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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 42 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing Service Management 32 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.50% 2.31% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 2.82% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 14
Median daily rate £475 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £302 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £544 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -16.56%
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
760 780 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.15% 81.93% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 475 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £19.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.33% -44.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +9 24 £475 -
Knutsford -6 3 - - 2
Macclesfield -4 1 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 37 (58.73%) ITIL
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (36.51%) PRINCE2
4 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 15 (23.81%) Waterfall
5 14 (22.22%) DevOps
5 14 (22.22%) SDLC
5 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.63%) Finance
6 13 (20.63%) ITSM
7 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.46%) PMI
8 11 (17.46%) PMI Certification
8 11 (17.46%) Windows
8 11 (17.46%) Java
8 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
8 11 (17.46%) SQL
8 11 (17.46%) Oracle
8 11 (17.46%) EJB
8 11 (17.46%) JSP
8 11 (17.46%) Servlets
8 11 (17.46%) Project Management
8 11 (17.46%) Mainframe
8 11 (17.46%) Change Management
8 11 (17.46%) Problem Management
9 10 (15.87%) WebSphere
9 10 (15.87%) VMware
10 9 (14.29%) MS Office
10 9 (14.29%) Web Services
10 9 (14.29%) LAN

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 10 (15.87%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.70%) CICS
2 8 (12.70%) JBoss
2 8 (12.70%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (7.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) IaaS
1 6 (9.52%) PaaS
1 6 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) LAN
2 6 (9.52%) WAN
3 5 (7.94%) Skype
4 4 (6.35%) Wireless
5 3 (4.76%) Firewall
5 3 (4.76%) VPN
6 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.17%) Internet
6 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) DB2
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) ClearCase
1 8 (12.70%) Subversion
2 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Military
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 13 (20.63%) Integration Manager
3 12 (19.05%) Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Service Integration Manager
5 8 (12.70%) Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Designer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Environment Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) EJB
1 11 (17.46%) JSP
1 11 (17.46%) Servlets
2 9 (14.29%) Web Services
3 8 (12.70%) Hibernate
3 8 (12.70%) J2EE
3 8 (12.70%) JMS
3 8 (12.70%) Struts
3 8 (12.70%) WSDL
3 8 (12.70%) XML
3 8 (12.70%) XSD
4 3 (4.76%) VXML
5 2 (3.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Mainframe
1 11 (17.46%) PMI
2 7 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (7.94%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.94%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) IVR
4 3 (4.76%) VUI
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.59%) HACMP
6 1 (1.59%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.59%) Informatics
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Unix
3 5 (7.94%) AIX
3 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (58.73%) ITIL
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (36.51%) PRINCE2
4 15 (23.81%) Waterfall
5 14 (22.22%) DevOps
5 14 (22.22%) SDLC
5 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.63%) ITSM
7 11 (17.46%) Change Management
7 11 (17.46%) Problem Management
7 11 (17.46%) Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) CMMI
8 8 (12.70%) PRINCE
8 8 (12.70%) RUP
9 7 (11.11%) Open Source
9 7 (11.11%) Performance Management
10 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Java
1 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) Assembly Language
2 8 (12.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) PMI Certification
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 5 (7.94%) ISEB
5 5 (7.94%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.94%) MCP
5 5 (7.94%) Sun Certification
6 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.17%) CCNP
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.59%) CCIE
9 1 (1.59%) CCNA
9 1 (1.59%) CCSP
9 1 (1.59%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) COBIT
3 1 (1.59%) Val IT
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) OpenView
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) SmoothWall
2 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle
3 10 (15.87%) VMware
4 8 (12.70%) Chordiant
4 8 (12.70%) IBM
5 6 (9.52%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) Sun
7 3 (4.76%) Ab Initio
7 3 (4.76%) ATG
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) Juniper
8 2 (3.17%) Lotus
8 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat