The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Service Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 48 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 5 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.93% 3.30% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 3.92% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Median daily rate £140 £425 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +63.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £234 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £437 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £358
% change year-on-year +2.53% +10.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.68 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year +13.57% -6.27%  

Service Management 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 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
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 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Management in Cheshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Cheshire

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Cheshire

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Cheshire

Service Management
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 Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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 3 £140 -66.06%
Chester - 1 - -
Service Management
North West

Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 19 (67.86%) ITIL
2 14 (50.00%) Change Management
3 13 (46.43%) Problem Management
4 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
4 10 (35.71%) MS Office
4 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (32.14%) IBM Notes
5 9 (32.14%) Lotus
5 9 (32.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (28.57%) Banking
7 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.86%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) ITSM
9 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
9 5 (17.86%) MCP
10 4 (14.29%) Windows
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.29%) Wireless
10 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (10.71%) IaaS
11 3 (10.71%) DevOps
11 3 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (10.71%) Software Asset Management
11 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (10.71%) Ethernet

Service Management
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 9 (32.14%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS Project
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) IaaS
1 3 (10.71%) PaaS
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Wireless
2 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Anycast
4 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.57%) IPsec
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (28.57%) Banking
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (32.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (32.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Principal Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technology Risk Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (7.14%) User Experience
6 1 (3.57%) Handset
6 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) ITIL
2 14 (50.00%) Change Management
3 13 (46.43%) Problem Management
4 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) ITSM
6 5 (17.86%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) Load Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Open Source
8 3 (10.71%) Software Asset Management
9 2 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (7.14%) Network Design
9 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCP
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCDST
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) COBIT
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) BS25999
2 1 (3.57%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Lotus
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Lumension
4 1 (3.57%) Mercator
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec
4 1 (3.57%) VMware