Period
to 13 November 2018

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 6 months to 13 November 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.

Service Management
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 52 50
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -17
Contract jobs citing Service Management 30 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.32% 2.70% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.19% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 41
Cheshire median daily rate £330 £315 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.85% -33.74% -8.21%
10th Percentile £182 £241 £120
90th Percentile £466 £512 £700
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £416
% change year-on-year - -3.90% -12.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £80.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £28.38 £17.43 £14.13
% change year-on-year +62.82% +23.40% -29.38%

Service Management 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 1,116 1,130 1,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.38% 84.64% 86.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 811 921
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -3.73%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £613 £613
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 40 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.30 £16.67 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.78% -9.89% +5.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -32.98%

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 13 November 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 0 11 £195 -58.95% 3
Knutsford -8 6 £330 -24.57% 3
Chester -3 2 £425 +41.67% 2
Crewe -13 1 £475 -13.64%
Service Management
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 27 (90.00%) ITIL
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 11 (36.67%) Change Management
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) ITSM
5 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (23.33%) Service Design
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) Billing
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
9 4 (13.33%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (13.33%) Unix
9 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ

Service Management
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 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Billing
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Service Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Transition Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Service Transition Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Product Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Design Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Unix Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) Change Management
3 9 (30.00%) ITSM
4 7 (23.33%) Service Design
5 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
8 3 (10.00%) Change Control
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 2 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) F5
4 2 (6.67%) Juniper
4 2 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) SAP