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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Management
Rank 23 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Service Management 2 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% - 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% - 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate £375 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.79 £13.61
% change year-on-year
-11.33% +16.06%
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
99 115 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.90% 80.99% 89.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 71 72
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 25
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -32.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.71 £25.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Handset
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

Service Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Handset
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Contactless
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCDST
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper