The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 17 April 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 Midlands 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 23 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.97% 0.98% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.09% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £358 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 183 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 88.35% 89.27% 90.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 82 92
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Service Manager
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) MBA
2 1 (50.00%) Economics
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Business Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MBA
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA