The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 114 117 136
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 30 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 5
Average daily rate £400 £346 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £368 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.39 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Service Manager
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 15 £400 - 2
Devon -2 5 £475 -
Bristol - 4 £338 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
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Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (70.00%) ITIL
2 18 (45.00%) Service Management
3 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
4 14 (35.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (35.00%) Change Management
5 12 (30.00%) Project Management
5 12 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) ITSM
6 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Windows
7 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
8 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (17.50%) VMware
9 7 (17.50%) Business Continuity
9 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (17.50%) ITIL V3
10 6 (15.00%) MS Office
10 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (15.00%) Process Management
10 6 (15.00%) ISEB
11 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 5 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (12.50%) Statistics
11 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
12 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (10.00%) SharePoint Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (10.00%) Front Office
1 4 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) ITIL
2 18 (45.00%) Service Management
3 14 (35.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (35.00%) Change Management
4 12 (30.00%) Project Management
4 12 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 11 (27.50%) ITSM
6 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
7 7 (17.50%) Business Continuity
7 7 (17.50%) ITIL V3
8 6 (15.00%) Process Management
9 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
11 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
12 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.00%) Scrum
12 2 (5.00%) Information Management
13 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (15.00%) ISEB
5 5 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.50%) MCP
6 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Meridio
3 1 (2.50%) HP
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