The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 42 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.32% 1.28% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.35% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
Service Manager
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
306 223 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.08% 94.89% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 155 125
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £190.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Service Manager
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) People Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle