Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Operations was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 846 839
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 38 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.048% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.050% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 47
UK median daily rate £675 £600 £900
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -33.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £405 £475 £553
90th Percentile £998 £793 £1,000
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £725 £950
% change year-on-year -22.41% -23.68% +40.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Operations over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +8 34 £675 +12.50% 10
London -30 21 £678 +32.20% 2
UK excluding London +13 14 £563 -22.41% 8
Midlands +32 5 £400 -20.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £425 - 1
East of England - 4 £975 - 2
North of England +42 2 - - 2
North East - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +28 1 £400 -20.00% 1
South East +4 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £950 -
Scotland - 1 - -

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

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 featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 8 (21.05%) Security Operations
4 7 (18.42%) DevOps
4 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
5 6 (15.79%) Banking
6 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
6 5 (13.16%) Retail
6 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.53%) Investment Management
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco
8 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
8 3 (7.89%) Linux
8 3 (7.89%) Middleware
8 3 (7.89%) Six Sigma
8 3 (7.89%) MPLS
8 3 (7.89%) OSPF
8 3 (7.89%) BGP
8 3 (7.89%) L2TP
8 3 (7.89%) Process Management
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (7.89%) Juniper
8 3 (7.89%) Marketing
8 3 (7.89%) Operations Management
8 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
8 3 (7.89%) Lean Six Sigma
8 3 (7.89%) Data Management

Head of Operations 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) PaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Google Analytics
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) BGP
1 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.89%) L2TP
1 3 (7.89%) MPLS
1 3 (7.89%) OSPF
2 2 (5.26%) SMS
3 1 (2.63%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Big Data
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.89%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (5.26%) Fintech
1 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Security Operations
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps
3 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
5 4 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.53%) Investment Management
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.89%) Data Management
6 3 (7.89%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Operations Management
6 3 (7.89%) Process Management
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
6 3 (7.89%) Six Sigma
6 3 (7.89%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) CCAB
3 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) GAAP
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) Juniper
2 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.26%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) VMware