The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Services Manager
England / South East
Rank 173 178 153
Rank change year-on-year +5 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 68 87 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.94% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.99% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 76
Median daily rate £429 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.18% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Buckinghamshire -10 16 £406 -0.53% 2
West Sussex +13 13 £369 -10.60% 1
Berkshire +11 13 £438 +30.11% 7
Hampshire +15 9 £441 +6.96% 1
Middlesex +7 7 £484 +53.65%
Surrey +13 6 £456 +45.87% 1
Kent +10 1 £305 -
Sussex +3 1 £305 -
Oxfordshire -27 1 - - 3
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 90 (59.21%) ITIL
2 69 (45.39%) Service Management
3 53 (34.87%) Service Delivery
4 33 (21.71%) Finance
5 31 (20.39%) SLA
6 26 (17.11%) ITIL V3
6 26 (17.11%) Service Design
7 24 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 23 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (11.84%) SharePoint
12 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
12 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
13 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.21%) Project Management
15 13 (8.55%) Change Management
15 13 (8.55%) MS PowerPoint
16 12 (7.89%) Data Analysis
16 12 (7.89%) Problem Management
17 11 (7.24%) Incident Management
17 11 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (6.58%) Performance Management
19 9 (5.92%) Demand Management
20 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
20 8 (5.26%) SAS
20 8 (5.26%) ServiceNow
20 8 (5.26%) CMDB
20 8 (5.26%) Hadoop
20 8 (5.26%) IT Strategy

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.26%) SAS
3 3 (1.97%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.66%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.66%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (8.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) IaaS
2 4 (2.63%) PaaS
3 3 (1.97%) Office 365
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) MPLS
2 4 (2.63%) DHCP
2 4 (2.63%) DNS
3 3 (1.97%) 3G
3 3 (1.97%) 4G
4 1 (0.66%) Broadband
4 1 (0.66%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) Internet
4 1 (0.66%) LAN
4 1 (0.66%) PBX
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
General
1 33 (21.71%) Finance
2 24 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.61%) Back Office
4 4 (2.63%) Retail
5 3 (1.97%) French Language
5 3 (1.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.26%) CMDB
3 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.63%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.97%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.66%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Linux
2 2 (1.32%) Unix
2 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.66%) MVS
3 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (59.21%) ITIL
2 69 (45.39%) Service Management
3 53 (34.87%) Service Delivery
4 26 (17.11%) ITIL V3
4 26 (17.11%) Service Design
5 19 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.21%) Project Management
8 13 (8.55%) Change Management
9 12 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.89%) Problem Management
10 11 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.24%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.58%) Performance Management
12 9 (5.92%) Demand Management
13 8 (5.26%) IT Strategy
14 7 (4.61%) Analytics
14 7 (4.61%) ITSM
14 7 (4.61%) PRINCE2
14 7 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.63%) C
2 2 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
2 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) Degree
3 5 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.66%) CCNA
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) PMP
6 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.39%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) GAMP
2 3 (1.97%) GxP
2 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) COBIT
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (5.26%) ServiceNow
2 5 (3.29%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (2.63%) Citrix
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.63%) SAP
4 3 (1.97%) CA
4 3 (1.97%) HP
4 3 (1.97%) VMware
5 2 (1.32%) BMC
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 1 (0.66%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.66%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.66%) Concur
6 1 (0.66%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.66%) Remedy
6 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.66%) Splunk
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec
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