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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 31 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Contract jobs citing Service Management 38 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.82% 2.41% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 3.16% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 4
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£425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £325 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £387 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.74 £14.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £39.00 £41.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.28%
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
585 697 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.14% 76.26% 65.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 334 349
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 28
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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
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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 +10 16 £425 +21.42% 1
Crewe -3 6 £450 +28.57% 2
Chester -1 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Knutsford +9 1 £425 - 4
Runcorn - 1 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 51 (79.69%) ITIL
2 30 (46.88%) Security Cleared
3 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 24 (37.50%) SLA
5 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
6 19 (29.69%) HP
7 18 (28.13%) MS Office
8 17 (26.56%) Service Delivery
9 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
10 14 (21.88%) Finance
10 14 (21.88%) ITSM
11 13 (20.31%) IBM Notes
11 13 (20.31%) MCP
11 13 (20.31%) Lotus
11 13 (20.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 13 (20.31%) OpenView
12 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
14 8 (12.50%) Supplier Management
14 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
15 7 (10.94%) Change Management
15 7 (10.94%) Risk Management
15 7 (10.94%) Problem Management
15 7 (10.94%) ITIL V3
16 6 (9.38%) Banking
16 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
16 6 (9.38%) Remedy
16 6 (9.38%) C
17 5 (7.81%) Windows
17 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (20.31%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) Lync
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (28.13%) MS Office
2 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.13%) VPN
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) Wireless
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.13%) Local Government
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) Service Manager
3 11 (17.19%) Service Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Operations Manager
5 9 (14.06%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (10.94%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) Service Operations Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (4.69%) Quality Manager
9 3 (4.69%) IT Services Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Compliance Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.69%) ITSM Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Process Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) J2EE
2 1 (1.56%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.81%) CMDB
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) iPad
5 2 (3.13%) PMI
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.13%) Handset
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (79.69%) ITIL
2 17 (26.56%) Service Delivery
3 14 (21.88%) ITSM
4 8 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 7 (10.94%) Change Management
5 7 (10.94%) Risk Management
5 7 (10.94%) Problem Management
5 7 (10.94%) ITIL V3
6 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
7 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.81%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.81%) CRAMM
8 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.25%) Coaching
9 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.69%) Data Privacy
9 3 (4.69%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) C
2 3 (4.69%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.31%) MCP
4 5 (7.81%) ISEB
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (3.13%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.13%) PMP
6 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.13%) CISSP
6 2 (3.13%) MCSE
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) MCDST
6 2 (3.13%) CISA
7 1 (1.56%) MCTS
7 1 (1.56%) MCITP
7 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (37.50%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.13%) GxP
2 2 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 13 (20.31%) OpenView
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) HP
3 13 (20.31%) Lotus
4 6 (9.38%) Remedy
5 3 (4.69%) BMC
6 2 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) VMware
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Symantec
7 1 (1.56%) CA
7 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
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