The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for ITSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

IT Service Management (ITSM)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing ITSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - - 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £15.82
% change year-on-year +9.61% -17.82%  

ITSM 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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 85 126 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 80.95% 81.82% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 112
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.59 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing ITSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITSM in Chester

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITSM in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITSM in Chester