The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 42 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.91% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.54% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.39 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
403 184 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.38% 96.34% 89.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 107 118
Average daily rate £400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Service Manager
East of England

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
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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £500 - 2
Bedford - - - -
Service Manager
East of England

Service Manager
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Transition Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Transition Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware