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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 82 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 16 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.65% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.68% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate
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£418 £463 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.83 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +21.95%
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
1502 1181 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.18% 95.47% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 666 528
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 85
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.13 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 11 (34.38%) Service Delivery
4 9 (28.13%) Service Management
4 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 3 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Data Centre Operations
9 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.25%) Coaching
9 2 (6.25%) SecurID
9 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
9 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (6.25%) Migration
9 2 (6.25%) IBM
9 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.25%) NHS
10 1 (3.13%) Middleware
10 1 (3.13%) CRM

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) Telepresence
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) SecurID
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Service Delivery
3 9 (28.13%) Service Management
3 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Coaching
8 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Civica