The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 60 59 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.29% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.30% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
- +3.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
731 693 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.20% 92.28% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 421 217
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 32
Average hourly rate £12.40 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.97 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Manager across the Wales region.

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager across the Wales region.

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
West Wales - 7 £550 -
South Wales -2 3 £315 -30.00%
Service Manager
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Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 13 (72.22%) Service Management
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 11 (61.11%) Project Management
4 10 (55.56%) ITSM
4 10 (55.56%) Risk Management
4 10 (55.56%) Finance
5 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (38.89%) SLA
6 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 3 (16.67%) C
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) People Management
9 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
9 1 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (5.56%) Change Control
9 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (5.56%) User Stories
9 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
9 1 (5.56%) SCSM
9 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (5.56%) CRM
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Service Management
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 12 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 11 (61.11%) Project Management
4 10 (55.56%) ITSM
4 10 (55.56%) Risk Management
5 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (11.11%) People Management
8 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Change Control
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (5.56%) User Stories
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL Certification
1 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
1 1 (5.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
1 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow