The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 April 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 77 80
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 3 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.92% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.96% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.22% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £23.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year +16.84% +14.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 965 1462 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.54% 95.56% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 830 815
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Edinburgh

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Edinburgh region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (57.14%) ITSM
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 2 (28.57%) Process Management
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
5 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) Service Design
5 2 (28.57%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
6 1 (14.29%) Case Management
6 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) LAN

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) ITSM
3 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
5 2 (28.57%) Process Management
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Service Design
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
6 1 (14.29%) Case Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft