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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 51 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Service Management 17 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.26% 3.19% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 3.77% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 19
Median daily rate £400 £518 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.70% +47.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £342 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £610 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £18.52 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.70% +32.28%
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
623 901 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.85% 84.52% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 584 339
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 33
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 8 £400 -22.70%
Chester 0 3 £520 -
Knutsford +9 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 39 (78.00%) ITIL
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) PRINCE2
4 15 (30.00%) ITSM
5 14 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (28.00%) DevOps
6 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.00%) VMware
7 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.00%) Windows
7 11 (22.00%) Change Management
8 9 (18.00%) MS Office
8 9 (18.00%) LAN
8 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
9 8 (16.00%) Degree
10 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
10 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.00%) Linux
11 6 (12.00%) Unix
11 6 (12.00%) WAN
11 6 (12.00%) Project Management
11 6 (12.00%) Finance
11 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.00%) Open Source
11 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.00%) Supplier Management
11 6 (12.00%) SaaS
11 6 (12.00%) PaaS

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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.00%) MS Project
4 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) IaaS
1 6 (12.00%) PaaS
1 6 (12.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) LAN
2 6 (12.00%) WAN
3 5 (10.00%) Skype
3 5 (10.00%) Wireless
4 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (4.00%) Firewall
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) DNS
6 1 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Military
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Service Manager
2 12 (24.00%) Integration Manager
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Service Integration Manager
4 6 (12.00%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Environment Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL Manager
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL Service Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.00%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.00%) Informatics
4 1 (2.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Unix
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.00%) AIX
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (78.00%) ITIL
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) PRINCE2
4 15 (30.00%) ITSM
5 14 (28.00%) DevOps
5 14 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (22.00%) Change Management
7 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
9 6 (12.00%) Open Source
9 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) Supplier Management
10 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.00%) System Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.00%) ISEB
4 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (6.00%) MCP
7 2 (4.00%) CCNP
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.00%) CCIE
8 1 (2.00%) CCNA
8 1 (2.00%) CCSP
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.00%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (6.00%) ATG
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Lotus
4 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) F5
5 2 (4.00%) Fujitsu
5 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Brocade
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.00%) Veritas