The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 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.

Services Manager
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 113 120
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 6 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.81% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.86% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Median daily rate £450 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +70.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £130 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £498 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -3.29% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £13.73 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.26%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2454 2788
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.20% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1352 1528
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 77
Median hourly rate £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Scotland

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Scotland

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Scotland

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh +10 4 £450 +5.88% 1
Glasgow 0 1 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Service Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
5 2 (20.00%) Service Design
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Service Design
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) Case Management
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft