The median contractor rate for a Head of Service Delivery was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Head of Service Delivery
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 642 636
Rank change year-on-year +38 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Delivery 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £575 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £413 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £875 £525 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £500 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Head of Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Service Delivery in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Service Delivery in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Service Delivery in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Service Delivery over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Service Delivery in the UK

Head of Service Delivery
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Service Delivery within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England +28 3 £575 +15.00%
South East +29 1 £575 +15.00%
West Midlands +21 1 £550 +15.72%
Birmingham +20 1 £550 +9.89%
London -6 1 £950 +153.33%

Head of Service Delivery Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Head of Service Delivery 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 featuring Head of Service Delivery in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Head of Service Delivery Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware