Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Service Delivery was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Head of Service Delivery
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 859 867
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Delivery 6 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.029% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 16
UK median daily rate £613 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £462 £435 £378
90th Percentile £764 £620 £769
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £501 £489
% change year-on-year -0.10% +2.40% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Head of Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Head of Service Delivery in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Head of Service Delivery
Top 7 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 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
England +3 5 £725 +45.00% 6
UK excluding London +24 3 £500 -0.10% 6
London -26 3 £750 +50.00%
North of England +56 1 £445 -25.83% 3
North West +18 1 £445 -25.83% 2
South East +5 1 £725 +45.00% 1
Wales - 1 £500 -

Head of Service Delivery Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) COBIT
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Service Design
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT