The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Operations role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Operations in their job title over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 408 419 431
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.009% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£538 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £800 £388 £750
% change year-on-year
+106.45% -48.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Operations
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21907 22137 22840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.19% 92.82% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15325 15120 15560
Average daily rate £450 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 408 472
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Head of Operations
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Operations in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Operations Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Operations
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Operations across the London region.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Trend in London

Head of Operations
Top 26 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Head of Operations in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Operations in their job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Broadband
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) People Management

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Head of Operations in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Operations in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Broadband
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix