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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 625 645 623
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 20 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.029% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.031% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 9
Median daily rate £513 £713 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £823 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £545 £800 £675
% change year-on-year
-31.87% +18.51%
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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 31 August 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 13 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 31 August 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 +8 19 £506 -28.94% 7
London -12 15 £506 -25.00% 2
City of London - 3 £513 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 - 1
North West +18 1 - - 1
South East +11 1 £588 +2.17% 2
Cheshire +6 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £588 -
Cardiff - 1 £545 - 1
South Wales - 1 £545 - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £588 -
Wales - 1 £545 - 1

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 21 (55.26%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 13 (34.21%) Service Management
4 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) SLA
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (13.16%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (10.53%) Banking
7 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
7 4 (10.53%) Change Management
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
8 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
8 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.89%) Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
8 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 2 (5.26%) Planning and Forecasting
9 2 (5.26%) Release Management
9 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Change Control
9 2 (5.26%) Office 365
9 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Management

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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) CMDB
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 13 (34.21%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Target Operating Model
6 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity
6 4 (10.53%) Change Management
6 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.26%) Information Security
8 2 (5.26%) Information Security Management
8 2 (5.26%) Process Management
8 2 (5.26%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.26%) PMP
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO22301
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) OpenView
1 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Citrix
1 2 (5.26%) Google
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Sun