The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 85 89
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 6 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.95% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.01% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Median daily rate £400 £335 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -21.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £317 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £347 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £391
% change year-on-year -3.29% +8.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +29.26% -10.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Manchester

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Manchester

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in Manchester

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Manchester

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Cheadle - 1 £450 - 1
Salford - 1 £600 - 1
Service Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Manchester region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 16 (61.54%) ITIL
2 13 (50.00%) Service Management
3 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
3 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
4 6 (23.08%) ISEB
4 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Release Management
5 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
7 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
7 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) SLA
8 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (7.69%) Windows
8 2 (7.69%) ITSM
8 2 (7.69%) SAP
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Governance
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server

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

General
1 1 (3.85%) Automotive
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Life Science
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) ITIL
2 13 (50.00%) Service Management
3 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
3 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
4 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (19.23%) Release Management
6 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
6 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
7 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Governance
8 2 (7.69%) Service Design
8 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISEB
1 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.85%) Snow
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