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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 92 95 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 51 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 0.66% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.70% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £470 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +15.78%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2844 1999 2857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.03% 93.89% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1236 1721
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 136 192
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Bristol -7 12 £455 +127.50% 5
Somerset -7 12 £375 +15.38% 1
Gloucestershire -12 9 £400 +14.28% 1
Devon - 8 £413 -
Wiltshire -6 5 £493 -1.50% 11
Dorset - - - - 1
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Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 56 (68.29%) ITIL
2 32 (39.02%) Security Cleared
3 29 (35.37%) Service Management
4 27 (32.93%) PRINCE2
5 25 (30.49%) Service Delivery
6 24 (29.27%) Project Management
7 19 (23.17%) Change Management
7 19 (23.17%) ITSM
8 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
8 17 (20.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (17.07%) ITIL V3
9 14 (17.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
11 11 (13.41%) Windows
12 10 (12.20%) SLA
12 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.20%) ISEB
13 9 (10.98%) ISEB Practitioner
14 8 (9.76%) Process Management
14 8 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity
15 7 (8.54%) Finance
15 7 (8.54%) DV Cleared
16 6 (7.32%) ISO 9001
16 6 (7.32%) MS Office
16 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
16 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
17 5 (6.10%) Back Office
17 5 (6.10%) SAN
17 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.44%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Summit
2 1 (1.22%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) SAN
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) VoIP
3 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.10%) Back Office
4 4 (4.88%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.10%) Statistics
3 2 (2.44%) Open Source
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) CMDB
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (68.29%) ITIL
2 29 (35.37%) Service Management
3 27 (32.93%) PRINCE2
4 25 (30.49%) Service Delivery
5 24 (29.27%) Project Management
6 19 (23.17%) Change Management
6 19 (23.17%) ITSM
7 14 (17.07%) ITIL V3
8 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.76%) Process Management
10 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity
11 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.10%) DevOps
12 4 (4.88%) Business Development
12 4 (4.88%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.88%) Migration
12 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) C++
1 1 (1.22%) Java
1 1 (1.22%) Perl
1 1 (1.22%) Python
1 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (12.20%) ISEB
5 9 (10.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (8.54%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.88%) MCP
9 1 (1.22%) MCSE
9 1 (1.22%) PMP
9 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.22%) MCITP
9 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.66%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.22%) COBIT
4 1 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) BS15000
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) VMware
3 3 (3.66%) Juniper
3 3 (3.66%) McAfee
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) F5
5 1 (1.22%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) BT
5 1 (1.22%) Meridio
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago