Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 85 80
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 11 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.03% 1.63% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.70% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 13
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £444 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +36.54% -19.85%
10th Percentile £370 £306 £261
90th Percentile £520 £500 £438
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £438 £363
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,012 1,525 1,266
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 95.43% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 803 696
Milton Keynes median daily rate £435 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +3.50% -
10th Percentile £212 £250 £258
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 49
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.42 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £24.00 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.69 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.61% +9.38% +6.67%

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in Milton Keynes

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, Service Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Service Delivery
2 8 (72.73%) Incident Management
3 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 7 (63.64%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (45.45%) SIEM
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (45.45%) SLA
4 5 (45.45%) Service Management
5 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
5 4 (36.36%) Matrix Management
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
6 3 (27.27%) Security Management
6 3 (27.27%) Legal
7 2 (18.18%) Avaya
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Confluence
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Service Design
8 1 (9.09%) vRealize
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (9.09%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) eTOM
8 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Service Delivery
2 8 (72.73%) Incident Management
3 7 (63.64%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (63.64%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (45.45%) Service Management
4 5 (45.45%) SIEM
4 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (36.36%) Matrix Management
5 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
6 3 (27.27%) Security Management
6 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
7 2 (18.18%) Service Design
8 1 (9.09%) eTOM
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) ITSM
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) VMware