Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Service Management 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.28% 0.53% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 0.66% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
Chester median daily rate £300 £520 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +22.35% +6.25%
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -29.41% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Chester median hourly rate £18.68 - £16.84
Cheshire median hourly rate £55.00 - £16.84

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 225 305 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.55% 80.26% 88.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 257 229
Chester median daily rate £399 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £261 £257 £295
90th Percentile £489 £494 £520
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 27
Chester median hourly rate £15.75 £20.89 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.61% -24.04% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.54 £14.60
90th Percentile £36.80 £35.75 £51.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year +71.43% -4.19% -36.47%

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 25 July 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (66.67%) Line Management
3 4 (66.67%) Presales
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (16.67%) iPad
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Handset
4 1 (16.67%) Local Government
4 1 (16.67%) MCDST
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
1 5 (83.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Handset
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (66.67%) Line Management
2 4 (66.67%) Presales
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCDST
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft