Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 59 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -17
Contract jobs citing Service Management 37 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.14% 2.57% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.04% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 39
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.73% +2.78% -13.25%
10th Percentile £160 £150 £120
90th Percentile £465 £548 £700
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £411
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.13% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £17.43 £12.79
% change year-on-year +28.69% +36.28% -45.85%

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 1,015 1,054 1,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.09% 84.52% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 770 812
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £569 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 32 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.55 £18.25 £19.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -7.97% +11.59%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.60 £37.50 £37.95
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
% change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +2 15 £200 -54.29% 5
Knutsford -1 12 £330 +17.86% 1
Crewe -4 2 £525 -4.55% 1
Service Management
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 28 (75.68%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Problem Management
3 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
4 10 (27.03%) Risk Management
4 10 (27.03%) Finance
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (24.32%) Windows
6 8 (21.62%) SLA
6 8 (21.62%) Change Management
6 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
6 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (18.92%) Law
7 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Banking
7 7 (18.92%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) Intranet
8 6 (16.22%) Python
8 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.22%) ITSM
8 6 (16.22%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Wealth Management
9 5 (13.51%) Office 365
9 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
9 5 (13.51%) SDLC
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
1 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) iPaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Intranet
2 4 (10.81%) Skype
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) BIG-IP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) Multicast
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 7 (18.92%) Law
3 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Billing
5 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.41%) Games
6 1 (2.70%) Electronics
6 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Service Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Service Transition Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Transition Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Engagement Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Release Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.41%) Junior
5 2 (5.41%) Junior Web Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Management Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Middleware
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Core
2 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (5.41%) Django
2 2 (5.41%) Flask
2 2 (5.41%) React
3 1 (2.70%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Tandem
3 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Problem Management
3 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
4 10 (27.03%) Risk Management
5 8 (21.62%) Change Management
6 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (18.92%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) ITSM
7 6 (16.22%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (13.51%) SDLC
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.51%) Wealth Management
9 4 (10.81%) Decision-Making
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) Service Design
9 4 (10.81%) Web Development
10 3 (8.11%) DevOps
10 3 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Python
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) PHP
2 2 (5.41%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (13.51%) MCP
3 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Lotus
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper