The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Services Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Services 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
IT Service Manager
Rank 549 517 516
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Services Manager 34 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.075% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.081% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 10
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£381 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £290 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £650 £667
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.56

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

IT Services Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Services Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Services Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Services Manager within the UK.

IT Services Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Services Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Services Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

IT Services Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Services Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Services Manager within the UK.

IT Services Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Services Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Services Manager within the UK 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
England -24 28 £400 +12.67% 23
London +2 18 £433 -17.61% 5
City of London +17 6 £413 -21.42%
Scotland -5 5 £224 -31.15%
Edinburgh - 5 £224 -
South East -9 3 £425 +41.66% 4
South West -14 3 £373 -12.35% 1
West Midlands 0 2 £300 -17.80% 2
Berkshire -1 2 £425 +54.54% 1
Somerset - 2 £361 -
East Midlands +13 1 - - 2
Reading +7 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire +2 1 £250 - 1
East of England -1 1 £250 - 2
Northamptonshire -4 1 - -
Northampton -7 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Luton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -

IT Services Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT Services 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 IT Services Manager in their job title.

1 56 (65.88%) ITIL
2 43 (50.59%) Service Delivery
3 39 (45.88%) Service Management
4 22 (25.88%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (22.35%) ITSM
5 19 (22.35%) Finance
6 14 (16.47%) SLA
7 11 (12.94%) ITIL V3
8 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
9 9 (10.59%) Project Management
10 8 (9.41%) Degree
11 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
11 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
11 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
12 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
12 6 (7.06%) Supplier Management
13 5 (5.88%) Business Continuity
13 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (4.71%) Windows
14 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
14 4 (4.71%) Performance Management
14 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
14 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
14 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (4.71%) Transition Management
14 4 (4.71%) Line Management
14 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
15 3 (3.53%) Information Assurance

IT Services Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT Services 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 IT Services Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) assyst
2 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) 3G
2 2 (2.35%) WAN
2 2 (2.35%) 4G
3 1 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
3 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) iPhone
4 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) ITIL
2 43 (50.59%) Service Delivery
3 39 (45.88%) Service Management
4 19 (22.35%) ITSM
5 11 (12.94%) ITIL V3
6 9 (10.59%) Project Management
7 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
7 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.06%) Supplier Management
9 5 (5.88%) Business Continuity
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.71%) Transition Management
10 4 (4.71%) Line Management
10 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.53%) Information Assurance
11 3 (3.53%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) C
1 1 (1.18%) C#
1 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.18%) SQL
1 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (25.88%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) Degree
4 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) ISEB
5 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) SLA
2 3 (3.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) SAP
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco
3 1 (1.18%) BMC
3 1 (1.18%) NetApp
3 1 (1.18%) EMC
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy
3 1 (1.18%) VMware