The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Service Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Manager
Rank 57 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 13 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.70% 1.09% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.13% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 8
Median daily rate £285 £875 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.42% +133.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £810 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £900 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £386
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.52 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+17.95% +13.03%
Service Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
745 711 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.39% 97.00% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 442 402
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 43
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Service Manager in the job title.

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Service Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
3 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL V3
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
6 6 (25.00%) Matrix Management
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (25.00%) Billing
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.83%) SLA
8 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) Change Control
9 3 (12.50%) Legal
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.50%) QA
10 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
10 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
10 2 (8.33%) ITSM
10 2 (8.33%) ERP
10 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 2 (8.33%) MS Office
10 2 (8.33%) SAP
10 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
10 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
11 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
11 1 (4.17%) Incident Management

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Billing
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
5 6 (25.00%) Matrix Management
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.50%) Change Control
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.33%) ERP
8 2 (8.33%) ITSM
8 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
9 1 (4.17%) Benchmarking
9 1 (4.17%) Change Management
9 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.17%) VMware