Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 October 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 88 97
Rank change year-on-year +22 +9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 19 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.50% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.79% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
Reading median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +9.68%
10th Percentile £227 £214 £372
90th Percentile £585 £454 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £23.75 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.88 - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1172 1387 1764
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 91.67% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 790 1031
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 73 112
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.07% +24.67%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.78
90th Percentile £45.40 £32.56 £44.52
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £21.55
% change year-on-year +12.73% -36.19% +23.14%

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Reading

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Reading

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in Reading over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in Reading

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Reading region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Service Delivery
3 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (36.84%) SLA
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.79%) NHS
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (10.53%) CCNA
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) CCENT
8 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Service Design
8 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
8 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
9 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (5.26%) Release Management
9 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (5.26%) Service Continuity Management

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) 3G
1 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
General
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Service Delivery
3 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.53%) Service Design
6 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Continuity Management
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.26%) Statistics
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCENT
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy