The median contractor rate for a Head of Operations was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Operations
England / London
Rank 397 421 416
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 9 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.086% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.090% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 2
Median daily rate £600 £595 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +14.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £819 £620 £724
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £530 £550
% change year-on-year -0.94% -3.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Head of Operations in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Operations in London

Head of Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of Operations in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Operations in London

Head of Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Operations in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Operations in London

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the London region featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 4 (22.22%) DevOps
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (16.67%) Node.js
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 3 (16.67%) Redis
2 3 (16.67%) vCloud
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) Ansible
2 3 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (16.67%) Redis
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Blockchain
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Local Government
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) CESG
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Derivative
1 1 (5.56%) EPoS
1 1 (5.56%) Fintech
1 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) DevOps
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Line Management
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Metadata Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (5.56%) CISA
1 1 (5.56%) CISM
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) vCloud
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
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