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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 606 573 595
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
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£688 £423 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.72% -26.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £393 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £453 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £688 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+62.72% -0.58%
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 28 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 23 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 6 £675 +59.76% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £688 -
South East -8 1 £305 -20.77% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
London - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Chester - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (13.33%) Puppet
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) nginx
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Java

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Jetty
1 1 (6.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Xen
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Ericsson