The table below looks at the statistics for the Services Delivery Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Services Delivery Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Delivery Manager
Rank 463 446 406
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Services Delivery Manager 134 153 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 80
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£420 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.07 £85.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.07 £85.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.09%

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Services Delivery Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Services Delivery Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Services Delivery Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Services Delivery Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Services Delivery Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Services Delivery Manager within the UK.

Services Delivery Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
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 Services Delivery Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 -13 128 £413 +5.76% 48
London -27 39 £413 +3.12% 10
South East -23 33 £400 +6.66% 14
East of England +15 12 £425 +45.29% 5
South West +2 11 £425 +7.59% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £388 +12.68% 2
Berkshire +4 10 £410 +17.14% 3
Surrey -1 10 £283 -27.56% 6
Milton Keynes +4 9 £400 +27.88%
West Midlands -13 9 £445 +43.54% 4
Wiltshire - 9 £423 -
Yorkshire -23 8 £425 +18.05% 1
City of London -2 7 £500 +25.00% 3
Birmingham -4 7 £433 +33.07% 2
Reading +1 5 £410 -12.76% 2
North West -27 5 - - 5
Hertfordshire +3 4 £544 +90.78% 1
West Yorkshire -11 4 £400 +33.33% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £438 -
Midlands +3 3 £550 +46.66% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £420 +57.74% 5
Manchester -9 3 - - 4
Sheffield - 3 £425 -
Epsom - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £283 - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £420 - 2
Essex +3 2 £250 -16.66%
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 - 1
Hertford - 2 £544 -
Leeds - 2 £388 - 1

Services Delivery Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Services Delivery Manager 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 Services Delivery Manager in their job title.

1 316 (98.44%) Service Delivery
2 226 (70.40%) ITIL
3 120 (37.38%) Service Management
4 83 (25.86%) Finance
5 77 (23.99%) SLA
6 63 (19.63%) ITIL Certification
6 63 (19.63%) Security Cleared
7 50 (15.58%) SC Cleared
8 49 (15.26%) Project Management
9 40 (12.46%) Change Management
10 36 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (10.59%) PRINCE2
12 29 (9.03%) Telecoms
13 27 (8.41%) ITSM
14 25 (7.79%) Problem Management
15 24 (7.48%) Microsoft
16 23 (7.17%) E-Commerce
17 22 (6.85%) MS Office
17 22 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (6.54%) Degree
18 21 (6.54%) DV Cleared
19 19 (5.92%) Incident Management
19 19 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
20 18 (5.61%) Risk Management
21 17 (5.30%) Management Information System
21 17 (5.30%) SAP
21 17 (5.30%) Release Management
22 16 (4.98%) Business Development
22 16 (4.98%) Windows
22 16 (4.98%) Line Management

Services Delivery Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Services Delivery Manager 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 Services Delivery Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.25%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (6.85%) MS Office
2 10 (3.12%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.87%) MS Project
4 3 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.31%) Endur
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.93%) Office 365
2 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.49%) 3G
2 7 (2.18%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.87%) 4G
4 5 (1.56%) LAN
4 5 (1.56%) WAN
5 2 (0.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.62%) 2G
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.31%) LTE
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.31%) PABX
6 1 (0.31%) Broadband
6 1 (0.31%) Firewall
6 1 (0.31%) VPN
6 1 (0.31%) Intranet
6 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) JUnit
General
1 83 (25.86%) Finance
2 29 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.49%) Retail
4 6 (1.87%) Banking
5 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.25%) Law
6 4 (1.25%) Back Office
6 4 (1.25%) Publishing
6 4 (1.25%) Billing
7 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.49%) J2EE
2 3 (0.93%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.30%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.43%) NHS
4 5 (1.56%) Statistics
5 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.62%) iPad
6 2 (0.62%) DTV
7 1 (0.31%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.31%) Informatics
7 1 (0.31%) IVR
7 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.31%) Wiki
7 1 (0.31%) Open Source
7 1 (0.31%) User Experience
7 1 (0.31%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.98%) Windows
2 6 (1.87%) Linux
2 6 (1.87%) UNIX
3 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (98.44%) Service Delivery
2 226 (70.40%) ITIL
3 120 (37.38%) Service Management
4 49 (15.26%) Project Management
5 40 (12.46%) Change Management
6 36 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (10.59%) PRINCE2
8 27 (8.41%) ITSM
9 25 (7.79%) Problem Management
10 23 (7.17%) E-Commerce
11 22 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (5.92%) Incident Management
12 19 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (5.61%) Risk Management
14 17 (5.30%) Release Management
15 16 (4.98%) Business Development
15 16 (4.98%) Line Management
16 15 (4.67%) Coaching
17 14 (4.36%) Supplier Management
17 14 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.49%) Java
2 3 (0.93%) SQL
3 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (19.63%) ITIL Certification
1 63 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.54%) DV Cleared
3 21 (6.54%) Degree
4 8 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.18%) MCSE
5 7 (2.18%) CCNA
6 6 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.93%) APMP
7 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CISM
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB
9 1 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (23.99%) SLA
2 7 (2.18%) QA
3 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) BS15000
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Firmware
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.56%) OVSD
2 1 (0.31%) OpenView
2 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.30%) SAP
3 9 (2.80%) Cisco
3 9 (2.80%) Oracle
4 6 (1.87%) IBM
5 4 (1.25%) HP
5 4 (1.25%) EMC
5 4 (1.25%) Citrix
5 4 (1.25%) VMware
5 4 (1.25%) hybris
6 3 (0.93%) Avaya
6 3 (0.93%) Hitachi
6 3 (0.93%) Dell
7 2 (0.62%) Sybase
7 2 (0.62%) NetApp
7 2 (0.62%) Intel
7 2 (0.62%) Ericsson
7 2 (0.62%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.31%) Capita
8 1 (0.31%) BMC
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