The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 24 April 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 advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 84 62 84
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 30 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.96% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 2.11% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 11
Average daily rate £321 £355 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £358
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +7.72%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2149 1659 2110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.25% 92.79% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1114 764 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 147 178
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -4 9 £300 -45.45% 1
Birmingham -7 8 £425 +7.25% 3
Solihull -8 4 £321 +0.31%
Shropshire -2 3 £390 +20.00%
Coventry -14 2 £220 -52.17%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 26 (50.98%) ITIL
2 25 (49.02%) Service Delivery
3 21 (41.18%) Service Management
4 12 (23.53%) Project Management
5 11 (21.57%) Finance
6 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.80%) SLA
8 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
8 5 (9.80%) Change Management
8 5 (9.80%) ITSM
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.84%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.88%) Change Control
10 3 (5.88%) Supplier Management
10 3 (5.88%) Information Assurance
10 3 (5.88%) NHS
10 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.88%) UNIX
10 3 (5.88%) Oracle
10 3 (5.88%) Sybase
10 3 (5.88%) MS Office
10 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
10 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Broadband
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Front Office
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Billing
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
5 1 (1.96%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) DTV
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) UNIX
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) ITIL
2 25 (49.02%) Service Delivery
3 21 (41.18%) Service Management
4 12 (23.53%) Project Management
5 5 (9.80%) Change Management
5 5 (9.80%) ITSM
5 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.88%) Supplier Management
7 3 (5.88%) Change Control
7 3 (5.88%) Information Assurance
7 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.92%) BCP
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle
1 3 (5.88%) Sybase
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Lotus
3 1 (1.96%) RightScale
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