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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 50 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 23 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.70% 2.82% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 3.09% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Average daily rate £448 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
773 680 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.73% 91.15% 91.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 324 312
Average daily rate £376 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 29
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -30.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 9 £468 -
Chester -21 6 £350 +20.17%
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 21 (75.00%) ITIL
2 18 (64.29%) Service Delivery
3 12 (42.86%) Service Management
4 11 (39.29%) Supplier Management
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) SLA
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (14.29%) Process Management
8 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
9 3 (10.71%) APMP
9 3 (10.71%) Change Management
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.71%) SAP
10 2 (7.14%) MS Office
10 2 (7.14%) Data Mining
10 2 (7.14%) Ariba
10 2 (7.14%) CMS
10 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 2 (7.14%) CMDB
10 2 (7.14%) Matrix Management
10 2 (7.14%) Information Management
10 2 (7.14%) Billing

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) ITIL
2 18 (64.29%) Service Delivery
3 12 (42.86%) Service Management
4 11 (39.29%) Supplier Management
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Process Management
6 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
7 3 (10.71%) Change Management
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.14%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.14%) Information Management
9 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
9 1 (3.57%) Transition Management
9 1 (3.57%) Data Management
9 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (10.71%) APMP
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Ariba
3 1 (3.57%) Northgate
3 1 (3.57%) Capita
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy