Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £376 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 133 113
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 26 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.75% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.80% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 28
Berkshire median daily rate £376 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.69% -16.13% -6.06%
10th Percentile £238 £301 £305
90th Percentile £390 £575 £481
South East median daily rate £415 £450 £403
% change year-on-year -7.78% +11.66% +7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.75 - -
South East median hourly rate £28.13 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.13% -11.67% +30.43%

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 3,667 3,738 4,626
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.72% 93.22% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,948 1,929 2,442
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £238
90th Percentile £582 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 182 228
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -23.38% +13.00%
10th Percentile £10.59 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.37
% change year-on-year +2.86% -9.67% +19.22%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +7 8 £250 +13.64% 5
Bracknell -4 3 £370 +13.85%
Slough - 2 £430 -
Maidenhead -6 1 - - 1
Service Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) SLA
6 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (11.54%) 3G
6 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (11.54%) 2G
6 3 (11.54%) Finance
6 3 (11.54%) 4G
6 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
6 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
7 2 (7.69%) Windows
8 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
8 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.85%) SAS
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) SAN
8 1 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (3.85%) SQL

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 1 (3.85%) SAS
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) 2G
1 3 (11.54%) 3G
1 3 (11.54%) 4G
1 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
3 5 (19.23%) Service Management
4 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.85%) People Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Service Design
6 1 (3.85%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) EMC
2 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.85%) VMware