The median contractor rate for a Service Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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.

Services Manager
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 103 92
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 18 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.29% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 20
Median daily rate £375 £344 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £278 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -0.77% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.12 £32.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -55.87% +4.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1898 2859 2280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.70% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1695 1397
Median daily rate £388 £399 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 92 136
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Service Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Manager in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Manager in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Manager in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Manager in the West Midlands

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Coventry +15 7 £249 -13.04% 4
Birmingham +8 5 £448 +11.87% 1
Shropshire +12 2 £450 -
Service Manager
England

Service Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Service Manager in the job title.

1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 25 (51.02%) Service Delivery
3 16 (32.65%) Service Management
4 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
5 14 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (22.45%) Project Management
7 10 (20.41%) Service Design
8 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.33%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (12.24%) Virtual Team
11 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
12 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (10.20%) Matrix Management
12 5 (10.20%) Billing
12 5 (10.20%) Finance
12 5 (10.20%) Cisco
13 4 (8.16%) ITSM
13 4 (8.16%) Smart Meter
13 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery Management
14 3 (6.12%) Transition Management
14 3 (6.12%) Line Management
14 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
14 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
14 3 (6.12%) Information Assurance
14 3 (6.12%) Migration
14 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
14 3 (6.12%) Change Management
14 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (4.08%) Telecoms

Service Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
General
1 5 (10.20%) Billing
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Virtual Team
3 4 (8.16%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 25 (51.02%) Service Delivery
3 16 (32.65%) Service Management
4 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
5 14 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (22.45%) Project Management
7 10 (20.41%) Service Design
8 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
10 5 (10.20%) Matrix Management
11 4 (8.16%) ITSM
11 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery Management
12 3 (6.12%) Change Management
12 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
12 3 (6.12%) Information Assurance
12 3 (6.12%) Line Management
12 3 (6.12%) Migration
12 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
12 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
12 3 (6.12%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.08%) PMO
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Cisco
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) SAP
2 1 (2.04%) VMware
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