The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 176 175
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 86 94 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.11% 1.05% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.10% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 67 53
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +0.42% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.12 £32.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -55.87% +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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in the South East

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in the South East

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in the South East

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in the South East

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Berkshire +29 32 £413 +3.12% 7
Hampshire +2 17 £375 -15.49% 4
Oxfordshire +1 15 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey +19 14 £475 +31.03% 4
Buckinghamshire -28 4 £325 -19.36%
Middlesex +12 3 £436 -
West Sussex +12 1 £288 -33.52% 1
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 114 (69.94%) ITIL
2 82 (50.31%) Service Delivery
3 78 (47.85%) Service Management
4 39 (23.93%) Telecoms
4 39 (23.93%) SLA
5 34 (20.86%) Finance
6 30 (18.40%) ITIL V3
7 28 (17.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (16.56%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (14.72%) Service Design
10 23 (14.11%) Change Management
10 23 (14.11%) Project Management
11 21 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
12 17 (10.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (9.20%) Data Centre
15 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
16 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
16 13 (7.98%) Degree
16 13 (7.98%) ITSM
17 11 (6.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (6.75%) IT Strategy
17 11 (6.75%) Problem Management
18 10 (6.13%) Customer Requirements
18 10 (6.13%) Data Analysis
18 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
19 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
19 9 (5.52%) Back Office

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (0.61%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) MPLS
2 3 (1.84%) 3G
2 3 (1.84%) Broadband
2 3 (1.84%) Internet
2 3 (1.84%) LAN
2 3 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (1.84%) WAN
3 2 (1.23%) 4G
3 2 (1.23%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.61%) PBX
4 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 39 (23.93%) Telecoms
2 34 (20.86%) Finance
3 9 (5.52%) Back Office
4 4 (2.45%) Banking
4 4 (2.45%) Publishing
5 3 (1.84%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.52%) CMDB
4 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.07%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.84%) Digital TV
5 3 (1.84%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) IVR
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.45%) Windows
2 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (69.94%) ITIL
2 82 (50.31%) Service Delivery
3 78 (47.85%) Service Management
4 30 (18.40%) ITIL V3
5 28 (17.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (14.72%) Service Design
7 23 (14.11%) Change Management
7 23 (14.11%) Project Management
8 21 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
10 13 (7.98%) ITSM
11 11 (6.75%) IT Strategy
11 11 (6.75%) Problem Management
12 10 (6.13%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (6.13%) Data Analysis
13 9 (5.52%) Process Improvement
13 9 (5.52%) Risk Management
14 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery Management
14 8 (4.91%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (16.56%) ITIL Certification
2 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.98%) Degree
5 11 (6.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.68%) Master's Degree
7 5 (3.07%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.45%) CCNA
8 4 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.61%) CCENT
9 1 (0.61%) MBA
9 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (23.93%) SLA
2 9 (5.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (2.45%) GAMP
4 4 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.84%) GxP
5 3 (1.84%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.29%) ServiceNow
3 6 (3.68%) SAP
4 4 (2.45%) Motorola
5 3 (1.84%) Apple
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco
5 3 (1.84%) IBM
5 3 (1.84%) Remedy
6 2 (1.23%) HP
6 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.61%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.61%) BMC
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.61%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
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