The median contractor rate for a Services Director was £950 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Director
UK
Rank 577 612 624
Rank change year-on-year +35 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Services Director 6 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.053% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.055% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 3
Median daily rate £950 £750 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £898 £650 £515
10% offered a daily rate of more than £985 £900 £900
UK excluding London median daily rate £950 £750 £900
% change year-on-year +26.66% -16.66%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Services Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Services Director in the UK

Services Director
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Services Director in the UK

Services Director
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Services Director over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Services Director in the UK

Services Director
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Services Director within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +29 6 £950 +26.66%
London +24 3 £938 +25.00%
South East +12 3 £950 +5.55%
East Sussex - 2 £950 -
Berkshire +27 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Services Director Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Services Director 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 Director in the job title.

1 6 (23.08%) PMO
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
2 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (19.23%) Service Design
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (7.69%) System Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (7.69%) NHS
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management

Services Director 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) MPLS
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
1 1 (3.85%) VLAN
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
2 5 (19.23%) Service Design
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) PMO
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks