The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 95 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing ITSM 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£470 £444 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £353 £399
% change year-on-year
+9.78% -11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +24.13%
ITSM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1228 1006 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.93% 72.90% 70.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 524 339
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 48
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.67 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.31 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 2 £470 -
ITSM
North West

ITSM
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing ITSM 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 ITSM.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Local Government
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing ITSM 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 ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy