The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Services Manager
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 68 49
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.35% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.35% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
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 South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 547 569 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.81% 98.78% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 382 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 19
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in South Wales

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in South Wales

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in South Wales

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
1 14 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
3 10 (71.43%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) NHS
6 2 (14.29%) ITSM
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) People Management
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) SLA
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 1 (7.14%) RIA

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
1 14 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITSM
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA