The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 74 70 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 16 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 1.23% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.32% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
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£290 £318 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.19 £19.39
% change year-on-year
- +4.12%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1430 1210 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.15% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 625 422
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 83
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.74 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Stockport - 1 £388 -
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 Management
2 13 (46.43%) Service Delivery
3 11 (39.29%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.71%) Network Management
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) CRM
6 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) SLA
7 2 (7.14%) NHS
7 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (7.14%) GIS
7 2 (7.14%) SecurID
7 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.57%) Change Control
8 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
8 1 (3.57%) Release Management
8 1 (3.57%) QMS

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Telepresence
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
1 2 (7.14%) GIS
1 2 (7.14%) SecurID
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Service Management
2 13 (46.43%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.71%) Network Management
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
5 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.57%) Change Control
7 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.57%) Release Management
7 1 (3.57%) QMS
7 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) IBM