The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Service Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Manager
Rank 123 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 1.09% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.13% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 26
Median daily rate £438 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.52 £26.83
% change year-on-year
+11.40% +13.75%
Service Manager
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
2870 3000 2815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.32% 95.85% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1944 1837
Median daily rate £370 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 197 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £43.83 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 6 £610 +47.87% 3
Wiltshire -20 4 £390 -7.69%
Somerset +9 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Dorset -10 1 £350 +11.11%
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 South West region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 23 (60.53%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (44.74%) Service Delivery
4 13 (34.21%) Service Management
5 10 (26.32%) SLA
6 8 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) Office 365
8 6 (15.79%) Service Design
8 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
8 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
10 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
10 4 (10.53%) Service Continuity Management
10 4 (10.53%) Billing
10 4 (10.53%) Change Management
11 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (7.89%) Strategic Planning
11 3 (7.89%) Finance
12 2 (5.26%) Coaching
12 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
12 2 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
12 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (5.26%) Android
12 2 (5.26%) PABX
12 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) MPLS
1 2 (5.26%) PABX
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
1 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (10.53%) Billing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) ITIL
2 17 (44.74%) Service Delivery
3 13 (34.21%) Service Management
4 8 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.79%) Service Design
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.53%) Change Management
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 4 (10.53%) Service Continuity Management
8 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.89%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
9 2 (5.26%) Coaching
9 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.26%) ITSM
9 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
1 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.63%) Python
1 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) MCSE
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) BMC
1 1 (2.63%) HP
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy