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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 32 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Service Management 15 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.09% 2.47% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 3.13% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
Median daily rate £325 £450 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +309.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -1.66%

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
382 704 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.76% 79.10% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 453 344
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 30
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +19 8 £130 -77.19% 1
Knutsford +13 5 £350 +12.00%
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 28 (65.12%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) Change Management
3 13 (30.23%) Problem Management
4 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.26%) MS Office
5 10 (23.26%) Incident Management
5 10 (23.26%) Banking
5 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.93%) Service Design
6 9 (20.93%) ITSM
6 9 (20.93%) IBM Notes
6 9 (20.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (20.93%) Lotus
7 8 (18.60%) Windows
7 8 (18.60%) SLA
7 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
7 8 (18.60%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
8 7 (16.28%) MCP
8 7 (16.28%) Trend Analysis
9 6 (13.95%) LAN
9 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.63%) Validation
10 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (11.63%) Wireless
10 5 (11.63%) VMware
10 5 (11.63%) Network Design
10 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Degree

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 9 (20.93%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.63%) MS Project
3 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) IaaS
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
1 3 (6.98%) PaaS
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) Ethernet
2 5 (11.63%) WAN
2 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (11.63%) Wireless
3 3 (6.98%) BIG-IP
3 3 (6.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (6.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (6.98%) SAN
4 1 (2.33%) DHCP
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) IPsec
4 1 (2.33%) LDAP
4 1 (2.33%) NAS
4 1 (2.33%) Softphone
4 1 (2.33%) Symposium
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (23.26%) Banking
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Architect
3 10 (23.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Service Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Design Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Service Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Digital Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Principal Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) ITIL Service Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Risk Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) User Experience
5 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.65%) IBM XIV
5 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) Change Management
3 13 (30.23%) Problem Management
4 10 (23.26%) Incident Management
5 9 (20.93%) ITSM
5 9 (20.93%) Service Design
6 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
6 7 (16.28%) Trend Analysis
7 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Network Design
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
8 5 (11.63%) Validation
9 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
10 3 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.98%) DevOps
10 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
10 3 (6.98%) Open Source
10 3 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) MCP
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) CCIE
4 2 (4.65%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) EMCSA
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.98%) COBIT
3 3 (6.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.33%) BS25999
4 1 (2.33%) COSO
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Lotus
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) F5
5 3 (6.98%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) AppSense
6 2 (4.65%) Brocade
6 2 (4.65%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Veritas
7 1 (2.33%) CA
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Lumension
7 1 (2.33%) Mercator
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.33%) Symantec