The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 1 August 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 North West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 107 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 28 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.80% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.87% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 15
Average daily rate
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£348 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £465 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £22.50 £23.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -2.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £22.50 £31.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+34.09% +15.78%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2829 2530 2947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.43% 92.47% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1210 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 196 226
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.10 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Service Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Manchester +2 12 £325 -5.79% 6
Cheshire +1 10 £373 -1.97% 4
Lancashire - 5 £338 - 1
Merseyside +3 1 - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 33 (64.71%) ITIL
2 21 (41.18%) Service Management
3 18 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 15 (29.41%) Finance
5 11 (21.57%) Incident Management
6 9 (17.65%) Supplier Management
7 7 (13.73%) Change Management
7 7 (13.73%) SLA
8 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (9.80%) Banking
9 5 (9.80%) Project Management
9 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
9 5 (9.80%) COBIT
10 4 (7.84%) Degree
10 4 (7.84%) Test Management
10 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (5.88%) Migration
11 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 3 (5.88%) SAP
11 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
11 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
11 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
11 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 3 (5.88%) Marketing Management
11 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.88%) Marketing
12 2 (3.92%) IT Governance
12 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
12 2 (3.92%) Lean Six Sigma

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) LAN
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Economics
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) UNIX
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) ITIL
2 21 (41.18%) Service Management
3 18 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 11 (21.57%) Incident Management
5 9 (17.65%) Supplier Management
6 7 (13.73%) Change Management
7 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.80%) Project Management
8 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
9 4 (7.84%) Test Management
9 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (5.88%) Migration
10 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.88%) Marketing Management
10 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (3.92%) IT Governance
11 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
11 2 (3.92%) Lean Six Sigma
11 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 5 (9.80%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) SAP
2 2 (3.92%) Ariba
2 2 (3.92%) BMC
2 2 (3.92%) Remedy
3 1 (1.96%) FrontRange
3 1 (1.96%) Lotus
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
Warrington
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £4 - £5 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago