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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 633 611 602
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 18 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.025% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £693 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £600 £525
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 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 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 15 £650 +4.00% 2
North West - 6 £650 -
Manchester - 6 £650 -
Scotland -4 3 £600 +33.33%
South East -9 3 £500 -27.27%
West Midlands - 3 - -
Berkshire -6 2 £500 -
Edinburgh -8 2 £600 +33.33%
London -10 2 - - 2
Middlesex -3 1 £750 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £700 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £700 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Selkirk - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £700 -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 25 (44.64%) ITIL
2 24 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
4 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 11 (19.64%) CISA
6 11 (19.64%) CISM
6 11 (19.64%) Finance
6 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
6 11 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (19.64%) Information Security
7 10 (17.86%) Service Management
8 9 (16.07%) Information Assurance
8 9 (16.07%) ITIL V3
9 8 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.50%) Security Management
11 6 (10.71%) Unix
11 6 (10.71%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (10.71%) Degree
11 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
11 6 (10.71%) Coaching
12 5 (8.93%) Business Process Improvement
12 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
12 5 (8.93%) SFIA
12 5 (8.93%) CISSP
12 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
13 4 (7.14%) COBIT
13 4 (7.14%) Cryptography

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 (1.79%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
1 1 (1.79%) LAN
1 1 (1.79%) VPN
1 1 (1.79%) Wireless
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Cryptography
1 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) BYOD
3 1 (1.79%) CMDB
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Unix
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) ITIL
2 24 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 11 (19.64%) Information Security
5 10 (17.86%) Service Management
6 9 (16.07%) Information Assurance
6 9 (16.07%) ITIL V3
7 8 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (12.50%) Security Management
8 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.71%) Coaching
9 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
10 5 (8.93%) Business Process Improvement
10 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
10 5 (8.93%) SFIA
11 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
12 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (19.64%) CISA
3 11 (19.64%) CISM
3 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.71%) Degree
4 6 (10.71%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (8.93%) CISSP
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.14%) COBIT
2 4 (7.14%) COSO
3 3 (5.36%) SLA
4 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.57%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) OpenView
2 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (1.79%) Sun