The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 23 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 14 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.81% 1.69% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.77% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 4
Median daily rate £325 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.85% +15.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £433 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -3.90% +4.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 727 733 874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.81% 95.57% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 413 422
Median daily rate £406 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.71 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.25% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 23 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Service Management
3 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Service Design
6 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Change Management
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery Management
7 3 (20.00%) SFIA
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (13.33%) Coaching
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
8 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 1 (6.67%) Retail
9 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
9 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
9 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
9 1 (6.67%) C
9 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
9 1 (6.67%) SLA
9 1 (6.67%) Data Centre

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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 9 (60.00%) Service Management
4 5 (33.33%) Service Design
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery Management
6 3 (20.00%) SFIA
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (6.67%) Line Management
8 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
8 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft