The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 113 96 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 35 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.34% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.45% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 20
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£388 £448 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% +49.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £389 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.32% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £19.31 £11.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +3.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3316 2623 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.93% 92.55% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1357 1034
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 214 173
Average hourly rate £19.35 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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
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 27 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
Manchester -5 14 £406 +27.95% 5
Cheshire -17 9 £450 +2.27% 2
Lancashire -2 6 £300 -35.82%
Merseyside - 4 £350 - 2
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 36 (55.38%) ITIL
2 32 (49.23%) Service Delivery
3 21 (32.31%) Service Management
4 15 (23.08%) Finance
4 15 (23.08%) Project Management
5 13 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (16.92%) Change Management
7 9 (13.85%) SLA
8 7 (10.77%) Supplier Management
9 6 (9.23%) Operations Management
9 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.23%) Windows
9 6 (9.23%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (7.69%) EDI
10 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
10 5 (7.69%) Line Management
10 5 (7.69%) Network Management
11 4 (6.15%) Change Control
11 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
11 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.15%) CRM
11 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
11 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.62%) Migration
12 3 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
12 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
12 3 (4.62%) Citrix
12 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
12 3 (4.62%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (1.54%) Broadband
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) EDI
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.62%) SecurID
2 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) GIS
3 1 (1.54%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) IVR
3 1 (1.54%) Statistics
3 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) ITIL
2 32 (49.23%) Service Delivery
3 21 (32.31%) Service Management
4 15 (23.08%) Project Management
5 13 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (16.92%) Change Management
7 7 (10.77%) Supplier Management
8 6 (9.23%) Operations Management
8 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
9 5 (7.69%) Network Management
9 5 (7.69%) Line Management
10 4 (6.15%) Change Control
10 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.15%) CRM
11 3 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (4.62%) Migration
11 3 (4.62%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.54%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.54%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Citrix
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.54%) VMware
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