The first table below looks at the demand for Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 28 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 12 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.69% 9.27% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 12.50% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £388 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -24.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.49 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 112 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.59% 74.17% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 14
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Service Delivery
Cheshire

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Service Delivery 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 Delivery.

1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Process Management
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Management
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) NHS
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Matrix Management
5 2 (15.38%) Billing
5 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 1 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) COBIT
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Service Delivery 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 Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Process Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Process Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Report Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Process Management
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Management
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Matrix Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
6 1 (7.69%) DSDM
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) ERP
6 1 (7.69%) BPR
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle