The median contractor rate for a Head of Service Management was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Service Management
UK
Rank 581 621 610
Rank change year-on-year +40 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Management 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.018% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Median daily rate £515 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.44% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +6.66% +9.09%  
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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Head of Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Service Management in the UK

Head of Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

Head of Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Service Management over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

Head of Service Management
Top 11 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 Management within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +44 5 £515 +14.44%
West Midlands +15 2 £515 +5.10%
South East +18 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £425 -
London - 1 £550 -
Stafford - 1 £480 -
Warwick - 1 £550 -
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -
Staffordshire - 1 £480 -
Warwickshire - 1 £550 -
City of London - 1 £550 -

Head of Service Management Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Head of Service Management 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 Management in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Service Management
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) User Experience
6 2 (15.38%) Skype
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
7 1 (7.69%) People Management
7 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) CISSP
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Apple

Head of Service Management Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Service Management
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
7 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
7 1 (7.69%) People Management
7 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.69%) Release Management
7 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow