The median contractor rate for a Head of Operations was £738 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Head of Operations
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 414 438
Rank change year-on-year -6 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.020% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £738 £750 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £750 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £860 £750 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £575 £600
% change year-on-year +2.17% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Operations in London

Head of Operations
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Bromley - 1 £650 -
Head of Operations
England

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (16.67%) Local Government
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) B2C
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) EPoS
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) CISA
4 1 (8.33%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management

Head of Operations Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Blockchain
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Local Government
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Debian
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) B2C
1 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Line Management
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
2 1 (8.33%) Process Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (8.33%) CISA
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) VMware