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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 33 42 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Contract jobs citing Service Management 38 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.62% 3.23% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 4.35% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 2
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£350 £339 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -9.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £23.42 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.09% +25.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -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
603 620 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.36% 74.16% 64.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 294 339
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 £265 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +1 13 £100 -55.55% 1
Knutsford +12 5 £401 +23.38% 4
Crewe +1 4 £450 +28.57%
Chester -8 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Runcorn - - - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 44 (66.67%) ITIL
2 31 (46.97%) Security Cleared
3 28 (42.42%) SC Cleared
4 23 (34.85%) SLA
5 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.76%) HP
6 17 (25.76%) MS Office
7 16 (24.24%) Finance
8 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
9 12 (18.18%) OpenView
9 12 (18.18%) MCP
9 12 (18.18%) Service Delivery
10 11 (16.67%) IBM Notes
10 11 (16.67%) Lotus
10 11 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
11 10 (15.15%) TOGAF
11 10 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
13 8 (12.12%) Change Management
13 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (12.12%) Supplier Management
14 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
14 7 (10.61%) Windows
14 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
14 7 (10.61%) ITIL V3
15 6 (9.09%) Resource Management
15 6 (9.09%) CMDB
15 6 (9.09%) Remedy
15 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) Lync
3 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) MS Office
2 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (4.55%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.03%) Wireless
2 2 (3.03%) LAN
2 2 (3.03%) VPN
2 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) Intranet
3 1 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) DHCP
3 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Local Government
5 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
3 10 (15.15%) Operations Manager
3 10 (15.15%) Service Manager
4 9 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Service Operations Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.55%) Quality Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Compliance Manager
8 3 (4.55%) ITSM Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Process Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) J2EE
2 1 (1.52%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 6 (9.09%) CMDB
2 2 (3.03%) iPad
2 2 (3.03%) Handset
2 2 (3.03%) PMI
2 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.03%) UNIX
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Tru64
5 1 (1.52%) AIX
5 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (66.67%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 10 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
3 10 (15.15%) TOGAF
3 10 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
5 8 (12.12%) Supplier Management
5 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.12%) Change Management
6 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
6 7 (10.61%) ITIL V3
7 6 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 6 (9.09%) ITSM
7 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (7.58%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.55%) Data Privacy
9 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.03%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) C
2 3 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.52%) Scala
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (46.97%) Security Cleared
2 28 (42.42%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.18%) MCP
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) CISSP
5 2 (3.03%) PMP
5 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.03%) CISA
5 2 (3.03%) MCDST
5 2 (3.03%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) MCTS
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (34.85%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (3.03%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) OpenView
2 11 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) HP
3 11 (16.67%) Lotus
4 6 (9.09%) Remedy
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) BMC
6 2 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) VMware
7 1 (1.52%) AppSense
7 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
Knutsford, Cheshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago