The median contractor rate for a Head of Operations was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Operations
UK
Rank 576 601 607
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 20 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.077% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.081% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 8
Median daily rate £550 £595 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +8.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £415 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £796 £693 £723
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Head of Operations.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 22 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 3 months to 24 March 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
England +13 19 £550 -6.77% 9
London +14 9 £600 - 2
South East +31 5 £488 -35.00% 1
Crawley - 2 £550 -
Berkshire - 2 £425 -
West Sussex - 2 £550 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
North West +25 1 £750 +3.44% 1
Scotland +20 1 £525 -12.50%
Edinburgh +19 1 £525 -12.50%
South West - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 £750 -
East Midlands - 1 £750 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £750 -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £750 -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Buxton - 1 £750 -
Bristol - 1 £375 -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 14 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (30.43%) Security Operations
2 13 (28.26%) Service Management
3 11 (23.91%) People Management
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
4 10 (21.74%) CISSP
5 9 (19.57%) Risk Management
5 9 (19.57%) Degree
5 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
6 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 7 (15.22%) Finance
7 7 (15.22%) Project Management
8 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.04%) Operations Management
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) Line Management
9 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.70%) Banking
10 4 (8.70%) VMware
10 4 (8.70%) Apple
10 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.70%) Linux
10 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (6.52%) Open Source
11 3 (6.52%) Puppet
11 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
11 3 (6.52%) Node.js
11 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
11 3 (6.52%) Redis
11 3 (6.52%) vCloud

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
1 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (6.52%) SSL
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (6.52%) Redis
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Local Government
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) CESG
2 1 (2.17%) CMDB
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Derivative
2 1 (2.17%) EPoS
2 1 (2.17%) Fintech
2 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (30.43%) Security Operations
2 13 (28.26%) Service Management
3 11 (23.91%) People Management
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Risk Management
6 7 (15.22%) Project Management
7 6 (13.04%) Operations Management
7 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.87%) DevOps
8 5 (10.87%) Line Management
9 3 (6.52%) Change Management
9 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) Open Source
9 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.52%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) CISSP
2 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.17%) CISA
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) vCloud
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Apple
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.70%) VMware
2 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
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