The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Manager
Rank 48 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 14 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.98% 2.79% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.90% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 8
Average daily rate £403 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £24.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -12.72%
Service Manager
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
671 758 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.91% 96.19% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 391 361
Average daily rate £360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 43 (86.00%) ITIL
2 41 (82.00%) Service Delivery
3 33 (66.00%) Service Management
4 29 (58.00%) Finance
5 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
6 19 (38.00%) People Management
7 17 (34.00%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
9 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (24.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
12 10 (20.00%) Coaching
12 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
13 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (18.00%) CRM
13 9 (18.00%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (16.00%) ITIL V3
15 7 (14.00%) Operations Management
16 6 (12.00%) ITSM
16 6 (12.00%) SLA
17 5 (10.00%) Transition Management
17 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
18 4 (8.00%) Degree
18 4 (8.00%) Matrix Management
18 4 (8.00%) Project Management
19 3 (6.00%) Change Management
19 3 (6.00%) ISO 9001
19 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
20 2 (4.00%) Process Improvement

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) ProjectWise
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) ATM
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (58.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) ITIL
2 41 (82.00%) Service Delivery
3 33 (66.00%) Service Management
4 19 (38.00%) People Management
5 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
6 10 (20.00%) Coaching
7 9 (18.00%) CRM
7 9 (18.00%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (16.00%) ITIL V3
9 7 (14.00%) Operations Management
10 6 (12.00%) ITSM
11 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 5 (10.00%) Transition Management
12 4 (8.00%) Matrix Management
12 4 (8.00%) Project Management
13 3 (6.00%) Change Management
13 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 2 (4.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (24.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco
2 1 (2.00%) Citrix
2 1 (2.00%) F5
2 1 (2.00%) IronPort
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle