The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 32
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.83% - 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% - 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.68 - £15.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year +15.51% +8.61%  

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 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 99 157 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 81.82% 80.93% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 126 148
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £26.84 £24.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.68% -30.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £16.30 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Chester

Service Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for Service Management.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) iPad

Service Management
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft