The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 18 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 Berkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 90 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 39 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.37% 1.10% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.20% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Average daily rate £383 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 20 £470 +44.61% 1
Bracknell 0 2 £275 - 1
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 49 (63.64%) ITIL
2 48 (62.34%) Service Delivery
3 31 (40.26%) Service Management
4 26 (33.77%) Telecoms
5 23 (29.87%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
7 14 (18.18%) SLA
7 14 (18.18%) Finance
8 13 (16.88%) Resource Management
9 11 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (14.29%) Project Management
10 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
10 10 (12.99%) MS Office
10 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
11 9 (11.69%) Degree
11 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
12 8 (10.39%) Windows
12 8 (10.39%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
13 7 (9.09%) Marketing
13 7 (9.09%) Performance Management
13 7 (9.09%) Change Management
14 6 (7.79%) ITSM
14 6 (7.79%) Cisco
14 6 (7.79%) Telemarketing
14 6 (7.79%) Performance Analysis
15 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
15 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
15 5 (6.49%) Migration

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.90%) Apache
1 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.90%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Office
2 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
1 5 (6.49%) SAN
2 4 (5.19%) LAN
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) Frame Relay
3 3 (3.90%) MPLS
4 2 (2.60%) BGP
4 2 (2.60%) OSPF
4 2 (2.60%) 3G
4 2 (2.60%) H.323
4 2 (2.60%) LDAP
4 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.60%) SNMP
4 2 (2.60%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) DNS
4 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.30%) MVNO
5 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
General
1 26 (33.77%) Telecoms
2 14 (18.18%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.30%) CMDB
2 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.90%) HPUX
3 3 (3.90%) Solaris
3 3 (3.90%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) ITIL
2 48 (62.34%) Service Delivery
3 31 (40.26%) Service Management
4 13 (16.88%) Resource Management
5 11 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (14.29%) Project Management
6 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
8 7 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 7 (9.09%) Change Management
9 6 (7.79%) ITSM
9 6 (7.79%) Telemarketing
9 6 (7.79%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
10 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.49%) Migration
10 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
10 5 (6.49%) PRINCE
11 4 (5.19%) Logistics
11 4 (5.19%) ITIL V2
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) Degree
4 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.60%) PMP
5 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCSM
2 1 (1.30%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco
3 5 (6.49%) HP
4 3 (3.90%) Huawei
4 3 (3.90%) Sun
4 3 (3.90%) Remedy
4 3 (3.90%) BMC
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.60%) Dell
5 2 (2.60%) EMC
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
5 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.60%) F5
6 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.30%) FrontRange