The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 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 / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 95 77
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 14 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.39% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.41% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
Median daily rate £363 £475 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +68.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £360 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -0.77% +5.00%  
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 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 1280 1712 1450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.95% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1011 850
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 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
Cheadle - 1 £313 -
Service Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (15.00%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Service Design
6 2 (10.00%) ITSM
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Transition Management
7 1 (5.00%) IaaS
7 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.00%) People Management
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.00%) User Experience
7 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) SaaS
7 1 (5.00%) PaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Velocity
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Service Design
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Ergonomics
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Snow
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks
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