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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 46 60 75
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 22 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.65% 0.73% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 0.80% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 0
Average daily rate
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£489 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.92 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+22.34% -15.38%
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
767 754 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 91.39% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 353 470
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.45 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 - 13 £500 - 1
Knutsford +7 4 £373 -7.61% 1
Chester - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (57.14%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Service Delivery
2 13 (46.43%) Supplier Management
3 10 (35.71%) Service Management
4 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco
7 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
9 3 (10.71%) SLA
10 2 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
10 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
11 1 (3.57%) Remedy
11 1 (3.57%) BCP
11 1 (3.57%) Project Management
11 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (3.57%) BMC
11 1 (3.57%) Internet
11 1 (3.57%) C
11 1 (3.57%) MS Office
11 1 (3.57%) SAP
11 1 (3.57%) CRM
11 1 (3.57%) LAN

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Service Delivery
2 13 (46.43%) Supplier Management
3 10 (35.71%) Service Management
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.57%) BCP
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.57%) Process Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Management
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) System Testing
7 1 (3.57%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy
2 1 (3.57%) BMC
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
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