Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Services Manager
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 126 139
Rank change year-on-year -18 +13 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 31 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.72% 1.07% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.16% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 18
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.16% +14.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £223 £238 £283
90th Percentile £488 £427 £410
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £29.88 -
South East median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +9.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 4,005 3,786 3,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.05% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,962 2,015 2,100
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 132 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Service Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Berkshire

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Berkshire

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in Berkshire

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Berkshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 10 £343 -0.72% 3
Maidenhead +3 1 - -
Bracknell -11 1 £370 -1.86% 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Service Manager
South East

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Service Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 22 (70.97%) Service Management
2 15 (48.39%) ITIL
3 14 (45.16%) Service Delivery
4 11 (35.48%) SLA
5 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
6 7 (22.58%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery Management
7 6 (19.35%) People Management
7 6 (19.35%) Product Management
8 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
8 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
8 5 (16.13%) User Experience
9 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
9 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
9 4 (12.90%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (12.90%) Remedy
9 4 (12.90%) BMC
10 3 (9.68%) Process Management
10 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.68%) Degree
10 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
10 3 (9.68%) MVNO
11 2 (6.45%) Customer-Centricity
11 2 (6.45%) Finance
11 2 (6.45%) Change Management
11 2 (6.45%) Project Management
12 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) MVNO
2 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) RIA
2 1 (3.23%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Service Management
2 15 (48.39%) ITIL
3 14 (45.16%) Service Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery Management
5 6 (19.35%) People Management
5 6 (19.35%) Product Management
6 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
6 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
8 3 (9.68%) Process Management
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
10 1 (3.23%) Collaborative Working
10 1 (3.23%) Commercial Awareness
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) COBIT
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) BMC
1 4 (12.90%) Remedy
2 1 (3.23%) Huawei
2 1 (3.23%) SAP