The first table below looks at the demand for the Head of Service Delivery role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Service Delivery in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Service Delivery
Rank 575 556 582
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Delivery 5 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.028% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.030% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

Head of Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Service Delivery in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Service Delivery within the UK.

Head of Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Service Delivery within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Head of Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Service Delivery within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £500 -
City of London +24 1 £325 -38.09%
London -4 1 £325 -40.22% 2
England -23 1 £325 -23.52% 2
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Knaresborough - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Head of Service Delivery
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Service Delivery in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Service Delivery in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
6 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
6 1 (11.11%) NHS
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics
6 1 (11.11%) ITSM
6 1 (11.11%) Law
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

Head of Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Service Delivery in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Service Delivery in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
5 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP