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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 50 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing Service Management 23 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.35% 5.02% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 6.73% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 12
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£420 £275 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £100 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £435 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £30.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
797 594 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.58% 74.53% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 308 248
Average daily rate £400 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 27
Average hourly rate £33.00 £34.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.40 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 10 £515 +415.00% 2
Knutsford -8 3 £572 +42.64%
Chester -12 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 34 (64.15%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (24.53%) Finance
4 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
5 11 (20.75%) Windows
5 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
6 10 (18.87%) HP
6 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
7 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.98%) SLA
7 9 (16.98%) MS Office
8 8 (15.09%) OpenView
8 8 (15.09%) Change Management
9 7 (13.21%) Project Management
9 7 (13.21%) MCP
10 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
10 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
10 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (9.43%) Resource Management
11 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
11 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
11 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
11 5 (9.43%) ITSM
11 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (9.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (9.43%) Lotus
11 5 (9.43%) Citrix

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (9.43%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.98%) MS Office
3 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Project
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.55%) 3G
2 4 (7.55%) Wireless
2 4 (7.55%) 2G
2 4 (7.55%) GPRS
2 4 (7.55%) GSM
2 4 (7.55%) HSPA
2 4 (7.55%) LTE
2 4 (7.55%) 4G
2 4 (7.55%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (7.55%) WCDMA
3 3 (5.66%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.77%) NAS
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Local Government
4 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Service Manager
3 9 (16.98%) Service Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Transition Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) CMDB
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.66%) Handset
4 2 (3.77%) SecurID
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) iPad
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.55%) UNIX
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.77%) HPUX
5 2 (3.77%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) AIX
6 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) ITIL
2 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
3 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
4 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.09%) Change Management
6 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
7 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.43%) ITSM
8 5 (9.43%) Resource Management
8 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
9 4 (7.55%) Release Management
9 4 (7.55%) Network Management
9 4 (7.55%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (7.55%) SDLC
9 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.55%) Network Design
9 4 (7.55%) eTOM
10 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.66%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Jython
2 2 (3.77%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) Perl
2 2 (3.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) MCP
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.66%) MCDST
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) APMP
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) PMP
5 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) OpenView
2 5 (9.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) OVSD
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) HP
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
3 5 (9.43%) Lotus
4 4 (7.55%) Ericsson
4 4 (7.55%) Mapinfo
4 4 (7.55%) Nortel
4 4 (7.55%) Huawei
4 4 (7.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (5.66%) BMC
6 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle
6 2 (3.77%) Remedy
6 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) Apple
7 1 (1.89%) AppSense
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Sun
7 1 (1.89%) Avaya
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