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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 33 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing ITSM 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.84% 0.93% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +22.58%
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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
204 183 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 85.71% 85.51% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 55 32
Average daily rate £400 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £420 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £32.10 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Jython
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) BMC