The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Manager
Rank 559 545 533
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Services Manager 45 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.039% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.042% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 29
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£400 £365 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -25.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £332 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £342 £391
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -12.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £24.85 £21.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -36.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.85 - £33.28
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 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
England +14 41 £390 +6.84% 18
London +14 12 £451 +14.77% 8
Yorkshire +7 7 £353 +5.85% 4
South West - 7 £454 - 1
Bristol - 6 £454 -
East of England - 6 £300 - 1
South East -24 5 £356 +5.55% 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £380 - 1
Leeds - 4 £380 - 1
City of London +10 3 £550 +54.92% 3
South Yorkshire +3 3 £315 -5.40% 3
North West -4 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £288 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £475 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £288 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £425 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Birmingham -5 1 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands -10 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Wales - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £288 - 1
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £288 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -

IT Services Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 45 (61.64%) ITIL
2 31 (42.47%) Service Delivery
3 27 (36.99%) Service Management
4 18 (24.66%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (19.18%) Finance
6 11 (15.07%) ITSM
7 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
7 10 (13.70%) SLA
8 8 (10.96%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
9 7 (9.59%) Banking
9 7 (9.59%) Project Management
10 6 (8.22%) Business Continuity
10 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.22%) Retail
10 6 (8.22%) Supplier Management
11 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
11 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
11 5 (6.85%) Local Government
11 5 (6.85%) NHS
11 5 (6.85%) Windows
11 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
12 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.48%) Capacity Management
12 4 (5.48%) MS Office
12 4 (5.48%) Change Management
12 4 (5.48%) Degree
13 3 (4.11%) Performance Management
13 3 (4.11%) Knowledge Management
13 3 (4.11%) Asset Management

IT Services Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) LAN
1 1 (1.37%) WAN
1 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Retail
4 5 (6.85%) Local Government
5 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) French Language
7 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) NHS
2 2 (2.74%) Derivative
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.37%) Equities
3 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.37%) PDA
3 1 (1.37%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (61.64%) ITIL
2 31 (42.47%) Service Delivery
3 27 (36.99%) Service Management
4 11 (15.07%) ITSM
5 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
6 8 (10.96%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.59%) Project Management
8 6 (8.22%) Supplier Management
8 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.22%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.48%) Change Management
10 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.48%) Capacity Management
11 3 (4.11%) Performance Management
11 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.11%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (4.11%) Asset Management
12 2 (2.74%) Matrix Management
12 2 (2.74%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) VBScript
1 1 (1.37%) VB
1 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
2 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
1 1 (1.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) BMC
2 3 (4.11%) VMware
3 2 (2.74%) Remedy
3 2 (2.74%) HP
4 1 (1.37%) Dell
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix
4 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco
South West England
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago