The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / Wales
Rank 67 72 51
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 1 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% 0.74% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.75% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £425 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -9.67%  
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 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 681 668 697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.60% 98.38% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 445 394
Median daily rate £393 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £185
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 52 39 43
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
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 Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Wales

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Wales

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in Wales

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 Wales region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 16 (94.12%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
3 12 (70.59%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) NHS
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) Informatics
7 1 (5.88%) RIA
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.88%) Information Management
7 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (5.88%) EXIN

Service Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 16 (94.12%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) BPR
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCAB
2 1 (5.88%) EXIN
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) SAP