Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 71 86
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 7 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.49% 1.43% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.54% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £265 £227 £214
90th Percentile £606 £585 £454
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +26.67% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £23.75 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £29.88 -

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 1,313 1,168 1,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.43% 92.92% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 667 794
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £191 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 64 75
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.49% +4.25% -30.39%
10th Percentile £10.85 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.35 £45.93 £31.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.35
% change year-on-year +29.03% +8.01% -33.41%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) SLA
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) RIA
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) RIA
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) COBIT
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) Huawei
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy