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 28 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.

IT Service Management (ITSM)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ITSM 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.46% - 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% - 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £362 £387
% change year-on-year +10.49% -6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.85 £12.50
% change year-on-year -11.83% +58.80%  

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 118 177 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 86.13% 79.02% 88.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 725 382
Median daily rate £363 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £294 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £20.78 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing ITSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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

ITSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITSM in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITSM in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM 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 Chester region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (100.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Break/Fix

ITSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Break Fix Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Hardware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (100.00%) Proactive Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft