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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 52 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 95 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.94% 2.79% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 3.82% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% -4.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-21.28% -9.73%
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Manchester -11 35 £433 +6.79% 10
Lancashire -5 19 £553 - 1
Cheshire -2 15 £400 +12.35% 8
Merseyside 0 10 £300 - 2
Cumbria - - - - 2
Service Delivery
England

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 66 (35.11%) ITIL
2 59 (31.38%) Finance
3 36 (19.15%) Risk Management
4 34 (18.09%) Security Cleared
5 33 (17.55%) Project Management
5 33 (17.55%) Service Management
6 32 (17.02%) Oracle
7 29 (15.43%) SLA
8 21 (11.17%) SC Cleared
9 20 (10.64%) Supplier Management
10 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
10 19 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (9.57%) SQL
12 15 (7.98%) Change Control
13 14 (7.45%) Windows
13 14 (7.45%) Cisco
14 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.38%) PRINCE2
14 12 (6.38%) SQL Server
14 12 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (6.38%) CRAMM
14 12 (6.38%) Degree
15 11 (5.85%) Oracle Database
15 11 (5.85%) Change Management
15 11 (5.85%) Incident Management
15 11 (5.85%) Software Engineering
16 10 (5.32%) ITSM
16 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
16 10 (5.32%) ISEB
16 10 (5.32%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.66%) IIS
3 3 (1.60%) Documentum
3 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) CICS
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.19%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.13%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.60%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.06%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.53%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) SaaS
2 3 (1.60%) Office 365
3 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.72%) MPLS
1 7 (3.72%) OSPF
1 7 (3.72%) BGP
2 3 (1.60%) LAN
2 3 (1.60%) WAN
3 2 (1.06%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) VLAN
3 2 (1.06%) SAN
3 2 (1.06%) Intranet
3 2 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) BODI
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Calabash
1 4 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 59 (31.38%) Finance
2 9 (4.79%) Banking
3 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.13%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.60%) General Ledger
4 3 (1.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.06%) Legal
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (23.94%) Service Manager
2 37 (19.68%) Analyst
3 35 (18.62%) Delivery Manager
4 34 (18.09%) Services Delivery Manager
5 21 (11.17%) Developer
6 13 (6.91%) Integration Manager
7 11 (5.85%) Consultant
7 11 (5.85%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.32%) Operations Manager
8 10 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.79%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Technical Manager
11 6 (3.19%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.19%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 6 (3.19%) SOA Developer
12 5 (2.66%) SAP Analyst
12 5 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.72%) .NET
2 6 (3.19%) XML
2 6 (3.19%) WSDL
3 5 (2.66%) J2ME
3 5 (2.66%) J2SE
3 5 (2.66%) J2EE
3 5 (2.66%) Java ME
3 5 (2.66%) Java SE
3 5 (2.66%) Java EE
4 3 (1.60%) EDI
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.53%) Middleware
5 1 (0.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.32%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.72%) NHS
4 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.06%) GIS
5 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.06%) User Experience
5 2 (1.06%) iPhone
5 2 (1.06%) iPad
6 1 (0.53%) CMDB
6 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Open Source
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.53%) PMI
6 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.45%) Windows
2 4 (2.13%) Linux
2 4 (2.13%) UNIX
2 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.13%) Android
3 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.60%) HPUX
3 3 (1.60%) Solaris
3 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (35.11%) ITIL
2 36 (19.15%) Risk Management
3 33 (17.55%) Project Management
3 33 (17.55%) Service Management
4 20 (10.64%) Supplier Management
5 15 (7.98%) Change Control
6 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (6.38%) CRAMM
7 11 (5.85%) Change Management
7 11 (5.85%) Incident Management
7 11 (5.85%) Software Engineering
8 10 (5.32%) ITSM
8 10 (5.32%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.79%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.79%) CRM
9 9 (4.79%) SOA
9 9 (4.79%) Asset Management
10 8 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.57%) SQL
2 9 (4.79%) Java
3 8 (4.26%) C#
4 4 (2.13%) Objective-C
4 4 (2.13%) C
5 3 (1.60%) VB
5 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.06%) VB6
6 2 (1.06%) SQR
6 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.06%) Scala
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.53%) COBOL
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) JCL
Qualifications
1 34 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.38%) Degree
4 10 (5.32%) ISEB
5 8 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.66%) CCNP
7 4 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.06%) MCSE
9 2 (1.06%) CCIE
9 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.53%) CCNA
10 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) COBIT
2 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (17.02%) Oracle
2 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.45%) Cisco
4 10 (5.32%) F5
5 9 (4.79%) SAP
6 7 (3.72%) Riverbed
6 7 (3.72%) Juniper
7 5 (2.66%) VMware
8 4 (2.13%) HP
9 3 (1.60%) Citrix
9 3 (1.60%) Compuware
9 3 (1.60%) IBM
9 3 (1.60%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.06%) Capita
10 2 (1.06%) Remedy
10 2 (1.06%) Informatica
10 2 (1.06%) NetApp
10 2 (1.06%) IronPort
11 1 (0.53%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.53%) Compaq
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