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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Manager
Rank 562 559 563
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Services Manager 71 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 10
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£448 £378 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.54% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £488 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.52 £28.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.03% +34.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £28.25 -
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +20 70 £445 +20.27% 22
London +25 32 £450 +24.13% 8
Yorkshire -26 10 £275 -27.63%
West Yorkshire -24 9 £275 -27.63%
Leeds -25 9 £275 -27.63%
South East -23 8 £381 +13.80% 2
North West -30 6 £513 - 6
City of London +9 4 £475 +5.55% 2
South West -5 4 £398 -0.62% 2
East Midlands - 4 £325 - 2
Dorset - 3 £398 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £325 - 1
West Midlands +10 2 £500 +25.00% 1
East of England 0 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Surrey -1 2 £425 -
Cheshire -13 2 £525 +2.43% 1
Warrington -17 2 £525 +2.43%
Preston - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £322 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £363 - 1
Manchester - 2 £450 - 5
North East - 2 £470 -
Suffolk +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Cambridge -9 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes -11 1 £250 -34.21%
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £250 -34.21%
South Yorkshire -16 1 £140 -55.55%

IT Services Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 103 (74.64%) ITIL
2 70 (50.72%) Service Management
3 58 (42.03%) Service Delivery
4 44 (31.88%) Finance
5 39 (28.26%) ITSM
6 32 (23.19%) SLA
7 28 (20.29%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (20.29%) Change Management
8 23 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 20 (14.49%) Problem Management
10 19 (13.77%) PRINCE2
11 18 (13.04%) ITIL V3
12 16 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (11.59%) Retail
13 14 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.42%) Supplier Management
15 12 (8.70%) Project Management
16 9 (6.52%) Degree
16 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
16 9 (6.52%) E-Commerce
16 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
17 8 (5.80%) Business Continuity
18 7 (5.07%) SAP
18 7 (5.07%) CRM
18 7 (5.07%) Transition Management
18 7 (5.07%) Data Centre
19 6 (4.35%) Programme Management
19 6 (4.35%) Performance Management
19 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
19 6 (4.35%) ERP

IT Services Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) SAN
1 3 (2.17%) NAS
2 2 (1.45%) Firewall
2 2 (1.45%) WAN
2 2 (1.45%) DHCP
2 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.17%) SAP BW
General
1 44 (31.88%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Retail
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) French Language
4 2 (1.45%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.45%) Law
4 2 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.35%) PMI
3 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.45%) CMDB
5 2 (1.45%) FMCG
5 2 (1.45%) Social Media
5 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) DTV
6 1 (0.72%) SecurID
6 1 (0.72%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (74.64%) ITIL
2 70 (50.72%) Service Management
3 58 (42.03%) Service Delivery
4 39 (28.26%) ITSM
5 28 (20.29%) Change Management
6 23 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 20 (14.49%) Problem Management
8 19 (13.77%) PRINCE2
9 18 (13.04%) ITIL V3
10 16 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.42%) Supplier Management
13 12 (8.70%) Project Management
14 9 (6.52%) E-Commerce
15 8 (5.80%) Business Continuity
16 7 (5.07%) CRM
16 7 (5.07%) Transition Management
17 6 (4.35%) Performance Management
17 6 (4.35%) BCP
17 6 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.72%) C
1 1 (0.72%) C++
1 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (20.29%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (6.52%) Degree
3 6 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) MCP
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) CISSP
6 1 (0.72%) MBA
6 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (23.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) QA
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.72%) BS15000
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.07%) SAP
3 2 (1.45%) JDA
3 2 (1.45%) VMware
3 2 (1.45%) LANDesk
3 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.72%) NetScout
4 1 (0.72%) Epicor
4 1 (0.72%) NetApp
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco
4 1 (0.72%) HP
4 1 (0.72%) Citrix
4 1 (0.72%) BMC
City, London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
VIQU
Rate: £15 - 20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago