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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Manager
Rank 48 40 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 10 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.52% 3.37% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 3.56% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 12
Median daily rate £488 £350 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £477
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £531 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £21.91
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +14.10%
Service Manager
North West

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
628 955 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.15% 94.55% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 665 379
Median daily rate £413 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 50
Median hourly rate £15.15 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.42% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.90 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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
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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 8 £500 +22.69%
Knutsford +9 2 £425 -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) Programme Management
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 5 (41.67%) Wiki
4 5 (41.67%) Change Control
4 5 (41.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 4 (33.33%) Service Design
5 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Windows
8 1 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) Retail

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 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Wiki
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 5 (41.67%) Change Control
4 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) Programme Management
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (33.33%) Service Design
6 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) Business Development
8 1 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft