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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Manager
Rank 566 542 553
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Services Manager 57 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.062% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.066% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 22
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£380 £495 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.23% +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £540 £350
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +54.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £30.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -30.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 - £30.14

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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -5 53 £380 -29.62% 21
London +14 14 £400 +14.28% 4
South East -5 8 £335 +21.81% 7
Yorkshire +4 7 £380 +14.11% 2
West Yorkshire +3 6 £380 - 1
East of England -21 6 £300 -45.45%
Leeds - 6 £380 - 1
Cheshire +3 5 £515 -8.03%
North West -8 5 £515 -8.03% 1
Warrington -9 5 £515 -8.03%
South West - 5 £400 - 1
City of London +20 4 £410 -25.45% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £331 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £380 +16.92% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 -
Cambridge - 3 £300 -
Berkshire +12 2 - - 3
West Midlands -18 2 £400 -11.11% 5
Somerset - 2 £375 -
Birmingham -5 1 £400 -11.11%
Slough -10 1 - - 3
Surrey -10 1 - -
Essex -12 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £288 - 3
Suffolk - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £288 - 2
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -

IT Services Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 57 (59.38%) ITIL
2 43 (44.79%) Service Delivery
3 35 (36.46%) Service Management
4 18 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (16.67%) Finance
6 15 (15.63%) SLA
7 14 (14.58%) ITSM
8 12 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 11 (11.46%) Project Management
10 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
12 7 (7.29%) Retail
12 7 (7.29%) Local Government
12 7 (7.29%) Incident Management
12 7 (7.29%) Degree
12 7 (7.29%) Business Continuity
12 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
13 6 (6.25%) NHS
13 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.25%) Banking
13 6 (6.25%) People Management
14 5 (5.21%) Transition Management
14 5 (5.21%) Supplier Management
14 5 (5.21%) Performance Management
14 5 (5.21%) Problem Management
15 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
15 4 (4.17%) Risk Management
15 4 (4.17%) Information Assurance
15 4 (4.17%) Data Protection

IT Services Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.08%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.04%) 4G
1 1 (1.04%) 3G
1 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Retail
2 7 (7.29%) Local Government
3 6 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) NHS
3 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.04%) iPhone
6 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.04%) Android
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (59.38%) ITIL
2 43 (44.79%) Service Delivery
3 35 (36.46%) Service Management
4 14 (14.58%) ITSM
5 12 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 11 (11.46%) Project Management
7 7 (7.29%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.29%) Business Continuity
8 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.25%) People Management
9 5 (5.21%) Transition Management
9 5 (5.21%) Supplier Management
9 5 (5.21%) Performance Management
9 5 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.17%) Information Assurance
10 4 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 4 (4.17%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.08%) VB
2 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.04%) C
2 1 (1.04%) C#
2 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.04%) SQL
2 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) Degree
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB
5 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.04%) APMP
6 1 (1.04%) CISSP
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) SCSM
1 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.04%) SCCM
1 1 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.13%) BMC
3 2 (2.08%) Remedy
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.04%) SAP
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle
4 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £365.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £37000.00 - £38500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Rate: From £38,500 to £48,000 per annum pro rata + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago