The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 28 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 22 43
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 9 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.08% 6.08% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 6.32% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £388 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £424 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £23.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +16.84% +28.37%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 289 253 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 98.97% 96.20% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 186 265
Median daily rate £400 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £161 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -51.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £8.80 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Oxford

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Oxford

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in Oxford

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Oxford

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

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

1 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) BCP
5 3 (30.00%) ITSM
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
7 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Process Management
7 1 (10.00%) Publishing
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Apple
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Degree

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (20.00%) Office 365
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) BCP
5 3 (30.00%) ITSM
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Process Management
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (10.00%) Apple