The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Services Manager
England / North West
Rank 112 127 123
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 18 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.89% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 15
Median daily rate £450 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £398
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.66%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in the North West

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in the North West

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in the North West

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in the North West

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester -3 6 £400 +18.95% 2
Cheshire +25 2 £525 +19.31% 1
Merseyside +2 2 - -
Lancashire +14 1 - -
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 27 (55.10%) ITIL
2 19 (38.78%) Service Management
2 19 (38.78%) Service Delivery
3 11 (22.45%) Project Management
4 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.29%) Service Design
6 7 (14.29%) Finance
7 6 (12.24%) Change Management
7 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (12.24%) ISEB
7 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
7 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.20%) Release Management
8 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.20%) SLA
8 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.16%) Banking
9 4 (8.16%) User Experience
9 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
9 4 (8.16%) Business Transformation
10 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
10 3 (6.12%) Market Research
10 3 (6.12%) Rapid Prototyping
10 3 (6.12%) Social Media

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) User Experience
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) Social Media
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) ITIL
2 19 (38.78%) Service Delivery
2 19 (38.78%) Service Management
3 11 (22.45%) Project Management
4 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.29%) Service Design
7 6 (12.24%) Change Management
7 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
8 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
8 5 (10.20%) Release Management
9 4 (8.16%) Business Transformation
9 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
10 3 (6.12%) Market Research
10 3 (6.12%) Rapid Prototyping
10 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
1 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) COBIT
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
1 1 (2.04%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.04%) Snow