The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 51 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 1.20% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.31% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Average daily rate
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£888 £375 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £805 £325 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £375 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.92 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +22.34%
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
705 689 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 92.11% 92.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 384 383
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.20 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

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 28 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 14 (51.85%) Service Delivery
3 8 (29.63%) Service Management
3 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) SLA
6 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.11%) Office 365
7 3 (11.11%) Transition Management
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
8 2 (7.41%) vCloud
8 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
8 2 (7.41%) Business Development
8 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
9 1 (3.70%) NAS

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
1 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 14 (51.85%) Service Delivery
3 8 (29.63%) Service Management
4 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) Transition Management
7 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.41%) Business Development
7 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
8 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.70%) BCP
8 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix