Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Chief Operating Officer was £578 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Chief Operating Officer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 885 889
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Operating Officer 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.002% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
UK median daily rate £578 £875 £763
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +14.75% +52.50%
10th Percentile £489 £563 £719
90th Percentile £695 £1,288 £816
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Chief Operating Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Chief Operating Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Chief Operating Officer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Operating Officer over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Operating Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England +45 8 £578 -34.00% 2
London +7 8 £578 -34.00% 2

Chief Operating Officer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Chief Operating Officer 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 featuring Chief Operating Officer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) PMI
4 1 (12.50%) PMP
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics

Chief Operating Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PMP