The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Service Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Services Manager
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 56 65
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 0 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.87% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.02% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Median daily rate - £298 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £390 £379
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.48% -17.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
477 841 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.83% 92.42% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 531 413
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 Cheshire region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Wiki
4 5 (50.00%) Change Control
4 5 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) MS Office
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (20.00%) Service Management
7 2 (20.00%) Banking
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Service Design
8 1 (10.00%) Windows
8 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 5 (50.00%) Change Control
4 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Service Design
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft