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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 20 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing ITSM 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.50% 0.94% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.08% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -17.64%
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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
98 171 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 73.68% 80.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 54
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £29.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 12 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Process Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) BMC
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy