The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 42 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.26% 1.59% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.70% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£269 £468 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.51% +80.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £468 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £508 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +3.14%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
359 294 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 90.66% 93.63% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 172 122
Average daily rate £389 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 25
Average hourly rate £26.83 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.05% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £30.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager across the Lancashire region.

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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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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
Preston - 2 - -
Fleetwood - - - -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (37.50%) SLA
1 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 6 (37.50%) Change Management
2 5 (31.25%) EDI
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Operations Management
2 5 (31.25%) Line Management
3 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Statistics
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (6.25%) QA
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Transition Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 6 (37.50%) Change Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Operations Management
2 5 (31.25%) Line Management
3 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) VMware
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix