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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 61 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 12 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.68% 2.66% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.76% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £328 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.92 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +22.34%
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
686 508 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.08% 96.39% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 268
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 34
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Oxford -17 8 £363 -27.50%
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 19 (90.48%) ITIL
2 14 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 13 (61.90%) Service Management
4 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 5 (23.81%) Publishing
6 5 (23.81%) SLA
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (19.05%) SaaS
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
9 2 (9.52%) People Management
9 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
9 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.76%) Release Management
10 1 (4.76%) Degree
10 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
10 1 (4.76%) Transition Management
10 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.76%) Coaching
10 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.76%) Finance
10 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.76%) CRM
10 1 (4.76%) Microsoft

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) SaaS
General
1 5 (23.81%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) ITIL
2 14 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 13 (61.90%) Service Management
4 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
8 2 (9.52%) People Management
9 1 (4.76%) Release Management
9 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
9 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.76%) Transition Management
9 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.76%) Coaching
9 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.76%) Process Management
9 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft