The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Services Delivery
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 11 22
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 6.06% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 7.50% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £400 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +35.29%  

Service Delivery is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 211 80 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 86.83% 80.81% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 36 38
Median daily rate £420 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £108 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £510 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £21.61 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.03% -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Service Delivery as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Northern Ireland

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Service Delivery in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Northern Ireland