Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 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.

Services Delivery
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 75 62
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 26 16 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.04% 1.28% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.56% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 40
Cheshire median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11% -12.62%
10th Percentile £341 £413 £263
90th Percentile £653 £650 £671
North West median daily rate £397 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +5.87% -9.09% -12.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £80.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.53
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.03% +1.84%

Service Delivery 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 1,121 1,028 1,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.92% 82.44% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 716 1,075
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £528 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +11.76% -1.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £52.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.66%

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Cheshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Cheshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Cheshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Cheshire

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Warrington +6 9 £525 -12.50% 2
Crewe - 8 £500 - 1
Chester - 2 £425 - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
Service Delivery
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (23.08%) Usability Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) Customer Insight
5 6 (23.08%) Qualitative Research
5 6 (23.08%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) Service Management
5 6 (23.08%) Decision-Making
5 6 (23.08%) Quantitative Research
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (15.38%) JIRA
7 4 (15.38%) Confluence
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.54%) Firewall
8 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.54%) Juniper

Service Delivery
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
1 3 (11.54%) Network Security
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
1 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Rose
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) User Researcher
3 4 (15.38%) Service Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) AWS Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Azure Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Agile Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL Service Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Velocity
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (23.08%) Customer Insight
4 6 (23.08%) Decision-Making
4 6 (23.08%) Project Management
4 6 (23.08%) Qualitative Research
4 6 (23.08%) Quantitative Research
4 6 (23.08%) Service Management
4 6 (23.08%) Usability Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Casewise