The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 33 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing ITSM 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.10% 2.30% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.61% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £520 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.85 £18.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+28.91% +13.84%
ITSM
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
142 153 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.02% 87.93% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 80 45
Median daily rate £425 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 11
Median hourly rate £20.78 £34.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.76% -1.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing ITSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) F5