The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 72 55 72
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 84 85 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.17% 2.80% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.84% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £9.50 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £25.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
Service Delivery
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2963 2214 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.90% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1193 967
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 87
Average hourly rate £37.97 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.91 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Manchester -12 35 £409 +27.81% 26
Cheshire +9 31 £500 +53.84% 7
Lancashire -12 9 £515 +28.75% 2
Merseyside -9 5 £375 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £388 - 1
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 57 (31.32%) ITIL
1 57 (31.32%) Project Management
2 56 (30.77%) Finance
3 38 (20.88%) Service Management
4 27 (14.84%) Change Management
5 25 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (12.64%) Cisco
7 22 (12.09%) PRINCE2
7 22 (12.09%) VMware
8 21 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (11.54%) Citrix
9 19 (10.44%) Programme Management
10 18 (9.89%) Firewall
11 17 (9.34%) Security Cleared
12 16 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (8.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 16 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (8.24%) Oracle
13 15 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (7.69%) Kaspersky
14 14 (7.69%) Network Security
14 14 (7.69%) Local Government
14 14 (7.69%) PKI
14 14 (7.69%) Windows
14 14 (7.69%) SSL
14 14 (7.69%) SLA
14 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
14 14 (7.69%) CheckPoint

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (4.40%) JBoss
2 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.55%) CICS
2 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
2 1 (0.55%) Lync
2 1 (0.55%) Node.js
2 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.14%) MS Project
2 13 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.20%) MS Office
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.55%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.55%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.55%) Primavera
5 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) SaaS
1 5 (2.75%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.89%) Firewall
2 16 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (7.69%) Network Security
3 14 (7.69%) SSL
4 11 (6.04%) WAN
5 4 (2.20%) WCDMA
5 4 (2.20%) GPRS
5 4 (2.20%) GSM
5 4 (2.20%) HTTP
5 4 (2.20%) VPN
5 4 (2.20%) DNS
5 4 (2.20%) HSPA
5 4 (2.20%) LTE
5 4 (2.20%) 4G
5 4 (2.20%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (2.20%) 3G
5 4 (2.20%) 2G
6 3 (1.65%) Wireless
6 3 (1.65%) Internet
6 3 (1.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.30%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.10%) MS Access
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.55%) Big Data
4 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.55%) OLAP
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MSI
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
1 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
General
1 56 (30.77%) Finance
2 14 (7.69%) Local Government
3 10 (5.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (4.95%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.40%) Banking
6 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.65%) Retail
8 2 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Military
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (24.18%) Analyst
2 28 (15.38%) Service Manager
3 21 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 19 (10.44%) Architect
5 17 (9.34%) Business Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
6 14 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
7 11 (6.04%) Security Analyst
8 10 (5.49%) Applications Architect
8 10 (5.49%) Consultant
9 8 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Transition Manager
10 7 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
10 7 (3.85%) Agile Coach
10 7 (3.85%) PMO Lead
11 6 (3.30%) Network Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Oracle Consultant
12 5 (2.75%) Business Manager
13 4 (2.20%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) J2EE
1 8 (4.40%) Apache Camel
2 5 (2.75%) RESTful
3 4 (2.20%) .NET
4 3 (1.65%) HTML
5 2 (1.10%) CSS
5 2 (1.10%) HTML5
5 2 (1.10%) OSGi
5 2 (1.10%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.55%) React
6 1 (0.55%) CSS3
6 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.55%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (0.55%) JSP
6 1 (0.55%) Web Services
6 1 (0.55%) XML
6 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.69%) PKI
2 12 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.85%) Life Science
6 5 (2.75%) Statistics
7 3 (1.65%) SecurID
7 3 (1.65%) PMI
7 3 (1.65%) NHS
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.55%) IPTV
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.55%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.55%) DTV
9 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.55%) GIS
9 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (3.30%) UNIX
3 4 (2.20%) Linux
4 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.55%) zOS
6 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (31.32%) ITIL
1 57 (31.32%) Project Management
2 38 (20.88%) Service Management
3 27 (14.84%) Change Management
4 25 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (12.09%) PRINCE2
6 19 (10.44%) Programme Management
7 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
9 14 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (7.14%) Migration
10 13 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 13 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 13 (7.14%) Security Patching
11 12 (6.59%) Problem Management
12 11 (6.04%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (6.04%) Coaching
12 11 (6.04%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.95%) SQL
2 7 (3.85%) Java
3 5 (2.75%) C
4 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.10%) Perl
4 2 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) JCL
5 1 (0.55%) Ruby
5 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.55%) VBScript
5 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (9.34%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.14%) CISM
3 13 (7.14%) Degree
3 13 (7.14%) CISSP
4 12 (6.59%) CISMP
5 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.49%) CCENT
7 4 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.10%) MCSE
9 2 (1.10%) CCIE
9 2 (1.10%) ISEB
9 2 (1.10%) CCA
9 2 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.10%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.69%) SLA
3 13 (7.14%) QA
4 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) GxP
5 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) XenApp
3 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.10%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) SCCM
1 2 (1.10%) SCOM
1 2 (1.10%) Puppet
1 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.55%) Oozie
2 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (12.64%) Cisco
2 22 (12.09%) VMware
3 21 (11.54%) Citrix
4 15 (8.24%) Oracle
5 14 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 14 (7.69%) Kaspersky
6 13 (7.14%) Clearswift
7 9 (4.95%) Microsoft
8 7 (3.85%) SAP
9 6 (3.30%) HP
10 4 (2.20%) Mapinfo
10 4 (2.20%) Ericsson
10 4 (2.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (2.20%) Huawei
10 4 (2.20%) Nortel
11 3 (1.65%) AppSense
11 3 (1.65%) IBM
12 2 (1.10%) Aruba
12 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.10%) Fortinet
North West
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago