The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Operations featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 604 606 622
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 26 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.069% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.072% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 5
Median daily rate £725 £938 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £685 £522
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £1,000 £1,040
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £1,000 £688
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Head of Operations
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Operations in the job title.

Head of Operations Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Operations
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Operations Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Operations
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Operations within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Head of Operations within the UK.

Head of Operations Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 9 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 Operations within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 25 £725 -22.66% 18
North West +9 15 £750 -25.00% 1
Manchester - 14 £750 - 1
London -6 9 £513 -43.05% 7
Salford - 9 £750 -
South East +28 1 - - 3
City of London -3 1 £825 -10.81% 1
Oxford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Head of Operations 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 Operations in the job title.

1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
1 17 (36.17%) Service Delivery
2 15 (31.91%) Service Management
3 14 (29.79%) Project Management
3 14 (29.79%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (29.79%) Security Operations
4 13 (27.66%) People Management
5 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.15%) Degree
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 9 (19.15%) CISSP
6 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.64%) Operations Management
8 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (8.51%) SLA
9 4 (8.51%) Finance
9 4 (8.51%) Apple
10 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (6.38%) Banking
10 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
11 2 (4.26%) Target Operating Model
11 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (4.26%) Planning and Forecasting
11 2 (4.26%) Contract Management
11 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
11 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.26%) PMP

Head of Operations 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
1 2 (4.26%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) ELK Stack
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Derivative
3 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
1 17 (36.17%) Service Delivery
2 15 (31.91%) Service Management
3 14 (29.79%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (29.79%) Project Management
3 14 (29.79%) Security Operations
4 13 (27.66%) People Management
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.64%) Operations Management
6 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.26%) Change Management
7 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.26%) Contract Management
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Planning and Forecasting
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.26%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (2.13%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) CISSP
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Apple
3 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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