Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 54 62
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -22
Contract jobs citing Service Management 40 31 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.05% 2.50% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.03% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 38
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.22% -40.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £195 £188 £273
90th Percentile £488 £500 £708
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £445
% change year-on-year - -10.11% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £57.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £14.13
% change year-on-year -47.27% +289.38% -16.91%

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 1,146 1,024 1,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.35% 82.51% 86.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 714 1,055
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £546 £529 £592
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -25.23% +42.55% -29.19%

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 18 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 September 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 +1 9 £195 -61.00%
Knutsford -1 9 £286 -35.49% 3
Chester -3 5 £425 +41.67% 1
Crewe - 4 £475 -
Service Management
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 32 (80.00%) ITIL
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) ITSM
2 12 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) Change Management
5 8 (20.00%) Finance
5 8 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 8 (20.00%) Banking
5 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (17.50%) Service Design
6 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (15.00%) CCNA
7 6 (15.00%) HP
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (15.00%) Juniper
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco
7 6 (15.00%) Firewall
7 6 (15.00%) Billing
7 6 (15.00%) Change Control
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 5 (12.50%) SDLC
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) LAN
8 5 (12.50%) WAN

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 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) LAN
2 5 (12.50%) WAN
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
3 4 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.00%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) SAN
6 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 8 (20.00%) Banking
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Billing
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Service Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Transition Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Management Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
1 4 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) CMDB
3 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) PMI
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) ITIL
2 12 (30.00%) ITSM
3 9 (22.50%) Change Management
4 8 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
5 7 (17.50%) Service Design
6 6 (15.00%) Change Control
6 6 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (12.50%) Migration
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
9 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
9 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) CCNA
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.50%) CCNP
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) HP
2 6 (15.00%) Juniper
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.50%) F5
5 1 (2.50%) Capita
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) SAP