The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 563 563 583
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.006% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.006% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£575 £750 £850
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £750 -
% change year-on-year
-48.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 2014.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 30 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 22 July 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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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 -2 8 £575 -23.33% 8
London +19 4 £575 - 1
South East - 2 £446 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - - 1
North West - - - - 5
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Middlesbrough - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Essex - - - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (28.57%) Service Management
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Automotive
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Local Government
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (7.14%) MPLS
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
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