Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 82 66
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16 -23
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 31 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.49% 0.90% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.06% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 23
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £384 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.78% -19.21% -7.77%
10th Percentile £310 £165 £141
90th Percentile £663 £498 £695
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £80.00 £11.71 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +583.18% -34.94% +30.91%
North West median hourly rate £20.22 £11.14 £16.38
% change year-on-year +81.46% -31.97% -0.76%

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 1,069 1,130 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.86% 84.58% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 818 860
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £264 £261 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.42 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -23.45% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.40 £35.00 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 10 £525 +356.52% 2
Crewe - 8 £500 - 2
Chester - 6 £475 - 1
Knutsford -10 1 £225 -19.64% 1
Runcorn - 1 £190 - 1
Service Delivery
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (22.58%) Decision-Making
5 6 (19.35%) Quantitative Research
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Customer Insight
5 6 (19.35%) Qualitative Research
5 6 (19.35%) Usability Testing
5 6 (19.35%) SLA
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.90%) Confluence
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2

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 (12.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) User Researcher
2 5 (16.13%) Service Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Service Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) AWS Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Azure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Digital Agile Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL Service Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
5 2 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (22.58%) Decision-Making
5 6 (19.35%) Customer Insight
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Qualitative Research
5 6 (19.35%) Quantitative Research
5 6 (19.35%) Usability Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Service Management
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Actionable Customer Insight
8 3 (9.68%) Actionable Insight
8 3 (9.68%) Burndown Charts
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) CISM
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) CRISC
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle