Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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.

Services Manager
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 50 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.92% 0.24% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.26% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Watford median daily rate £490 - £425
10th Percentile £433 - £369
90th Percentile £523 - £468
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 349 383 299
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 92.07% 97.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 189 151
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £158
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.21% +5.03% -5.88%

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in Watford

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in Watford

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Service Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) SaaS
4 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Availability Management
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) Process Management
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Concur
5 1 (14.29%) Source to Pay
5 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
5 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) CMDB
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Availability Management
5 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Source to Pay
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Concur
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow