.63%) Release Management
13 4 (5.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) C++
1 2 (2.82%) Java
1 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
1 2 (2.82%) Python
2 1 (1.41%) Jython
2 1 (1.41%) Perl
2 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) MCP
1 7 (9.86%) PMI Certification
2 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.63%) MCDST
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) APMP
7 1 (1.41%) PMP
7 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) OpenView
2 5 (7.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) ServiceNow
2 16 (22.54%) BT
3 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.27%) HP
5 5 (7.04%) Citrix
6 2 (2.82%) BMC
6 2 (2.82%) NetApp
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 2 (2.82%) Apple
6 2 (2.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.41%) AppSense
7 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.41%) Lotus
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco
7 1 (1.41%) Avaya