The median contractor rate for a Services Delivery Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Delivery Manager
UK / England
Rank 481 509 459
Rank change year-on-year +28 -50  
Contract jobs requiring a Services Delivery Manager 96 103 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -1.06% +5.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year +41.46% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Services Delivery Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Services Delivery Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Services Delivery Manager in England

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Services Delivery Manager in England

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Services Delivery Manager in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Services Delivery Manager in England

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Services Delivery Manager in England

Services Delivery Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Services Delivery Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 37 £500 +11.11% 13
South East +10 19 £411 +0.24% 7
West Midlands +25 15 £323 -32.10%
East of England +4 13 £450 +23.28% 3
North West +16 6 £525 +54.41% 2
South West +1 2 £403 -5.29% 1
Yorkshire +5 1 - - 3
East Midlands -4 1 £375 -21.25%
North East -6 1 £550 - 1
Services Delivery Manager
UK

Services Delivery Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Services Delivery Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Services Delivery Manager in the job title.

1 189 (99.47%) Service Delivery
2 103 (54.21%) ITIL
3 75 (39.47%) Service Management
4 41 (21.58%) Security Cleared
5 40 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 37 (19.47%) Finance
7 36 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (16.84%) SLA
9 25 (13.16%) Project Management
10 21 (11.05%) ITIL V3
10 21 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
11 20 (10.53%) Service Design
12 19 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (9.47%) Change Management
13 18 (9.47%) Coaching
14 17 (8.95%) Mentoring
15 12 (6.32%) ITSM
15 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 11 (5.79%) Data Centre
16 11 (5.79%) Line Management
16 11 (5.79%) Incident Management
17 10 (5.26%) Supplier Management
17 10 (5.26%) Legal
17 10 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (5.26%) Office 365
17 10 (5.26%) Release Management
18 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
18 9 (4.74%) Active Directory
18 9 (4.74%) CRM

Services Delivery Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.58%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.53%) CloudStack
2 1 (0.53%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.26%) Office 365
2 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.05%) Veeva
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.58%) DHCP
1 3 (1.58%) DNS
1 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Network Security
2 1 (0.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) Big Data
General
1 37 (19.47%) Finance
2 10 (5.26%) Legal
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.68%) Banking
4 7 (3.68%) Marketing
5 6 (3.16%) Billing
6 4 (2.11%) Retail
7 3 (1.58%) French Language
8 2 (1.05%) Electronics
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.11%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.05%) CMDB
4 2 (1.05%) IVR
4 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.05%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.53%) NHS
5 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.68%) Windows
2 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) Android
4 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.53%) MVS
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (99.47%) Service Delivery
2 103 (54.21%) ITIL
3 75 (39.47%) Service Management
4 36 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (13.16%) Project Management
6 21 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (11.05%) ITIL V3
6 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
7 20 (10.53%) Service Design
8 18 (9.47%) Change Management
8 18 (9.47%) Coaching
9 17 (8.95%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.32%) ITSM
10 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (5.79%) Incident Management
11 11 (5.79%) Line Management
12 10 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (5.26%) Release Management
12 10 (5.26%) Supplier Management
13 9 (4.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.05%) C
2 1 (0.53%) Java
2 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 40 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (4.21%) Degree
5 7 (3.68%) ISEB
6 4 (2.11%) PMP
7 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.84%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) GAMP
2 3 (1.58%) GxP
3 2 (1.05%) COBIT
3 2 (1.05%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.74%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.68%) SAP
3 6 (3.16%) Cisco
4 5 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.11%) Citrix
6 1 (0.53%) Apple
6 1 (0.53%) BMC
6 1 (0.53%) BT
6 1 (0.53%) Concur
6 1 (0.53%) Dell
6 1 (0.53%) Mercator
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle
6 1 (0.53%) Progress
6 1 (0.53%) Remedy
6 1 (0.53%) Xerox
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