Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ITSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITSM over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Service Management (ITSM)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 72 96
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 -30
Contract jobs citing ITSM 14 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.05% 1.96% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.27% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 13
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £264 £255 £261
90th Percentile £500 £530 £477
North West median daily rate £350 £336 £388
% change year-on-year +4.16% -13.23% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £13.00 - £30.15

ITSM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ITSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for ITSM in Cheshire

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITSM in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITSM in Cheshire

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITSM in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITSM in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITSM in Cheshire

ITSM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 5 £203 -60.91%
Warrington 0 3 £406 +12.07%
Widnes - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £450 - 2
ITSM
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
2 8 (57.14%) Service Management
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
5 4 (28.57%) COBIT
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (28.57%) SLA
5 4 (28.57%) CISM
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Dell
5 4 (28.57%) CISSP
5 4 (28.57%) Firmware
5 4 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (28.57%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
6 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (14.29%) SCCM
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (14.29%) AppSense
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix

ITSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) POP3
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Break Fix Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 3 (21.43%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Security Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
4 4 (28.57%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 2 (14.29%) Product Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (7.14%) Contract Management
7 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (7.14%) Service Design
7 1 (7.14%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CISM
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CCDP
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) COBIT
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Firmware
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Dell
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
4 2 (14.29%) AppSense
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco