The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £421 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 114 117
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.44% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.46% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 25
Median daily rate £421 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.61% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £240 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £418 £400
% change year-on-year - +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.12 £32.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -55.87% +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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2159 2398 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.15% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1254 1368 1729
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 191 255
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
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 the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in the East of England

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in the East of England

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in the East of England

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in the East of England

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bedfordshire 0 8 £415 +27.69% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £500 +25.00% 4
Essex -12 4 £450 +50.00%
Suffolk +12 1 - -
Hertfordshire -5 1 - - 8
Norfolk - 1 £350 - 1
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 17 (47.22%) Service Delivery
3 15 (41.67%) Project Management
4 12 (33.33%) Service Management
5 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (22.22%) Service Design
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Retail
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (13.89%) ITSM
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (11.11%) SLA
10 4 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (8.33%) Office 365
11 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
11 3 (8.33%) Legal
11 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (8.33%) Change Management
11 3 (8.33%) CRM
11 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
12 2 (5.56%) VBA
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle
12 2 (5.56%) Windows
12 2 (5.56%) ERP

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.56%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 17 (47.22%) Service Delivery
3 15 (41.67%) Project Management
4 12 (33.33%) Service Management
5 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (22.22%) Service Design
7 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.89%) ITSM
9 3 (8.33%) Change Management
9 3 (8.33%) CRM
9 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
10 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (5.56%) ERP
10 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
10 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) VBA
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Siebel
3 1 (2.78%) Workday