The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 25 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing ITSM 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.89% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.80% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£305 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.26 £16.88 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -2.17%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
151 111 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.28% 81.62% 74.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 41 38
Average daily rate £370 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -19.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £28.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITSM across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITSM across the Chester region.

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITSM across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITSM across the Chester region.

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing ITSM 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 ITSM.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 5 (71.43%) LANDesk
3 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) CMDB
4 2 (28.57%) Jython
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing ITSM 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 ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Jython
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) LANDesk
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) BMC