The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 37 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.06% 1.52% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.29 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +56.18%
Service Manager
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
355 303 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.67% 91.82% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 189 95
Average daily rate £425 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £135.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Manager across the Bedfordshire region.

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager across the Bedfordshire region.

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -3 2 £406 -18.75% 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Service Manager
East of England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Service Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Service Manager in their job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) SLA
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Development
5 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Back Office
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Service Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Service Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Development
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) LANDesk