Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Services Delivery Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Service Delivery Manager
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 336 295
Rank change year-on-year +45 -41 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Services Delivery Manager 81 42 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.25% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 67
South East median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -3.61%
10th Percentile £298 £299 £330
90th Percentile £586 £541 £500
England median daily rate £425 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South East median hourly rate £23.75 - £28.50
10th Percentile £21.88 - £27.30
90th Percentile £25.63 - £29.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £101.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -65.43% +211.54% +21.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Services Delivery Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Services Delivery Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Services Delivery Manager in the South East

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Services Delivery Manager in the South East

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Services Delivery Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Services Delivery Manager in the South East

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Services Delivery Manager in the South East

Services Delivery Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +3 28 £416 +2.45% 3
Surrey +7 22 £463 +32.29%
Buckinghamshire -20 14 £416 +3.88% 2
Berkshire +10 12 £376 -16.44% 1
Hampshire +9 12 £375 -14.29% 1
West Sussex +1 11 £400 -1.84%
Middlesex +7 3 £450 +28.57%
Oxfordshire 0 2 £463 -
Kent -16 1 £625 +19.05%
Services Delivery Manager
England

Services Delivery Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region featuring Services Delivery Manager in the job title.

1 80 (98.77%) Service Delivery
2 46 (56.79%) ITIL
3 27 (33.33%) Service Management
4 25 (30.86%) Finance
5 19 (23.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (17.28%) SLA
7 14 (17.28%) ITIL V3
8 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
9 11 (13.58%) Proactive Management
9 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
10 10 (12.35%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (12.35%) Project Management
10 10 (12.35%) ITSM
10 10 (12.35%) Service Delivery Management
11 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.88%) Problem Management
11 8 (9.88%) DevOps
12 7 (8.64%) Virtual Team
12 7 (8.64%) Contract Management
12 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
13 6 (7.41%) Information Security
13 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
13 6 (7.41%) Change Management
13 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
13 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
13 6 (7.41%) Supplier Management
13 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
13 6 (7.41%) Process Improvement
14 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Engagement

Services Delivery Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (2.47%) IIS
1 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) LAN
1 3 (3.70%) SAN
1 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 2 (2.47%) PBX
2 2 (2.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SAP HANA
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Virtual Team
2 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.94%) NHS
4 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.47%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.23%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Windows
1 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (98.77%) Service Delivery
2 46 (56.79%) ITIL
3 27 (33.33%) Service Management
4 19 (23.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.28%) ITIL V3
7 11 (13.58%) Proactive Management
8 10 (12.35%) ITSM
8 10 (12.35%) Project Management
8 10 (12.35%) Service Delivery Management
9 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.88%) DevOps
9 8 (9.88%) Problem Management
10 7 (8.64%) Contract Management
10 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.41%) Change Management
11 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
11 6 (7.41%) Information Security
11 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.41%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.17%) CCNA
5 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.47%) CCENT
7 1 (1.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.23%) MBA
7 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.28%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.23%) GAMP
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) SCCM
1 3 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Cisco
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) IBM
2 4 (4.94%) SAP
2 4 (4.94%) VMware
3 3 (3.70%) EMC
4 2 (2.47%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe
5 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.23%) Huawei
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Remedy
5 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow