The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Director
Rank 585 546 584
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Services Director 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.011% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate £425 £725 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £515 £550
% change year-on-year
- -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 2014.

Services Director Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Services Director
Top 14 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -44 11 £425 -41.37% 2
London -13 9 £425 -47.69% 1
City of London -8 2 £450 -37.93%
South East - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Surrey - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1

Services Director
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
3 7 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Service Management
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Windows
7 2 (9.52%) SLA
7 2 (9.52%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.76%) SAN
8 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) SQL
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) LAN
8 1 (4.76%) WAN
8 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
8 1 (4.76%) ITSM
8 1 (4.76%) Data Security
8 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
8 1 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) COBIT
8 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management

Services Director
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Data Security
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.76%) Strategic Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) VMware