The median contractor rate for a Services Delivery Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Service Delivery Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 532 474
Rank change year-on-year +32 -58  
Contract jobs requiring a Services Delivery Manager 105 116 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 65 98
Median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -2.72% +5.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.46% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year +41.46% -  

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 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 +43 99 £450 +5.88% 28
London +23 40 £500 +11.11% 14
South East +14 21 £408 -2.20% 3
West Midlands +23 13 £323 -32.10% 2
East of England +5 12 £450 +23.28% 2
Hertfordshire +5 10 £450 +23.28% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £406 +0.01% 1
Birmingham - 9 £365 - 1
Watford +5 8 - - 1
Milton Keynes -4 7 £408 +0.68%
North West +24 6 £525 +37.25% 1
City of London -3 5 £525 +31.25% 4
Berkshire +24 3 - - 1
Hampshire +15 3 £324 -31.89%
Coventry +5 3 £263 -45.31%
Scotland +26 2 £475 +26.66%
West Yorkshire +15 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +14 2 - - 2
Wales +8 2 £388 -3.12% 1
Croydon +8 2 £325 -33.33%
Leeds +6 2 - -
Surrey +1 2 £456 +73.66%
South West -7 2 £403 -5.29% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £438 -
Hammersmith - 2 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 £438 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £456 -
Cheshire +26 1 £525 -16.00%
Edinburgh +19 1 £475 -
Bristol +1 1 £375 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 220 (99.55%) Service Delivery
2 130 (58.82%) ITIL
3 94 (42.53%) Service Management
4 44 (19.91%) Security Cleared
5 43 (19.46%) Finance
6 41 (18.55%) SC Cleared
7 37 (16.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (14.93%) SLA
9 30 (13.57%) Project Management
10 24 (10.86%) ITIL V3
10 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (10.86%) PRINCE2
11 21 (9.50%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (9.05%) Service Design
13 18 (8.14%) Coaching
13 18 (8.14%) Change Management
14 17 (7.69%) Mentoring
15 16 (7.24%) ITSM
16 13 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 12 (5.43%) Line Management
17 12 (5.43%) Relational Database
17 12 (5.43%) Legal
18 11 (4.98%) MS Excel
18 11 (4.98%) Office 365
18 11 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (4.98%) Degree
18 11 (4.98%) Incident Management
18 11 (4.98%) Release Management
19 10 (4.52%) Supplier Management
19 10 (4.52%) CRM

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 (1.36%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.36%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.45%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.45%) CMS
3 1 (0.45%) JCAPS
3 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.71%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.98%) Office 365
2 5 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) Veeva
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) DHCP
1 3 (1.36%) DNS
1 3 (1.36%) Internet
1 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.90%) LAN
2 2 (0.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) Network Security
3 1 (0.45%) PBX
3 1 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.45%) Big Data
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 43 (19.46%) Finance
2 12 (5.43%) Legal
3 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.17%) Marketing
5 6 (2.71%) Billing
5 6 (2.71%) Retail
6 5 (2.26%) Banking
7 3 (1.36%) French Language
8 2 (0.90%) Electronics
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.45%) Web Services
2 1 (0.45%) XML
2 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.26%) NHS
4 4 (1.81%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.90%) CMDB
5 2 (0.90%) IVR
5 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.90%) Reinsurance
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.45%) Replication
6 1 (0.45%) RIA
6 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.62%) Windows
2 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
2 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) Android
3 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.45%) MVS
3 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (99.55%) Service Delivery
2 130 (58.82%) ITIL
3 94 (42.53%) Service Management
4 37 (16.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (13.57%) Project Management
6 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.86%) ITIL V3
6 24 (10.86%) PRINCE2
7 20 (9.05%) Service Design
8 18 (8.14%) Change Management
8 18 (8.14%) Coaching
9 17 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.24%) ITSM
11 13 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (5.43%) Line Management
13 11 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.98%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.98%) Release Management
14 10 (4.52%) CRM
14 10 (4.52%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.36%) C
2 2 (0.90%) SQL
3 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (19.91%) Security Cleared
2 41 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.50%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (4.98%) Degree
5 7 (3.17%) ISEB
6 4 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.36%) PMP
8 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.45%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.36%) GAMP
2 3 (1.36%) GxP
3 2 (0.90%) COBIT
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) PMO
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) HL7
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.07%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (4.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.62%) SAP
3 7 (3.17%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.26%) Cisco
5 3 (1.36%) Citrix
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle
6 2 (0.90%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) Apple
7 1 (0.45%) BMC
7 1 (0.45%) BT
7 1 (0.45%) Concur
7 1 (0.45%) Dell
7 1 (0.45%) Fiorano
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.45%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.45%) Mercator
7 1 (0.45%) Progress
7 1 (0.45%) Remedy
7 1 (0.45%) Snow
7 1 (0.45%) Xerox
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