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 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 580 589 574
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 39 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.025% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 3
Average daily rate £601 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.80% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £553 £625 £550
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.46 -
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +27 37 £603 +9.54% 15
London +11 20 £606 -10.84% 7
Croydon - 10 £601 -
North West -9 9 £900 - 1
Lancashire - 6 £925 -
West Midlands -11 5 £530 -44.21%
Blackpool - 4 £925 -
City of London - 3 £775 - 3
Scotland -8 2 £500 -28.57%
Edinburgh -14 2 £500 -28.57%
Manchester -15 2 £738 - 1
South West +2 1 £575 +4.54% 2
East of England - 1 £488 - 3
Essex - 1 £488 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £575 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (38.16%) ITIL
2 21 (27.63%) Security Operations
3 14 (18.42%) Service Management
4 13 (17.11%) Service Delivery
4 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
4 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
5 12 (15.79%) Finance
6 11 (14.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (14.47%) CISA
6 11 (14.47%) CISM
7 10 (13.16%) Degree
7 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (11.84%) Information Security
8 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
8 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
9 8 (10.53%) Analytics
9 8 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
10 7 (9.21%) Information Assurance
10 7 (9.21%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (7.89%) Web Application Development
11 6 (7.89%) Data Analytics
11 6 (7.89%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.58%) Data Management
12 5 (6.58%) SLA
12 5 (6.58%) CISSP
12 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (6.58%) Unix
12 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.32%) Apache
1 1 (1.32%) IIS
1 1 (1.32%) Jetty
1 1 (1.32%) nginx
1 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) DHCP
1 1 (1.32%) DNS
1 1 (1.32%) FTP
1 1 (1.32%) HTTP
1 1 (1.32%) IPsec
1 1 (1.32%) SSL
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Back Office
3 2 (2.63%) Front Office
3 2 (2.63%) International Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) J2EE
1 1 (1.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.26%) Cryptography
1 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Economics
3 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.63%) Physics
3 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.32%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Unix
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) ITIL
2 21 (27.63%) Security Operations
3 14 (18.42%) Service Management
4 13 (17.11%) Service Delivery
5 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.84%) Information Security
6 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
6 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.53%) Analytics
7 8 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
8 7 (9.21%) Information Assurance
8 7 (9.21%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.89%) Data Analytics
9 6 (7.89%) Web Application Development
10 5 (6.58%) Coaching
10 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.58%) DevOps
10 5 (6.58%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.58%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) CISA
2 11 (14.47%) CISM
3 10 (13.16%) Degree
4 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.89%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (6.58%) CISSP
6 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.58%) SLA
3 4 (5.26%) COBIT
3 4 (5.26%) COSO
4 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.63%) Apple
2 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.32%) Google
3 1 (1.32%) Huawei
3 1 (1.32%) VMware
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners Limited
Rate: Rate TBN
Posted: 13 days ago