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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Delivery Manager
Rank 451 481 461
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Services Delivery Manager 180 135 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 69
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 -
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +35 166 £418 +4.24% 42
London +23 55 £400 -10.11% 15
South East +10 49 £400 -3.03% 10
South West +7 20 £375 -15.73% 2
North West -30 20 £515 +28.75% 3
Surrey +9 15 £525 +52.72% 3
Milton Keynes -8 11 £400 -3.03% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 11 £400 -3.03% 3
City of London +14 9 £340 -24.44% 3
Wiltshire +8 9 £375 -19.78% 1
Manchester -13 9 £435 +10.12% 1
East Midlands -6 8 £403 +78.88% 1
Oxford -11 8 £363 -29.26%
Oxfordshire -13 8 £363 -27.50%
Cheshire -14 8 £525 +31.08% 2
North East -18 8 £503 +0.50% 3
Warrington -16 7 £525 +8.24%
Tyne and Wear -17 7 £503 +0.50% 2
Yorkshire -22 7 £515 +35.52% 3
Hampshire +2 6 £350 +19.14% 1
Northamptonshire +2 6 £403 +78.88%
Scotland -8 6 £465 +32.85% 3
West Yorkshire -19 6 £508 +33.55% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 6 £503 +0.50% 2
Leeds -29 6 £508 +33.55% 2
Feltham - 6 £443 -
West Midlands +7 4 £450 +80.00% 3
Corsham -2 4 £400 -14.43%
South Yorkshire -13 4 £516 -
Sheffield -18 4 £516 -

Services Delivery Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 302 (99.02%) Service Delivery
2 207 (67.87%) ITIL
3 127 (41.64%) Service Management
4 87 (28.52%) Finance
5 62 (20.33%) SLA
6 60 (19.67%) Change Management
7 56 (18.36%) ITIL Certification
8 54 (17.70%) Project Management
9 52 (17.05%) Security Cleared
10 40 (13.11%) PRINCE2
11 35 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (11.48%) SC Cleared
12 28 (9.18%) Problem Management
13 27 (8.85%) Supplier Management
13 27 (8.85%) Incident Management
13 27 (8.85%) ITSM
14 25 (8.20%) Degree
15 24 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (7.54%) SAP
16 23 (7.54%) Microsoft
17 22 (7.21%) DV Cleared
18 19 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (6.23%) Coaching
19 18 (5.90%) ITIL V3
19 18 (5.90%) MS Excel
20 17 (5.57%) Business Continuity
20 17 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (5.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
22 15 (4.92%) People Management
22 15 (4.92%) Telecoms

Services Delivery Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 7 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.66%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.28%) MS Office
3 5 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.31%) MS Project
5 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.64%) SaaS
2 4 (1.31%) Office 365
2 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.30%) WAN
2 6 (1.97%) LAN
2 6 (1.97%) NAS
3 5 (1.64%) VPN
4 3 (0.98%) SAN
5 2 (0.66%) Firewall
5 2 (0.66%) DHCP
5 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) Broadband
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.33%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 87 (28.52%) Finance
2 15 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.28%) Banking
4 9 (2.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.31%) Marketing
7 3 (0.98%) Legal
7 3 (0.98%) Retail
7 3 (0.98%) Billing
7 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.66%) French Language
8 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.33%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.98%) .NET
1 3 (0.98%) Web Services
2 1 (0.33%) EDI
2 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
3 8 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.97%) Statistics
5 5 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.98%) NHS
6 3 (0.98%) FMCG
7 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.66%) PMI
7 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) EPoS
8 1 (0.33%) IVR
8 1 (0.33%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.33%) DTV
8 1 (0.33%) GIS
8 1 (0.33%) iPhone
8 1 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.95%) Windows
2 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
2 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.33%) Android
4 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (99.02%) Service Delivery
2 207 (67.87%) ITIL
3 127 (41.64%) Service Management
4 60 (19.67%) Change Management
5 54 (17.70%) Project Management
6 40 (13.11%) PRINCE2
7 35 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (9.18%) Problem Management
9 27 (8.85%) Supplier Management
9 27 (8.85%) Incident Management
9 27 (8.85%) ITSM
10 24 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (6.23%) Coaching
11 19 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (5.90%) ITIL V3
13 17 (5.57%) Business Continuity
14 15 (4.92%) CRM
14 15 (4.92%) People Management
15 13 (4.26%) ERP
15 13 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.64%) SQL
2 2 (0.66%) Python
2 2 (0.66%) C#
2 2 (0.66%) C++
2 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.33%) C
3 1 (0.33%) Java
3 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (18.36%) ITIL Certification
2 52 (17.05%) Security Cleared
3 35 (11.48%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.20%) Degree
5 22 (7.21%) DV Cleared
6 16 (5.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.62%) CCNA
8 7 (2.30%) MCSE
8 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.98%) APMP
9 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.66%) MCP
10 2 (0.66%) ISEB
11 1 (0.33%) PMP
11 1 (0.33%) MBA
11 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (20.33%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 23 (7.54%) SAP
1 23 (7.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.28%) Cisco
3 9 (2.95%) VMware
4 7 (2.30%) Citrix
5 5 (1.64%) Oracle
6 3 (0.98%) IBM
7 2 (0.66%) HP
7 2 (0.66%) Avaya
7 2 (0.66%) BMC
7 2 (0.66%) NetApp
7 2 (0.66%) Lotus
7 2 (0.66%) Splunk
7 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.66%) EMC
7 2 (0.66%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.66%) Sage
7 2 (0.66%) Remedy
8 1 (0.33%) Intel
8 1 (0.33%) Capita
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