The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 61 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.80% 1.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.36% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£350 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 - £20.00
Service Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
694 368 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 92.53% 93.40% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 198 238
Average daily rate £430 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £467 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.50 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Oxford -21 2 - - 3
Abingdon - - - -
Carterton - - - -
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (31.25%) SLA
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP
6 3 (18.75%) Business Development
6 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Transition Management
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
8 1 (6.25%) Information Security
8 1 (6.25%) ITSM
8 1 (6.25%) Finance
8 1 (6.25%) Publishing
8 1 (6.25%) MCSE
8 1 (6.25%) UNIX
8 1 (6.25%) CCNA
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Development
4 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Transition Management
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA