The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Service Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Manager
Rank 111 112 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 50 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 1.03% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.09% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 7
Median daily rate £450 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 - £20.10
Service Manager
England

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
3687 3481 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.56% 94.72% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1960 1542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 205 191
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Service Manager in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 20 £338 +3.44% 8
Cheshire +1 19 £500 +17.64% 1
Lancashire +6 6 £418 +39.16% 1
Merseyside -6 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Service Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 66 (71.74%) ITIL
2 37 (40.22%) Service Management
3 36 (39.13%) Service Delivery
4 20 (21.74%) Project Management
5 18 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (19.57%) PRINCE2
6 16 (17.39%) Finance
6 16 (17.39%) Problem Management
7 15 (16.30%) SLA
8 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.96%) Windows
9 11 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (11.96%) Business Continuity
9 11 (11.96%) Performance Management
9 11 (11.96%) Windows 7
10 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
10 10 (10.87%) MS Office
10 10 (10.87%) Service Desk Management
10 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
11 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
12 8 (8.70%) Supplier Management
12 8 (8.70%) Quality Management
12 8 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (8.70%) DevOps
12 8 (8.70%) Process Improvement
13 7 (7.61%) ServiceNow
13 7 (7.61%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (7.61%) MS Excel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Office
2 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) LAN
2 4 (4.35%) DHCP
2 4 (4.35%) DNS
2 4 (4.35%) Firewall
3 3 (3.26%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.26%) Network Security
4 1 (1.09%) WAN
4 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.09%) Wireless
General
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) Life Science
2 3 (3.26%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.09%) Statistics
3 1 (1.09%) User Experience
3 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
1 11 (11.96%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (71.74%) ITIL
2 37 (40.22%) Service Management
3 36 (39.13%) Service Delivery
4 20 (21.74%) Project Management
5 18 (19.57%) PRINCE2
5 18 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (17.39%) Problem Management
7 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (11.96%) Business Continuity
8 11 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (11.96%) Performance Management
9 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
9 10 (10.87%) Service Desk Management
10 8 (8.70%) DevOps
10 8 (8.70%) Process Improvement
10 8 (8.70%) Quality Management
10 8 (8.70%) Supplier Management
11 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
12 6 (6.52%) Data Analysis
12 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) CCNA
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) ACSA
6 1 (1.09%) CCDP
6 1 (1.09%) CCIP
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.09%) MCDST
6 1 (1.09%) MCITP
6 1 (1.09%) MCSA
6 1 (1.09%) MCSE
6 1 (1.09%) MCTS
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.09%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) SLA
2 8 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.09%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.09%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) ServiceNow
3 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.26%) Dynatrace
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (1.09%) Apple
6 1 (1.09%) BT
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix
6 1 (1.09%) EMC
6 1 (1.09%) Genesys
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.09%) Verint
6 1 (1.09%) Wyse