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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 114 86 122
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 53 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.61% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.75% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 11
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£418 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £328 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.52 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.92 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +22.34%
Service Manager
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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
4068 2855 2683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.50% 92.04% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2453 1584 1329
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 181 207
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 25 £394 +0.96% 6
Cheshire -16 20 £450 -7.92% 4
Lancashire -13 6 £518 +44.25% 1
Merseyside -10 2 £334 -25.83%
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 60 (61.86%) ITIL
2 45 (46.39%) Service Delivery
3 33 (34.02%) Service Management
4 32 (32.99%) Finance
5 20 (20.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (20.62%) Project Management
6 17 (17.53%) Problem Management
6 17 (17.53%) Change Management
7 16 (16.49%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (13.40%) PRINCE2
9 10 (10.31%) Incident Management
10 9 (9.28%) Supplier Management
11 8 (8.25%) Risk Management
11 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
11 8 (8.25%) SLA
11 8 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (7.22%) Release Management
12 7 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
13 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
13 6 (6.19%) Service Desk Management
14 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
14 5 (5.15%) SAP
14 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
14 5 (5.15%) Migration
14 5 (5.15%) Performance Management
14 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (5.15%) Asset Management
15 4 (4.12%) Banking
15 4 (4.12%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) Broadband
1 1 (1.03%) DHCP
1 1 (1.03%) DNS
1 1 (1.03%) Cisco ICM
General
1 32 (32.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Legal
2 4 (4.12%) Banking
2 4 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) WSDL
1 4 (4.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) SecurID
3 3 (3.09%) NHS
4 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.06%) Statistics
5 1 (1.03%) Life Science
5 1 (1.03%) IVR
5 1 (1.03%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (61.86%) ITIL
2 45 (46.39%) Service Delivery
3 33 (34.02%) Service Management
4 20 (20.62%) Project Management
4 20 (20.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (17.53%) Change Management
5 17 (17.53%) Problem Management
6 13 (13.40%) PRINCE2
7 10 (10.31%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.28%) Supplier Management
9 8 (8.25%) Risk Management
9 8 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.22%) Release Management
10 7 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
11 6 (6.19%) Service Desk Management
12 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (5.15%) Performance Management
12 5 (5.15%) Asset Management
12 5 (5.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.12%) Python
2 4 (4.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (5.15%) SAP
2 4 (4.12%) Citrix
3 3 (3.09%) HP
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco
4 1 (1.03%) IBM
4 1 (1.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.03%) Northgate
4 1 (1.03%) Civica
4 1 (1.03%) Capita
4 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
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