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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 62 67 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 7 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 1.02% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.14% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £560 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +72.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £338 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £605 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 - £20.00
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
705 879 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.09% 89.51% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 437 395
Average daily rate £364 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 54
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.55 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.17% -20.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £44.90 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -14 5 £395 -31.89%
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (60.61%) Service Delivery
2 18 (54.55%) ITIL
3 15 (45.45%) Risk Management
4 10 (30.30%) CRAMM
4 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 7 (21.21%) Supplier Management
5 7 (21.21%) ISEB
6 6 (18.18%) Service Management
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco
6 6 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 6 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) ITSM
7 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.09%) Change Control
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL V2
9 3 (9.09%) Change Management
10 2 (6.06%) SLA
10 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
10 2 (6.06%) Network Management
11 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
11 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.03%) Business Process Improvement
11 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
11 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
11 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Service Delivery
2 18 (54.55%) ITIL
3 15 (45.45%) Risk Management
4 10 (30.30%) CRAMM
5 7 (21.21%) Supplier Management
6 6 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 6 (18.18%) Service Management
7 5 (15.15%) ITSM
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.09%) Change Control
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL V2
9 3 (9.09%) Change Management
10 2 (6.06%) Network Management
11 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
11 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
11 1 (3.03%) Business Process Improvement
11 1 (3.03%) Migration
11 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (3.03%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco
2 1 (3.03%) Compuware
2 1 (3.03%) Riverbed