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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Service Management
Rank 622 571 583
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Management 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£425 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £550 -
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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 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 2 October 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
London +8 1 £425 - 1
England -32 1 £425 -22.72% 1
Birmingham - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Head of Service Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) Service Management
2 8 (72.73%) ITSM
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
4 5 (45.45%) SLA
4 5 (45.45%) Process Management
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Remedy
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Front Office
6 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Network Design
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management

Head of Service Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) Service Management
2 8 (72.73%) ITSM
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
4 5 (45.45%) Process Management
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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