The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Operations role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 613 601 589
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.013% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
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£713 £600 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +55.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £800 £503 £385
% change year-on-year
+59.20% +30.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Head of Operations
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 2 September 2015.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Operations within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 17 £713 +18.75% 9
London -4 6 £675 +12.50% 4
South West - 5 £825 - 1
Bristol - 4 £825 - 1
North West - 3 £775 -
Warrington - 3 £775 -
Cheshire - 3 £775 -
South East -19 2 £575 +88.52% 4
Leeds -27 2 - -
Yorkshire -29 2 - -
West Yorkshire -30 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £575 - 1
Avon - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (31.03%) Service Management
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (24.14%) Operations Management
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.79%) ITSM
5 4 (13.79%) Marketing
6 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
6 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
6 3 (10.34%) Legal
6 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) DNS
7 2 (6.90%) CISSP
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.90%) Apple
7 2 (6.90%) CISM
7 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.90%) CCSP
7 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) CCSA
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Retail
7 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (6.90%) Business Development

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) ADSL
2 1 (3.45%) Broadband
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
3 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Service Management
2 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (24.14%) Operations Management
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.79%) ITSM
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Business Development
7 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (6.90%) People Management
8 1 (3.45%) Security Patching
8 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CCSP
1 2 (6.90%) CISSP
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.90%) CISM
1 2 (6.90%) CCSA
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) Qualys
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix