The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 56 58 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 9 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.14% 1.46% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.61% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Average daily rate
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£373 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £346 £361
% change year-on-year
+11.91% -4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.17 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.02% +15.78%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
745 684 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.18% 90.84% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 285 437
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.03 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +42.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.17 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Knutsford +3 4 £373 -1.84%
Chester +6 1 £300 -
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 14 (60.87%) Service Management
3 13 (56.52%) Service Delivery
4 10 (43.48%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) Supplier Management
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Change Management
6 5 (21.74%) SLA
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.04%) SAP
8 3 (13.04%) Process Management
9 2 (8.70%) MS Office
9 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
9 2 (8.70%) Ariba
9 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
9 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
9 2 (8.70%) Billing
10 1 (4.35%) Information Management
10 1 (4.35%) IT Governance
10 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
10 1 (4.35%) Data Management
10 1 (4.35%) Retail
10 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 14 (60.87%) Service Management
3 13 (56.52%) Service Delivery
4 8 (34.78%) Supplier Management
5 5 (21.74%) Change Management
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Process Management
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
8 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
9 1 (4.35%) BCP
9 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.35%) CRM
9 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
9 1 (4.35%) Data Management
9 1 (4.35%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Ariba
3 1 (4.35%) BMC
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy