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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Management
Rank 21 34 14
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing Service Management 2 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.64% 0.48% 9.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.54% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
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- - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -12.14%
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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
99 185 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.15% 88.94% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 62 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 18
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.38 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Handset
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) iPad
2 3 (75.00%) Local Government
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Domain Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
1 3 (75.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix