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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 52 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 10 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.57% 3.27% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 3.90% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 11
Median daily rate £550 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £308 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £365 £387
% change year-on-year +13.49% -5.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.43% +43.75%  

Service Delivery 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 535 769 821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.86% 83.86% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 560 498
Median daily rate £406 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 31
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 6 £625 +38.88% 3
Knutsford +4 2 £475 +54.47% 2
Service Delivery
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) SaaS
2 5 (33.33%) PaaS
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Coaching
3 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Contract Management
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Service Design
6 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (6.67%) CMDB
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) PaaS
1 5 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) POP3
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Coach
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Agile Coach
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Commercial Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Service Designer
3 1 (6.67%) NHS Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) Coaching
3 4 (26.67%) Contract Management
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Design
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow