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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 100 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 20 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.91% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 18
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £390 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.17 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.02% +15.78%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2186 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.67% 90.93% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 957 1023
Average daily rate £365 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 92
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
Reading +11 6 £438 - 1
Slough +4 4 £315 -3.07%
Maidenhead 0 4 £330 - 3
Bracknell - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (63.83%) Service Delivery
2 17 (36.17%) ITIL
3 16 (34.04%) Service Management
4 15 (31.91%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.53%) SLA
5 12 (25.53%) Project Management
6 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
6 10 (21.28%) Performance Management
7 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
8 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.02%) MS Office
8 8 (17.02%) Marketing
9 7 (14.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (14.89%) Degree
9 7 (14.89%) Telemarketing
9 7 (14.89%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (8.51%) SCSM
10 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (8.51%) PMP
10 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
10 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.51%) Logistics
11 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
11 3 (6.38%) Validation
11 3 (6.38%) Migration
11 3 (6.38%) MS Project
11 3 (6.38%) Change Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.02%) MS Office
3 7 (14.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.38%) MS Project
5 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) 3G
2 2 (4.26%) 4G
3 1 (2.13%) LTE
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
3 8 (17.02%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) DTV
1 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Service Delivery
2 17 (36.17%) ITIL
3 16 (34.04%) Service Management
4 12 (25.53%) Project Management
5 10 (21.28%) Performance Management
6 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.89%) Telemarketing
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) Logistics
8 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.38%) Validation
9 3 (6.38%) Migration
9 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.38%) Change Management
9 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.38%) Demand Forecasting
10 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.51%) PMP
2 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) MAPM
4 1 (2.13%) CCENT
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy