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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 586 565 546
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 6 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.011% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
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£950 £550 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £446 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,070 £680 £713
UK excluding London average daily rate £685 £713 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.85% +42.50%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

Head of Operations Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 30 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 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 5 £950 +72.72% 5
London +13 2 £1,100 +126.80% 2
West Midlands - 2 £950 -
South East -30 1 £420 -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Egham - - - -
Fordingbridge - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
4 1 (7.14%) nginx
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Local Government
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Management

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.14%) Jetty
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) IPsec
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Data Security
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCTS
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
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