The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Manager
Rank 56 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 0.78% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 0.83% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 15
Average daily rate £300 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £385 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £480 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £24.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -12.72%
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
859 727 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.00% 94.29% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 427
Average daily rate £400 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.30 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington +3 16 £300 -25.00%
Daresbury - 2 £300 -
Knutsford -4 1 - -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 36 (72.00%) ITIL
2 17 (34.00%) Finance
3 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Service Management
4 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (22.00%) Service Delivery
6 10 (20.00%) MS Office
6 10 (20.00%) Windows
6 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
7 9 (18.00%) ITIL V3
8 8 (16.00%) Banking
8 8 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
9 7 (14.00%) C++
9 7 (14.00%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.00%) Quality Management
10 6 (12.00%) Information Security
10 6 (12.00%) WSDL
10 6 (12.00%) Python
10 6 (12.00%) HP
10 6 (12.00%) JSON
10 6 (12.00%) Process Improvement
11 5 (10.00%) Case Management
11 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) Change Management
12 4 (8.00%) Management Information System

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) JSON
1 6 (12.00%) WSDL
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
1 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.00%) Android
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) ITIL
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) Service Management
4 11 (22.00%) Service Delivery
5 10 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
6 9 (18.00%) ITIL V3
7 7 (14.00%) Quality Management
8 6 (12.00%) Information Security
8 6 (12.00%) Process Improvement
9 5 (10.00%) Case Management
9 5 (10.00%) Change Management
9 5 (10.00%) Project Management
10 4 (8.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
10 4 (8.00%) DevOps
10 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
11 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
11 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.00%) C++
3 6 (12.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) APMP
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
3 6 (12.00%) HP