Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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.

Service Management
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 45 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing Service Management 33 53 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.47% 3.62% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 4.21% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 77
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £438 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -15.87% +285.19%
10th Percentile £150 £120 £344
90th Percentile £506 £700 £730
North West median daily rate £394 £410 £480
% change year-on-year -3.96% -14.58% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £16.92
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.40% -29.38% +32.63%

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 1115 1260 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.52% 86.01% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 904 1144
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £277
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

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 22 November 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 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 22 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
Warrington -5 11 £400 -5.88% 1
Runcorn +4 6 £300 -
Knutsford -18 5 £438 +12.90% 2
Chester +11 4 £300 -42.31%
Crewe - 1 £550 - 1
Widnes - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Service Management
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) ITSM
3 7 (21.21%) Finance
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Banking
4 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 6 (18.18%) Service Design
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) AIX
6 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
6 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) COBIT
6 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (12.12%) IT Strategy
6 4 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 3 (9.09%) SFIA
7 3 (9.09%) Internal Audit
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.09%) Office 365
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 3 (9.09%) Line Management
7 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Moq
1 1 (3.03%) NUnit
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) IT Manager
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Transition Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL Service Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Transition Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Level Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Ajax
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) LINQ
2 1 (3.03%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) MSMQ
2 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
2 1 (3.03%) Ninject
2 1 (3.03%) SignalR
2 1 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.06%) HACMP
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) PDA
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) AIX
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) ITSM
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) Service Design
3 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (12.12%) IT Strategy
6 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) Internal Audit
6 3 (9.09%) Line Management
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Presales
6 3 (9.09%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CISM
1 3 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) COBIT
2 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.06%) PowerHA
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Data Guard
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco
1 3 (9.09%) EMC
1 3 (9.09%) HP
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
1 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Cadence
3 1 (3.03%) Lotus
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Telerik
3 1 (3.03%) VMware