Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Operations was £678 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 583 578
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 21 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.045% 0.053% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.056% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 16
London median daily rate £678 £513 £900
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.20% -43.06% +5.88%
10th Percentile £628 £475 £569
90th Percentile £950 £730 £988
England median daily rate £675 £600 £900
% change year-on-year +12.50% -33.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Head of Operations in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -6 4 £675 +6.93%
South London - 1 £650 -
Head of Operations
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 7 (33.33%) Finance
1 7 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 3 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
3 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 3 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Process Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Management
3 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 3 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Service Design
4 2 (9.52%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Google

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Google Analytics
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (9.52%) Fintech
1 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (14.29%) Data Management
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 3 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Process Management
3 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 3 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Service Design
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (9.52%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) CCAB
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) GAAP
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 2 (9.52%) Google
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft