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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 50 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 15 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.38% 3.48% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 4.15% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 7
Median daily rate £300 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £402 £375
% change year-on-year -0.37% +7.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £13.35
% change year-on-year +18.64% +10.48%  

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 528 771 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.68% 83.90% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 561 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +4 6 £500 +5.26%
Runcorn - 6 £300 -
Chester - 5 £300 -
Knutsford 0 1 £450 - 2
Service Management
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (40.00%) Office 365
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) SCCM
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (20.00%) Line Management
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Presales
6 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Lotus
7 3 (15.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow

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 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) POP3
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Moq
1 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
1 5 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Service Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.00%) LINQ
2 1 (5.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (5.00%) Ninject
2 1 (5.00%) SignalR
2 1 (5.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (20.00%) ITSM
4 4 (20.00%) Line Management
4 4 (20.00%) Presales
4 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.00%) MCDST
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Lotus
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) Telerik
2 1 (5.00%) VMware