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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 49 44 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Service Management 26 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.75% 3.24% 5.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 4.07% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 25
Average daily rate £400 £135 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -69.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £110 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £418 £687
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £26.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.06% -0.67%
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
769 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.46% 79.64% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 377 351
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.67 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 12 £533 +384.09% 3
Knutsford -2 7 £358 -10.62% 2
Chester +2 2 £375 -
Runcorn - 1 £230 -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 48 (53.33%) ITIL
2 32 (35.56%) Finance
2 32 (35.56%) ServiceNow
3 26 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (25.56%) Performance Management
6 20 (22.22%) Project Management
7 19 (21.11%) BT
7 19 (21.11%) Network Management
8 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 17 (18.89%) SLA
9 17 (18.89%) Problem Management
10 15 (16.67%) Application Performance Management
11 14 (15.56%) SCCM
11 14 (15.56%) Supplier Management
11 14 (15.56%) Service Delivery
12 13 (14.44%) Management Information System
12 13 (14.44%) PMI
12 13 (14.44%) PMI Certification
12 13 (14.44%) MCP
12 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
12 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
12 13 (14.44%) ITIL V3
13 12 (13.33%) Coaching
13 12 (13.33%) Banking
13 12 (13.33%) MS Office
13 12 (13.33%) HP
14 11 (12.22%) OpenView
14 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
15 10 (11.11%) Telecoms

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (2.22%) CICS
1 2 (2.22%) JBoss
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Maximo
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.33%) Wireless
3 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) LAN
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.11%) Firewall
4 1 (1.11%) Network Security
4 1 (1.11%) WAN
4 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (1.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (35.56%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Banking
3 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Local Government
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Electronics
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Analyst
2 16 (17.78%) Project Manager
3 15 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Service Manager
5 11 (12.22%) Senior Manager
5 11 (12.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (6.67%) ITIL Manager
7 6 (6.67%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.56%) Applications Manager
8 5 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.56%) Architect
8 5 (5.56%) ITIL Service Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.44%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Portfolio Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Service Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Support Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) EJB
2 5 (5.56%) JSP
2 5 (5.56%) Servlets
3 3 (3.33%) Middleware
3 3 (3.33%) VXML
4 2 (2.22%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.22%) J2EE
4 2 (2.22%) JMS
4 2 (2.22%) Struts
4 2 (2.22%) WSDL
4 2 (2.22%) XML
4 2 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Management Information System
1 13 (14.44%) PMI
2 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.33%) IVR
2 3 (3.33%) VUI
3 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.22%) Contactless
3 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.22%) Handset
3 2 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.22%) iPad
3 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (2.22%) AIX
4 2 (2.22%) Unix
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) ITIL
2 26 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (25.56%) Performance Management
5 20 (22.22%) Project Management
6 19 (21.11%) Network Management
7 17 (18.89%) Problem Management
8 15 (16.67%) Application Performance Management
9 14 (15.56%) Service Delivery
9 14 (15.56%) Supplier Management
10 13 (14.44%) ITIL V3
11 12 (13.33%) Coaching
12 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.78%) Change Management
13 7 (7.78%) ITSM
14 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
14 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
15 5 (5.56%) Migration
15 5 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
15 5 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.89%) Java
3 4 (4.44%) C++
3 4 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) Assembly Language
4 2 (2.22%) COBOL
4 2 (2.22%) SQL
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) MCP
1 13 (14.44%) PMI Certification
1 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) APMP
6 2 (2.22%) MCDST
6 2 (2.22%) MCSA
7 1 (1.11%) CCNA
7 1 (1.11%) CCNP
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.11%) Degree
7 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.89%) SLA
2 6 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.11%) P3O
3 1 (1.11%) Val IT
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (15.56%) SCCM
2 11 (12.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) ServiceNow
2 19 (21.11%) BT
3 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (4.44%) Citrix
6 2 (2.22%) Chordiant
6 2 (2.22%) IBM
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle
7 1 (1.11%) Apple
7 1 (1.11%) BMC
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco
7 1 (1.11%) Juniper
7 1 (1.11%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) Sun
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago