Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 88 69
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 17 13 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.28% 0.88% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.94% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 48
Cheshire median daily rate £481 £475 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -5.71% +0.75%
10th Percentile £350 £413 £350
90th Percentile £544 £556 £538
North West median daily rate £436 £438 £459
% change year-on-year -0.29% -4.63% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £25.50
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £187.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year -76.00% +514.35% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1273 1386 1998
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.78% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1002 1326
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 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
Warrington +14 5 £525 +7.69%
Knutsford -15 2 £438 +2.94%
Alderley Edge - 1 £435 -
Service Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
4 3 (17.65%) Service Design
5 2 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) SLA
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Strategic Management
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITSM
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (5.88%) VMware

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 (11.76%) Office 365
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Design
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Strategic Management
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) VMware