The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 60 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 8 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.93% 2.73% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 3.06% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£419 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £296 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £580 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
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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 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
791 881 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.98% 89.08% 91.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 437 316
Average daily rate £400 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 45
Average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £175.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 18 (85.71%) Service Management
2 17 (80.95%) Service Delivery
3 16 (76.19%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (19.05%) ITSM
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Huawei
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (9.52%) Time Management
8 2 (9.52%) Business Development
8 2 (9.52%) COBIT
8 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
8 2 (9.52%) CRM
8 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
9 1 (4.76%) 3G
9 1 (4.76%) MOF
9 1 (4.76%) BS15000
9 1 (4.76%) Back Office
9 1 (4.76%) Change Management
9 1 (4.76%) HP
9 1 (4.76%) EMC
9 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) 3G
1 1 (4.76%) 4G
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Service Management
2 17 (80.95%) Service Delivery
3 16 (76.19%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) ITSM
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
7 2 (9.52%) Business Development
7 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
8 1 (4.76%) MOF
8 1 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Contact Management
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) IT Governance
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) BS15000
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Huawei
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) EMC
2 1 (4.76%) BMC