Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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.

Services Delivery
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 62 50
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 13 37 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.98% 2.53% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.93% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 70
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £461 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.15% -10.44% +21.18%
10th Percentile £198 £142 £361
90th Percentile £497 £683 £775
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +1.25% -20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.71 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.94% +2.86% +56.15%
10th Percentile £11.55 £18.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £11.88 £18.00 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £11.14 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -24.47% -13.24% +36.93%

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 1114 1262 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 86.20% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 905 1168
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £275
90th Percentile £622 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Knutsford -11 6 £365 -0.34%
Warrington -2 4 £115 -75.73% 1
Service Delivery
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) AIX
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (23.08%) EMC
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) Data Guard
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (23.08%) Matrix Management
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (23.08%) Internal Audit
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) Teradata
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) ITSM
6 2 (15.38%) PaaS
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
6 2 (15.38%) Sun
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) .NET

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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) POP3
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
1 1 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Commercial Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Database Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Designer
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Internal Audit
3 3 (23.08%) Matrix Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Information Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Data Guard
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
3 2 (15.38%) Sun
3 2 (15.38%) Teradata
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft