The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 582 594 527
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 15 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.009% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.010% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 12
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£575 £850 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £850 £641
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £850 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £850 £1,000
% change year-on-year
-35.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 14 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 27 April 2015. 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 +8 13 £550 - 8
South West - 5 £550 -
London -9 4 £650 - 4
South East -17 4 £688 - 2
Street - 4 £550 -
Somerset - 4 £550 -
Scotland +5 2 £700 -17.64%
Surrey 0 2 £688 -
Edinburgh -6 2 £700 -17.64%
Staines +9 1 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £600 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 8 (33.33%) Service Management
3 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 6 (25.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
5 5 (20.83%) SLA
6 4 (16.67%) SAP
6 4 (16.67%) Operations Management
6 4 (16.67%) hybris
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (8.33%) CISM
8 2 (8.33%) ITSM
8 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (8.33%) CISSP
8 2 (8.33%) CCSP
8 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.33%) Banking
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (8.33%) CCSA
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (4.17%) Line Management

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) FMCG
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Service Management
2 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) Operations Management
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.33%) ITSM
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.17%) Information Security
8 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.17%) Data Management
8 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCSP
2 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) CISM
2 2 (8.33%) CCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nessus
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
1 4 (16.67%) hybris
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Qualys