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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Operations
UK
Rank 581 591 599
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 16 38 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.073% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.077% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 6
Median daily rate £550 £590 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £648 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £530 £550
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -3.63%
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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 17 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 26 February 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 +8 16 £550 -6.77% 11
London +2 9 £550 -8.33% 2
South East - 4 £488 - 5
Crawley - 2 £550 -
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £550 -
North West +13 1 £750 +1.69% 2
City of London 0 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 £750 -
East Midlands - 1 £750 -
Derbyshire - 1 £750 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £750 -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Buxton - 1 £750 -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 14 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (32.56%) Security Operations
2 12 (27.91%) People Management
3 11 (25.58%) ITIL
3 11 (25.58%) Project Management
3 11 (25.58%) Service Management
4 9 (20.93%) Risk Management
4 9 (20.93%) CISSP
4 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
5 8 (18.60%) Degree
5 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
5 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.63%) Finance
7 4 (9.30%) DevOps
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
7 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.30%) Apple
7 4 (9.30%) Linux
8 3 (6.98%) HTTP
8 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.98%) SSL
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (6.98%) Java
8 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (6.98%) VMware
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.98%) Banking

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 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
1 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (6.98%) SSL
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (6.98%) Redis
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Node.js
2 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) CMDB
2 1 (2.33%) Derivative
2 1 (2.33%) Fintech
2 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (32.56%) Security Operations
2 12 (27.91%) People Management
3 11 (25.58%) ITIL
3 11 (25.58%) Project Management
3 11 (25.58%) Service Management
4 9 (20.93%) Risk Management
5 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) DevOps
6 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
6 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.98%) Open Source
7 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (4.65%) Change Management
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.33%) Python
2 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) CISSP
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) vCloud
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Ansible
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Apple
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk