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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 72 70 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.55% 1.25% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.35% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 3
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£375 £381 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £238 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +3.14%
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
1129 1037 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.16% 92.42% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 560 382
Average daily rate £355 £359 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% +14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 83
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £21.50 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 March 2015. 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 12 £363 -3.26% 3
High Wycombe - 1 £375 -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 35 (83.33%) ITIL
2 29 (69.05%) Service Delivery
3 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
4 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
5 18 (42.86%) Service Management
6 17 (40.48%) PRINCE2
7 16 (38.10%) MS Visio
8 14 (33.33%) SLA
9 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
10 12 (28.57%) Finance
10 12 (28.57%) People Management
11 10 (23.81%) MS Project
12 9 (21.43%) MS Office
12 9 (21.43%) OVSD
12 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
13 8 (19.05%) Transition Management
14 7 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
17 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 4 (9.52%) Coaching
18 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
18 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
18 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
18 3 (7.14%) IaaS
18 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
18 3 (7.14%) SaaS
18 3 (7.14%) PaaS
18 3 (7.14%) PRINCE

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) MS Visio
2 10 (23.81%) MS Project
3 9 (21.43%) MS Office
4 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
1 3 (7.14%) PaaS
1 3 (7.14%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) PVCS
1 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) ITIL
2 29 (69.05%) Service Delivery
3 18 (42.86%) Service Management
4 17 (40.48%) PRINCE2
5 12 (28.57%) People Management
6 8 (19.05%) Transition Management
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.52%) Coaching
10 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
10 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
10 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
10 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
10 3 (7.14%) Benchmarking
10 3 (7.14%) Project Management
11 2 (4.76%) ITSM
11 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Management
12 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) OVSD
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) HP