The table below looks at the statistics for Service Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Management
Rank 29 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Service Management 1 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.67% 1.39% 8.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.80% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.28% +4.86%
Service Management
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
138 111 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.62% 77.08% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 42 47
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +10.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Service Management
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Service Management Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Service Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Service Management Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (80.00%) Handset
2 4 (80.00%) MCDST
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) iPad
3 3 (60.00%) Local Government
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Avaya
5 1 (20.00%) SAN

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Service Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (60.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (80.00%) Handset
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) iPad
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCDST
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense