The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 110 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.56% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
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£363 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -6.38%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2533 2346 2481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.24% 93.88% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1144 1131
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 82 110
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Edinburgh -11 9 £368 -26.50%
Glasgow -10 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Stirling - 4 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (58.06%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL
3 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
4 11 (35.48%) Service Management
5 9 (29.03%) Banking
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (16.13%) SLA
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
8 2 (6.45%) BCP
8 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
8 2 (6.45%) SQL
8 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.45%) Release Management
8 2 (6.45%) ITSM
8 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (3.23%) Back Office
9 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (3.23%) AppSense
9 1 (3.23%) Legal
9 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.23%) VMware
9 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
9 1 (3.23%) Spring
9 1 (3.23%) Retail
9 1 (3.23%) Subversion
9 1 (3.23%) Financial Analysis
9 1 (3.23%) iPad
9 1 (3.23%) Project Governance

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.23%) Spring
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
1 1 (3.23%) XML
1 1 (3.23%) JMS
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Derivative
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
3 11 (35.48%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) BCP
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.23%) Transition Management
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) EMIR
2 1 (3.23%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) AppSense
1 1 (3.23%) VMware
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Calypso
1 1 (3.23%) HP
1 1 (3.23%) Citrix