The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 69 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.54% 1.12% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.21% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
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£400 £435 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £486 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.37 £24.45 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.32% -7.73%
Service Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1142 906 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.85% 92.45% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 424 389
Average daily rate £350 £333 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 75
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £23.95 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Milton Keynes -1 19 £400 +11.11%
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 6
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 31 (75.61%) ITIL
2 27 (65.85%) Service Delivery
3 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
3 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
4 13 (31.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 13 (31.71%) People Management
5 12 (29.27%) SLA
6 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
7 9 (21.95%) Service Management
8 8 (19.51%) Finance
8 8 (19.51%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.07%) Project Management
10 6 (14.63%) Retail
11 5 (12.20%) OVSD
11 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
11 5 (12.20%) HP
11 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
11 5 (12.20%) MS Project
11 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
12 4 (9.76%) ITSM
12 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
13 3 (7.32%) PMI
13 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
13 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (7.32%) Line Management
13 3 (7.32%) HP UCMDB
14 2 (4.88%) Transition Management
14 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
1 5 (12.20%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.88%) PVCS
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) PMI
2 2 (4.88%) CMDB
2 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) ITIL
2 27 (65.85%) Service Delivery
3 13 (31.71%) People Management
4 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
5 9 (21.95%) Service Management
6 7 (17.07%) Project Management
7 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.76%) ITSM
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.32%) Line Management
10 2 (4.88%) Transition Management
10 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
10 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
10 2 (4.88%) Change Management
10 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
10 2 (4.88%) Operations Management
10 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
1 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
2 13 (31.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) OVSD
2 3 (7.32%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle