The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 57 67 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 80 63 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.71% 2.47% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.47% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 24
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£376 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £150 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.25 £34.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.97% +91.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £19.60 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.80 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2056 1817 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.69% 71.31% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 883 1079
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.90 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Service Delivery
England

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 11 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 July 2014. 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
Lancashire +8 29 £528 +56.29% 1
Manchester +4 27 £323 -9.02% 9
Cheshire -13 16 £325 +12.06% 1
Cumbria - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 56 (31.11%) ITIL
2 34 (18.89%) Finance
3 32 (17.78%) Service Management
4 31 (17.22%) Supplier Management
5 30 (16.67%) Project Management
6 26 (14.44%) Security Cleared
7 21 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 20 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
10 17 (9.44%) Windows
10 17 (9.44%) Change Management
11 16 (8.89%) Management Information System
11 16 (8.89%) Risk Management
11 16 (8.89%) PRINCE2
12 15 (8.33%) SLA
12 15 (8.33%) Migration
12 15 (8.33%) Release Management
13 13 (7.22%) Data Migration
13 13 (7.22%) Scrum
14 12 (6.67%) Banking
14 12 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (6.67%) Java
14 12 (6.67%) NHS
14 12 (6.67%) APMP
15 10 (5.56%) MS Office
15 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
15 10 (5.56%) Incident Management
16 9 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (5.00%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 7 (3.89%) CMS
2 4 (2.22%) IIS
3 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Documentum
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (5.56%) MS Office
2 3 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.67%) MS Project
3 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.44%) Internet
2 5 (2.78%) MPLS
2 5 (2.78%) Wireless
3 4 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.22%) VPN
3 4 (2.22%) Firewall
4 3 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.67%) PSTN
4 3 (1.67%) OSPF
4 3 (1.67%) BGP
5 2 (1.11%) SAN
5 2 (1.11%) ADSL
5 2 (1.11%) ISDN
5 2 (1.11%) LAN
5 2 (1.11%) WAN
5 2 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.11%) SNMP
5 2 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.56%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) MSI
2 2 (1.11%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.11%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.11%) Calabash
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (18.89%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.11%) Billing
5 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (21.11%) Service Manager
2 32 (17.78%) Analyst
3 30 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 27 (15.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 13 (7.22%) Data Manager
6 12 (6.67%) Data Migration Manager
7 11 (6.11%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.44%) Agile Coach
10 7 (3.89%) Consultant
10 7 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Architect
12 5 (2.78%) Operations Manager
13 4 (2.22%) Integration Manager
13 4 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
13 4 (2.22%) Support Analyst
13 4 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
13 4 (2.22%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.78%) .NET
1 5 (2.78%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.67%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.11%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.67%) NHS
3 8 (4.44%) CMDB
4 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.22%) PMI
7 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) MHEG
8 1 (0.56%) Open Source
8 1 (0.56%) New Media
8 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.44%) Windows
2 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (3.89%) UNIX
4 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.11%) Android
6 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.11%) ITIL
2 32 (17.78%) Service Management
3 31 (17.22%) Supplier Management
4 30 (16.67%) Project Management
5 21 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (9.44%) Change Management
8 16 (8.89%) Risk Management
8 16 (8.89%) PRINCE2
9 15 (8.33%) Migration
9 15 (8.33%) Release Management
10 13 (7.22%) Scrum
10 13 (7.22%) Data Migration
11 10 (5.56%) Incident Management
12 9 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.00%) Kanban
13 8 (4.44%) CRM
13 8 (4.44%) Configuration Management
14 7 (3.89%) Quality Management
14 7 (3.89%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.67%) Java
2 9 (5.00%) SQL
3 7 (3.89%) VB
3 7 (3.89%) C#
4 2 (1.11%) C++
4 2 (1.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.11%) PHP
4 2 (1.11%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.11%) VB6
4 2 (1.11%) Ruby
4 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) Scala
5 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.67%) APMP
4 9 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (4.44%) Degree
6 7 (3.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (3.89%) ISEB
7 6 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.33%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.78%) CISMP
8 5 (2.78%) PMP
8 5 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.22%) CCNP
9 4 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.11%) CCNA
11 1 (0.56%) CISSP
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.56%) CCIE
11 1 (0.56%) CISA
11 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) QA
3 2 (1.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.56%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.78%) SCCM
2 2 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.56%) Legato
Vendors
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.78%) SAP
2 5 (2.78%) Cisco
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle
4 3 (1.67%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.67%) Juniper
4 3 (1.67%) CA
4 3 (1.67%) Symantec
4 3 (1.67%) Riverbed
4 3 (1.67%) F5
5 2 (1.11%) ProCurve
5 2 (1.11%) Remedy
5 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (0.56%) EMC
6 1 (0.56%) Avaya
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
6 1 (0.56%) Mercator
6 1 (0.56%) Lotus
6 1 (0.56%) Primavera
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