The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Service Management 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 Management in their job title over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Service Management
Rank 596 583 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Management 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.015% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.017% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
49442 48355 43039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.38% 92.50% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30777 29938 24740
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1930 1972 2102
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £40.00 £41.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

Head of Service Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Service Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Service Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Service Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Service Management
Top 6 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 Management within the UK over the 3 months to 1 June 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 -19 5 £475 +26.66%
West Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
London +11 2 £444 +4.41%
Leeds - 2 £500 -
City of London +4 1 £475 -

Head of Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Service Management 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 Management in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Service Management
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Change Management
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) Line Management
6 3 (30.00%) User Experience
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Legal
7 2 (20.00%) MBA
7 2 (20.00%) ITSM
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (20.00%) Time Management
7 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
7 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (10.00%) People Management
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (10.00%) Business Development

Head of Service Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Head of Service Management 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 Management in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Service Management
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Line Management
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (20.00%) ITSM
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (10.00%) People Management
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MBA
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001