The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Service Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Services Manager
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 82 63
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.39% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.42% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £203 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -51.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.48% -17.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
652 956 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.14% 94.00% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 562 472
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.55 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.49% +184.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 Reading region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) 4G
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft