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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 625 625 622
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 22 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.028% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
Median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £540 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £708 £768
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £550 £688
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%
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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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 16 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 3 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 -14 20 £575 +4.54% 12
London -19 9 £550 -15.38% 6
North West - 5 £650 - 2
Manchester - 5 £650 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Edinburgh -11 2 £600 -14.28%
Scotland -16 2 £600 -14.28%
Croydon - 2 £550 -
Middlesex -1 1 £750 -
South East -6 1 £750 +9.09% 2
East of England - 1 £700 - 1
City of London - 1 £600 - 4
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £700 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £700 - 1

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 29 (50.00%) ITIL
2 24 (41.38%) Security Operations
3 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
4 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
5 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
6 11 (18.97%) CISA
6 11 (18.97%) CISM
6 11 (18.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (18.97%) Finance
6 11 (18.97%) Information Security
6 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
7 9 (15.52%) Information Assurance
7 9 (15.52%) ITIL V3
8 8 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (13.79%) Service Management
9 7 (12.07%) Security Management
9 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.07%) Degree
10 6 (10.34%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (10.34%) Unix
10 6 (10.34%) Coaching
11 5 (8.62%) SFIA
11 5 (8.62%) Business Process Improvement
11 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
11 5 (8.62%) CISSP
11 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.90%) Cryptography
12 4 (6.90%) COBIT
12 4 (6.90%) Problem 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 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) VPN
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Cryptography
1 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) BYOD
3 1 (1.72%) CMDB
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Economics
3 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Physics
3 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Unix
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) ITIL
2 24 (41.38%) Security Operations
3 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
4 11 (18.97%) Information Security
5 9 (15.52%) Information Assurance
5 9 (15.52%) ITIL V3
6 8 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (13.79%) Service Management
7 7 (12.07%) Security Management
7 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.34%) Coaching
9 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.62%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
9 5 (8.62%) SFIA
10 4 (6.90%) Analytics
10 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.97%) CISA
3 11 (18.97%) CISM
3 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
4 7 (12.07%) Degree
5 6 (10.34%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (8.62%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.90%) COBIT
2 4 (6.90%) COSO
3 3 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.45%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) OpenView
2 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (1.72%) Sun
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