Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £376 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 141 119
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 53 28 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.29% 0.65% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.71% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 29
Berkshire median daily rate £376 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.69% -18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £301 £308
90th Percentile £466 £483 £478
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.88 - £17.50
10th Percentile £23.09 - £16.25
90th Percentile £36.76 - £18.75
South East median hourly rate £29.88 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.47% +15.79% +39.02%

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 3783 3964 4566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.89% 92.21% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2007 2142 2475
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 184 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.48 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 22 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 +25 17 £400 +81.82%
Bracknell +6 7 £377 +16.00% 1
Slough - 3 £338 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Service Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Service Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 29 (54.72%) ITIL
2 21 (39.62%) Service Delivery
3 13 (24.53%) Service Management
4 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
4 10 (18.87%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (11.32%) SLA
5 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (9.43%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.43%) Finance
6 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (7.55%) Cisco
7 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery Management
7 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
7 4 (7.55%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.66%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (5.66%) Service Design
8 3 (5.66%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) Transition Management
8 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.66%) Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Back Office
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.66%) NHS
3 2 (3.77%) EPoS
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) ITIL
2 21 (39.62%) Service Delivery
3 13 (24.53%) Service Management
4 6 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.43%) ITIL V3
5 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery Management
7 3 (5.66%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.66%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) Service Design
7 3 (5.66%) Transition Management
8 2 (3.77%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (3.77%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) CCENT
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
1 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) BMC
5 1 (1.89%) EMC
5 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Huawei
5 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds