The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Service Delivery featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Service Delivery
Rank 654 635 618
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Delivery 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.022% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £407 £555
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £688 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £600
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Head of Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Service Delivery in the job title.

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 1 May 2016.

Head of Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Service Delivery within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 9 £550 +4.76% 2
South East -14 3 £550 -20.00%
East Midlands - 3 £550 -
Maidstone - 2 £575 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £575 -
Birmingham +4 1 £550 -
Manchester -6 1 - -
North West -9 1 - -
West Midlands -11 1 £550 - 1
London -21 1 £375 -2.91%
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Northampton - 1 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £550 -
Edinburgh - 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 £500 -

Head of Service Delivery Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Head of Service Delivery 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 Head of Service Delivery in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 12 (63.16%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (36.84%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.79%) Service Design
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
7 2 (10.53%) Office 365
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) SLA
7 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (10.53%) Logistics
7 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
8 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Information Security
8 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.26%) ITSM
8 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
8 1 (5.26%) Security Management
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) Intel

Head of Service Delivery Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 12 (63.16%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (36.84%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.79%) Service Design
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Logistics
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
7 1 (5.26%) ISMS
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.26%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco
1 1 (5.26%) Intel