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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Service Management (ITSM)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 77 70
Contract jobs citing ITSM 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £360 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +19.23% -29.72%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 455 814 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.57% 84.27% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 511 440
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing ITSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITSM in Cheshire

ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) SaaS
3 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) MS Project
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange

ITSM
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) IaaS
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Anycast
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) F5
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow