The median contractor rate for a Senior Service Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Senior Service Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 619 597
Rank change year-on-year +46 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Service Manager 32 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.054% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.057% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 20
Median daily rate £550 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £535 £500
% change year-on-year -9.34% +7.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Service Manager in the UK

Senior Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Service Manager in the UK

Senior Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Service Manager over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Service Manager in the UK

Senior Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Service Manager in the UK

Senior Service Manager
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Service Manager within the UK 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
England +52 32 £550 +22.22% 3
London +34 15 £575 +35.29% 2
South East +16 5 £625 +56.25%
East of England 0 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £638 -
North West +28 3 £405 -29.56%
Hertfordshire -1 3 - - 1
City of London - 3 £550 -
Watford - 3 - - 1
Redhill - 3 £650 -
Manchester +19 2 £405 -10.00%
Bolton - 2 £405 -
Berkshire +27 1 £500 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £425 -37.03%
West Yorkshire +17 1 £425 -37.03%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £592 -
Halifax - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 £375 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 £405 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
South West - 1 £405 -

Senior Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Service Manager in the job title.

1 24 (48.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (46.94%) Service Delivery
3 21 (42.86%) ITIL
4 20 (40.82%) Project Management
5 19 (38.78%) Finance
6 18 (36.73%) Service Management
7 13 (26.53%) Change Management
8 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
9 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (18.37%) ITSM
10 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
10 9 (18.37%) Coaching
11 5 (10.20%) Banking
12 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (6.12%) Resource Management
13 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
13 3 (6.12%) Dependency Management
13 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
13 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
13 3 (6.12%) Quality Management
13 3 (6.12%) MS Office
14 2 (4.08%) PMP
14 2 (4.08%) SLA
14 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
14 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
14 2 (4.08%) Asset Management

Senior Service 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 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Derivative
2 1 (2.04%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (46.94%) Service Delivery
3 21 (42.86%) ITIL
4 20 (40.82%) Project Management
5 18 (36.73%) Service Management
6 13 (26.53%) Change Management
7 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
8 9 (18.37%) Coaching
8 9 (18.37%) ITSM
8 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (6.12%) Dependency Management
9 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.12%) Quality Management
9 3 (6.12%) Resource Management
9 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
10 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
1 1 (2.04%) Java
1 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.08%) PMP
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) PMBOK
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco
2 1 (2.04%) FNZ
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.04%) Vermilion