The median contractor rate for a Head of Service Management was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Management
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 - 642
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Service Management 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% - 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% - 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 - £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £525
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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Head of Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
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 Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 - 4 £475 -
UK excluding London - 4 £475 -
South West - 2 £438 -
Midlands - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £500 -

Head of Service Management Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (100.00%) Service Management
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization

Head of Service Management 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:

General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Service Management
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (10.00%) PMO