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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Operations
UK
Rank 587 568 592
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 13 50 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.098% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.10% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 4
Median daily rate £575 £900 £685
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £575 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £1,000 £1,055
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £1,000 £685
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.46
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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 14 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 18 January 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 -12 12 £575 -36.11% 9
London -15 7 £550 -12.69% 5
South East - 3 £550 - 3
Crawley - 2 £550 -
West Sussex - 2 £550 -
North West +8 1 £750 -25.00% 1
City of London -18 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £750 -
East Midlands - 1 £750 -
Derbyshire - 1 £750 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £750 -
Buxton - 1 £750 -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 (34.69%) ITIL
2 16 (32.65%) Project Management
2 16 (32.65%) Service Management
2 16 (32.65%) Service Delivery
3 14 (28.57%) Security Operations
3 14 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (28.57%) People Management
4 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.37%) CISSP
4 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) Degree
6 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.16%) Operations Management
7 4 (8.16%) SLA
7 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Apple
8 3 (6.12%) Linux
8 3 (6.12%) Java
8 3 (6.12%) HTTP
8 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.12%) SSL
8 3 (6.12%) Finance
8 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (6.12%) VMware
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.12%) Banking
8 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing

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 (4.08%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
1 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (6.12%) SSL
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) MPLS
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (6.12%) Redis
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.12%) Banking
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Node.js
2 1 (2.04%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) Derivative
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) ITIL
2 16 (32.65%) Project Management
2 16 (32.65%) Service Delivery
2 16 (32.65%) Service Management
3 14 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (28.57%) People Management
3 14 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.16%) Operations Management
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps
7 3 (6.12%) Open Source
7 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) Line Management
8 2 (4.08%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (4.08%) Planning and Forecasting
8 2 (4.08%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) CISSP
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) vCloud
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Ansible
1 3 (6.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Apple
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Splunk