The median contractor rate for an IT Services Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

IT Service Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 552 540
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Services Manager 67 97 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 72 69
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
10th Percentile £283 £313 £300
90th Percentile £520 £575 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £445 £415
% change year-on-year -6.74% +7.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £39.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +122.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +122.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

IT Services Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Services Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Services Manager in the UK

IT Services Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Services Manager in the UK

IT Services Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Services Manager over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Services Manager in the UK

IT Services Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Services Manager in the UK

IT Services Manager
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Services Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +3 64 £425 -5.02% 33
UK excluding London +51 39 £415 -6.74% 26
London -12 27 £450 -1.36% 8
South East +12 16 £413 -8.33% 11
North of England +66 13 £350 -18.36% 2
East of England -5 6 £450 +23.28% 9
Scotland +31 4 £415 -7.77% 1
South West 0 1 £415 +18.57% 2

IT Services Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT Services 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 featuring IT Services Manager in the job title.

1 59 (47.58%) ITIL
2 44 (35.48%) Finance
3 41 (33.06%) Service Management
4 31 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 22 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (17.74%) ITSM
6 21 (16.94%) SLA
7 20 (16.13%) Project Management
8 19 (15.32%) PRINCE2
9 16 (12.90%) ITIL V3
10 15 (12.10%) Supplier Management
11 14 (11.29%) Telecoms
11 14 (11.29%) Change Management
12 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.26%) Degree
14 9 (7.26%) IT Strategy
15 8 (6.45%) Risk Management
16 7 (5.65%) Incident Management
16 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
16 7 (5.65%) Legal
16 7 (5.65%) Banking
16 7 (5.65%) Virtual Team
16 7 (5.65%) Matrix Organization
17 6 (4.84%) Service Design
17 6 (4.84%) Retail
17 6 (4.84%) Business Analysis
17 6 (4.84%) Programme Management
17 6 (4.84%) Marketing

IT Services Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.42%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) MPLS
2 3 (2.42%) LAN
2 3 (2.42%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
3 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) Big Data
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.81%) Gradle
1 1 (0.81%) Hudson
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.81%) JIRA
1 1 (0.81%) Maven
1 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 44 (35.48%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Legal
4 6 (4.84%) Marketing
4 6 (4.84%) Retail
5 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.23%) Back Office
7 3 (2.42%) Electronics
7 3 (2.42%) Law
8 2 (1.61%) Billing
8 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Local Government
9 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Virtual Team
2 6 (4.84%) CMDB
3 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.81%) BYOD
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.03%) Windows
2 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.81%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Unix
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.58%) ITIL
2 41 (33.06%) Service Management
3 31 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 22 (17.74%) ITSM
4 22 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (16.13%) Project Management
6 19 (15.32%) PRINCE2
7 16 (12.90%) ITIL V3
8 15 (12.10%) Supplier Management
9 14 (11.29%) Change Management
10 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.26%) IT Strategy
13 8 (6.45%) Risk Management
14 7 (5.65%) Incident Management
14 7 (5.65%) Matrix Organization
15 6 (4.84%) Business Analysis
15 6 (4.84%) Operations Management
15 6 (4.84%) SDLC
15 6 (4.84%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.61%) SQL
1 2 (1.61%) VBA
2 1 (0.81%) Groovy
2 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (7.26%) Degree
3 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.61%) CCA
6 2 (1.61%) CCENT
6 2 (1.61%) CCNA
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.61%) PMP
6 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.94%) SLA
2 5 (4.03%) QA
3 4 (3.23%) PMO
4 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.61%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) SCOM
2 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (4.03%) SAP
1 5 (4.03%) ServiceNow
2 3 (2.42%) Cisco
2 3 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.61%) Adobe
3 2 (1.61%) Apple
3 2 (1.61%) Citrix
3 2 (1.61%) HP
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.81%) Capita
4 1 (0.81%) IBM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.81%) Spiceworks
4 1 (0.81%) VMware
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