The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Service Delivery
Rank 615 592 583
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Delivery 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.015% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
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£600 £500 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £395 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £508 £513 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 27 August 2015.

Head of Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Top 5 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 27 August 2015. 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
England -26 5 £600 +84.61% 3
London +14 3 £675 +107.69%
Milton Keynes - 2 £508 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £508 -
South East - 2 £508 -

Head of Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 16 (94.12%) Service Delivery
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
4 6 (35.29%) Change Management
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Information Security
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
7 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (11.76%) MS Project
8 1 (5.88%) C#
8 1 (5.88%) .NET
8 1 (5.88%) SLA
8 1 (5.88%) Citrix
8 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (5.88%) Business Development

Head of Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Service Delivery
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
4 6 (35.29%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) ITSM
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) Business Development
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps
7 1 (5.88%) Line Management
7 1 (5.88%) Coaching
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Process Management
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix