The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 88 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 52 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.49% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 3
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£375 £423 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +23.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
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 the South West

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bristol +5 14 £350 -15.40% 4
Gloucestershire -7 11 £400 - 2
Somerset - 8 £358 - 2
Wiltshire -3 7 £463 -9.75% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Devon - - - -
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 45 (52.94%) Service Delivery
2 44 (51.76%) Security Cleared
3 36 (42.35%) ITIL
4 32 (37.65%) Service Management
5 30 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 25 (29.41%) SLA
7 14 (16.47%) Finance
8 12 (14.12%) DV Cleared
9 11 (12.94%) Incident Management
9 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
10 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.59%) assyst
11 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.41%) Business Development
11 8 (9.41%) ITSM
11 8 (9.41%) Scrum
12 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
13 6 (7.06%) Information Management
13 6 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (7.06%) Project Management
13 6 (7.06%) ITIL V3
14 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
14 5 (5.88%) ISEB
14 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
15 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
15 4 (4.71%) Change Management
15 4 (4.71%) Degree
15 4 (4.71%) People Management
16 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (1.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) assyst
2 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.18%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) Service Delivery
2 36 (42.35%) ITIL
3 32 (37.65%) Service Management
4 11 (12.94%) Incident Management
4 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
6 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.41%) Business Development
6 8 (9.41%) ITSM
6 8 (9.41%) Scrum
7 6 (7.06%) Information Management
7 6 (7.06%) Project Management
7 6 (7.06%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.71%) Change Management
9 4 (4.71%) People Management
10 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.53%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (51.76%) Security Cleared
2 30 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.88%) ISEB
6 4 (4.71%) Degree
7 2 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.35%) HP
1 2 (2.35%) Remedy
1 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft