The table below looks at the statistics for the Services Director 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 Director in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Director
Rank 603 589 570
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Services Director 25 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.039% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.041% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 4
Average daily rate £725 £900 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £570 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £1,100 £840
UK excluding London average daily rate £688 £1,100 £700
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +57.14%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Services Director
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Services Director Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Services Director
Daily Rate Trend

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

Services Director Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Services Director
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Services Director within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Services Director Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Services Director
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Services Director within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 22 £750 -11.76% 28
London +12 11 £750 +8.69% 12
South East +5 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 4 £675 +35.00% 3
South West -2 2 £850 -22.72% 2
Leeds -7 2 £675 +35.00% 3
West Yorkshire -8 2 £675 +35.00% 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 £725 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £725 -
Sheffield - 2 £725 -
North East - 2 £725 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £725 - 2
Bristol -6 1 £850 -22.72%
Gloucestershire - 1 £850 - 1
City of London - 1 £950 - 4
East of England - 1 £120 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £120 -

Services Director
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Services Director 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 Director in their job title.

1 17 (45.95%) Service Delivery
2 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 12 (32.43%) Open Source
4 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
6 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (18.92%) Data Mining
7 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
8 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (16.22%) Data Management
8 6 (16.22%) Information Management
8 6 (16.22%) Data Architecture
8 6 (16.22%) Pentaho
8 6 (16.22%) Hadoop
8 6 (16.22%) SAS
8 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (16.22%) Unix
8 6 (16.22%) Python
8 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
8 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.22%) Oracle
8 6 (16.22%) C++
8 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
8 6 (16.22%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (16.22%) CA
8 6 (16.22%) Informatica
8 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
8 6 (16.22%) ERwin
8 6 (16.22%) HBase

Services Director
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Services Director 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 Director in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Data Mining
2 6 (16.22%) Apache Hive
2 6 (16.22%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.22%) Hadoop
2 6 (16.22%) HBase
2 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (16.22%) Pentaho
2 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) ERwin
2 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.22%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.81%) NHS
4 3 (8.11%) FMCG
5 2 (5.41%) Social Media
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Service Delivery
2 12 (32.43%) Open Source
3 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
5 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.22%) Data Architecture
5 6 (16.22%) Data Management
5 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.22%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (16.22%) Information Management
5 6 (16.22%) SFIA
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (8.11%) Balanced Scorecard
8 3 (8.11%) Machine Learning
8 3 (8.11%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.22%) C++
2 6 (16.22%) Python
2 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) MBA
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) PgMP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) CA
1 6 (16.22%) Informatica
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle
1 6 (16.22%) Tableau
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.70%) Black Duck
2 1 (2.70%) Coverity
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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