The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 63 60
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 13 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.23% 1.02% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 1.10% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £425 £420 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year - +4.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 533 820 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.27% 93.08% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 478 400
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 48
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 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 22 June 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 13 (76.47%) ITIL
1 13 (76.47%) SLA
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (41.18%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) CRM
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
7 2 (11.76%) 3G
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
8 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (5.88%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) Service Design

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 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) 3G
2 1 (5.88%) 4G
2 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
5 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
6 2 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL V2
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (5.88%) SDLC
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
2 1 (5.88%) BMC
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media