The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 28 July 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 Chester 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 20 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% 1.88% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 2.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +15.78%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 146 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.59% 91.25% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £182 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.60 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Manager across the Chester region.

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Service Manager
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BMC
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy