The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 64 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 3 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 1.85% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 1.96% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
Median daily rate £350 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year - +4.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 601 867 952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.50% 94.24% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 626 574
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Service Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Cheshire

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Cheshire

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +8 1 £290 -42.00%
Service Manager
North West

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Cheshire region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Strategic Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) SFIA
4 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) SFIA
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (20.00%) VMware