The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 28 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Service Management 48 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.63% 3.62% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 4.93% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 9
Average daily rate £448 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.76% -12.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.74 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Service Management
North West

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Service Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 21 £495 -
Crewe +6 1 £333 -
Knutsford +4 1 £325 -16.12% 5
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 57 (76.00%) ITIL
2 31 (41.33%) Security Cleared
3 28 (37.33%) SC Cleared
4 22 (29.33%) Finance
5 18 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (22.67%) MS Office
7 15 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 15 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
8 13 (17.33%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.00%) LAN
9 12 (16.00%) Asset Management
10 11 (14.67%) TOGAF
10 11 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (14.67%) WAN
10 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
10 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (13.33%) SLA
11 10 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
12 9 (12.00%) Data Analysis
12 9 (12.00%) UNIX
12 9 (12.00%) MVS
12 9 (12.00%) VME
12 9 (12.00%) PaaS
12 9 (12.00%) High Availability
12 9 (12.00%) Big Data
12 9 (12.00%) IaaS
13 8 (10.67%) Project Management
13 8 (10.67%) MCP
13 8 (10.67%) OpenView

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 17 (22.67%) MS Office
2 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.33%) Acrobat
4 4 (5.33%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.33%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) PaaS
1 9 (12.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) LAN
2 11 (14.67%) WAN
3 3 (4.00%) Intranet
4 2 (2.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.33%) DSL
5 1 (1.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) Big Data
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.33%) DataStage
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 22 (29.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Back Office
5 2 (2.67%) Local Government
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Architect
2 17 (22.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 14 (18.67%) Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Service Manager
5 8 (10.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Service Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Architect
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Process Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Risk Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Writer
9 3 (4.00%) Supplier Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Service Improvement Project Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Transition Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Service Improvement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.33%) CMDB
2 1 (1.33%) Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) UNIX
1 9 (12.00%) MVS
1 9 (12.00%) VME
2 7 (9.33%) AIX
3 4 (5.33%) Windows
4 2 (2.67%) Tru64
4 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (76.00%) ITIL
2 18 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 15 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
4 13 (17.33%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (16.00%) Asset Management
6 11 (14.67%) TOGAF
6 11 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
8 9 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (12.00%) High Availability
9 8 (10.67%) Supplier Management
9 8 (10.67%) Risk Management
9 8 (10.67%) Change Management
9 8 (10.67%) Project Management
10 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (9.33%) ITSM
10 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (6.67%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (37.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.67%) MCP
4 3 (4.00%) APMP
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) CISA
6 1 (1.33%) CISSP
6 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) SLA
2 6 (8.00%) COBIT
3 5 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) QA
4 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) PowerHA
2 2 (2.67%) XenApp
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) OpenView
2 7 (9.33%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.67%) SCCM
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Lotus
6 4 (5.33%) Adobe
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix
8 2 (2.67%) Ariba
8 2 (2.67%) Symantec
8 2 (2.67%) AppSense
9 1 (1.33%) VMware
9 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.33%) JBoss
9 1 (1.33%) Cognos
9 1 (1.33%) IBM