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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Delivery
Rank 73 71 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 96 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.27% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.94% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 43
Median daily rate £400 £394 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £511 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £384 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.06 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £10.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.81 £15.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+46.87% +10.34%
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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Service Delivery as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 45 £363 -4.91% 14
Cheshire +3 24 £400 +6.66% 5
Lancashire +9 17 £375 -15.66% 4
Merseyside 0 6 £413 - 3
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 68 (33.50%) ITIL
2 50 (24.63%) Finance
3 43 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (20.20%) Project Management
5 33 (16.26%) Service Management
6 21 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (10.34%) Windows
7 20 (9.85%) Microsoft
8 19 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.37%) Security Cleared
9 17 (8.37%) Degree
9 17 (8.37%) Citrix
10 16 (7.88%) Migration
11 15 (7.39%) Change Management
11 15 (7.39%) VMware
11 15 (7.39%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (7.39%) Problem Management
12 14 (6.90%) SLA
12 14 (6.90%) Cisco
13 13 (6.40%) PRINCE2
13 13 (6.40%) Oracle
13 13 (6.40%) Firewall
13 13 (6.40%) Risk Management
13 13 (6.40%) Data Analysis
13 13 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (5.91%) VoIP
15 11 (5.42%) Linux
15 11 (5.42%) SC Cleared
15 11 (5.42%) Banking
15 11 (5.42%) Analytical Skills

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.96%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.46%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.48%) Drupal
3 3 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.99%) Apache
4 2 (0.99%) FileNet
4 2 (0.99%) IIS
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.49%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.97%) MS Office
3 3 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.49%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) Firewall
2 12 (5.91%) VoIP
3 10 (4.93%) Network Security
4 9 (4.43%) WAN
5 7 (3.45%) DNS
5 7 (3.45%) SSL
6 6 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.46%) DHCP
8 4 (1.97%) LAN
8 4 (1.97%) SAN
8 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.97%) Wireless
9 3 (1.48%) BGP
9 3 (1.48%) Intranet
9 3 (1.48%) OSPF
9 3 (1.48%) VPN
10 2 (0.99%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.99%) FTP
10 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.99%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.45%) Spatial Data
2 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.49%) DataStage
3 1 (0.49%) DB2
3 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.49%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Subversion
2 2 (0.99%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.99%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.99%) PeopleTools
3 1 (0.49%) AppScan
3 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) NuGet
3 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (24.63%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Banking
3 6 (2.96%) Legal
3 6 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.97%) Games
5 4 (1.97%) Marketing
5 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.48%) Back Office
6 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Law
6 3 (1.48%) Local Government
6 3 (1.48%) Retail
7 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (19.21%) Analyst
2 37 (18.23%) Delivery Manager
3 28 (13.79%) Service Manager
4 20 (9.85%) Services Delivery Manager
5 16 (7.88%) Architect
5 16 (7.88%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.40%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.91%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.93%) Business Architect
8 10 (4.93%) Senior Manager
9 9 (4.43%) Consultant
9 9 (4.43%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Developer
10 6 (2.96%) IT Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.46%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (2.46%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.97%) Web Services
2 3 (1.48%) Spring
2 3 (1.48%) XML
3 2 (0.99%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) EDI
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.49%) ISPF
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.42%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.45%) User Experience
3 6 (2.96%) Virtual Team
3 6 (2.96%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.46%) Life Science
4 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.46%) MHEG
4 5 (2.46%) PKI
4 5 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.97%) Clustering
5 4 (1.97%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.48%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.48%) IPTV
6 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.48%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.48%) Tandem
7 2 (0.99%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.34%) Windows
2 11 (5.42%) Linux
2 11 (5.42%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.93%) Unix
4 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.46%) AIX
7 5 (2.46%) Solaris
7 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.49%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (33.50%) ITIL
2 43 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.20%) Project Management
4 33 (16.26%) Service Management
5 21 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (7.88%) Migration
8 15 (7.39%) Change Management
8 15 (7.39%) Problem Management
9 13 (6.40%) Data Analysis
9 13 (6.40%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.40%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.42%) Target Operating Model
11 10 (4.93%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.93%) Scrum
12 9 (4.43%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.43%) ITIL V3
12 9 (4.43%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (4.43%) Matrix Organization
12 9 (4.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.94%) SQL
2 6 (2.96%) Java
3 5 (2.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.97%) JCL
4 4 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.99%) Jython
5 2 (0.99%) PeopleCode
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby
5 2 (0.99%) SQR
5 2 (0.99%) VB
5 2 (0.99%) VBScript
6 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) REXX
6 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.37%) Degree
1 17 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.39%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.45%) CCNP
6 5 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.46%) CCNA
7 4 (1.97%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.48%) CCENT
8 3 (1.48%) EMCSA
8 3 (1.48%) MCSA
8 3 (1.48%) MCSE
9 2 (0.99%) APMP
9 2 (0.99%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.49%) ACSP
10 1 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.90%) SLA
2 8 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.96%) QA
4 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) Val IT
System Software
1 13 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.46%) Firmware
3 5 (2.46%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.99%) Docker
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.49%) Brightmail
6 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) SmoothWall
2 4 (1.97%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.97%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.99%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.49%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.49%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.37%) Citrix
3 15 (7.39%) VMware
4 14 (6.90%) Cisco
5 13 (6.40%) Oracle
6 10 (4.93%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.94%) HP
8 7 (3.45%) Avaya
8 7 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.45%) IBM
9 6 (2.96%) EMC
9 6 (2.96%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.96%) SAP
10 4 (1.97%) Apple
10 4 (1.97%) Clearswift
11 3 (1.48%) Dynatrace
11 3 (1.48%) Juniper
11 3 (1.48%) OpenTV
11 3 (1.48%) Samsung
11 3 (1.48%) Verint
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