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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 86 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.56% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.60% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
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£425 £360 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +25.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £360 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £360 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £30.29 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +51.42%
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
1420 1166 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.87% 93.65% 91.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 621 424
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 77
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 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
Stockport - 1 £388 - 1
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 14 (58.33%) ITIL
3 13 (54.17%) Service Management
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (12.50%) ITSM
7 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Network Management
8 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (8.33%) Office 365
8 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
8 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) WAN
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) GIS
8 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.33%) MS Office
8 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (4.17%) Telecoms

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 14 (58.33%) ITIL
3 13 (54.17%) Service Management
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) Network Management
6 3 (12.50%) ITSM
7 2 (8.33%) CRM
7 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Change Control
8 1 (4.17%) Logistics
8 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.17%) Release Management
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft