The median contractor rate for a Services Delivery Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Service Delivery Manager
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 507 518
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Services Delivery Manager 105 148 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 103 76
Median daily rate £438 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% -4.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £406 £425
% change year-on-year +2.57% -4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.50

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Services Delivery Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Services Delivery Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Services Delivery Manager in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Services Delivery Manager in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Services Delivery Manager over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Services Delivery Manager in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Services Delivery Manager in the UK

Services Delivery Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -17 99 £444 +8.56% 22
London -6 40 £463 +5.71% 8
South East +8 30 £408 +0.36% 5
North West +22 12 £363 -19.44% 1
Manchester +23 10 £325 -27.77% 1
City of London +7 9 £375 -21.05% 4
Oxfordshire +1 9 £288 -30.30%
Surrey +13 7 £475 +31.03% 2
Oxford +4 7 £290 -29.69%
West Midlands +11 6 £450 +20.00% 1
Berkshire +19 5 £400 -4.76% 2
Reading +19 4 £425 +1.19% 1
Milton Keynes -26 4 £371 -8.64%
Buckinghamshire -26 4 £371 -8.64%
Birmingham +13 3 £450 +9.09%
Hampshire +10 3 £375 -18.91% 1
East of England -1 3 - - 4
South West -4 3 £438 -23.91% 1
East Midlands -11 3 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland +32 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +21 2 - -
Middlesex +12 2 £475 -
Northamptonshire 0 2 £355 -16.47%
Northampton -1 2 £355 -16.47%
Wales -4 2 £388 +1.30%
Southampton - 2 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 £438 -
Exeter - 2 £438 -
South Wales - 2 £388 -

Services Delivery Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 featuring Services Delivery Manager in the job title.

1 207 (99.04%) Service Delivery
2 131 (62.68%) ITIL
3 82 (39.23%) Service Management
4 53 (25.36%) Finance
5 41 (19.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (17.22%) Security Cleared
7 31 (14.83%) Project Management
8 30 (14.35%) SC Cleared
8 30 (14.35%) ITIL V3
9 27 (12.92%) ITSM
9 27 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (11.96%) SLA
11 23 (11.00%) Change Management
11 23 (11.00%) PRINCE2
12 22 (10.53%) Coaching
13 19 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (8.61%) Mentoring
14 18 (8.61%) Service Design
14 18 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
15 17 (8.13%) Incident Management
15 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (7.18%) Supplier Management
17 15 (7.18%) Legal
17 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery Management
18 13 (6.22%) Telecoms
18 13 (6.22%) Degree
18 13 (6.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 12 (5.74%) Line Management
19 12 (5.74%) ServiceNow

Services Delivery Manager 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 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.48%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.48%) JCAPS
3 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (3.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.96%) IaaS
2 2 (0.96%) PaaS
2 2 (0.96%) SaaS
2 2 (0.96%) Veeva
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.44%) Internet
1 3 (1.44%) LAN
1 3 (1.44%) WAN
2 2 (0.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.48%) PBX
3 1 (0.48%) SAN
3 1 (0.48%) VoIP
3 1 (0.48%) VPN
3 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (1.44%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.48%) Big Data
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) JIRA
General
1 53 (25.36%) Finance
2 15 (7.18%) Legal
3 13 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.87%) Billing
4 6 (2.87%) Retail
5 4 (1.91%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.44%) Local Government
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.96%) Web Services
1 2 (0.96%) XML
2 1 (0.48%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.48%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.91%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.44%) CMDB
5 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.44%) Replication
6 2 (0.96%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.96%) Life Science
6 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.48%) Fintech
7 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.48%) IVR
7 1 (0.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.48%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.48%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.87%) Windows
2 4 (1.91%) Windows Server
2 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.96%) Android
3 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (99.04%) Service Delivery
2 131 (62.68%) ITIL
3 82 (39.23%) Service Management
4 41 (19.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (14.83%) Project Management
6 30 (14.35%) ITIL V3
7 27 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (12.92%) ITSM
8 23 (11.00%) Change Management
8 23 (11.00%) PRINCE2
9 22 (10.53%) Coaching
10 18 (8.61%) Mentoring
10 18 (8.61%) Service Design
11 17 (8.13%) Incident Management
12 16 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery Management
13 15 (7.18%) Supplier Management
14 13 (6.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 12 (5.74%) Line Management
16 11 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.91%) C
2 2 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (6.22%) Degree
5 7 (3.35%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.87%) CCNA
6 6 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.87%) PMP
7 5 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.91%) CCENT
8 4 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.96%) CCA
9 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCAB
10 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.48%) MBA
10 1 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.96%) SLA
2 6 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.91%) GAMP
4 3 (1.44%) GxP
4 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.96%) COBIT
5 2 (0.96%) QA
6 1 (0.48%) HL7
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 12 (5.74%) Microsoft
1 12 (5.74%) ServiceNow
2 7 (3.35%) Cisco
2 7 (3.35%) SAP
3 6 (2.87%) IBM
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle
5 4 (1.91%) Apple
6 3 (1.44%) Snow
7 2 (0.96%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (0.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.48%) Amdocs
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix
8 1 (0.48%) Dell
8 1 (0.48%) Fiorano
8 1 (0.48%) HP
8 1 (0.48%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.48%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.48%) Remedy
8 1 (0.48%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.48%) Xerox
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