The median contractor rate for a Head of Operations was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 636 628
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Operations 7 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.024% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.026% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -8.00%  
10th Percentile £481 £500 £443
90th Percentile £906 £725 £856
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £500 £800
% change year-on-year +17.50% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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. 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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 6 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 29 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
England +23 7 £625 +8.69% 7
UK excluding London +60 5 £588 +17.50% 3
East of England - 3 £600 -
London +3 2 £763 +1.66% 5
North of England +55 1 - -
Midlands +14 1 £400 -20.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 5 (19.23%) Line Management
4 4 (15.38%) IT Strategy
4 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) B2C
5 3 (11.54%) Banking
5 3 (11.54%) Operations Management
6 2 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.69%) Information Management
6 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) People Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.69%) Service Design
6 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (7.69%) Contract Management
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.69%) Local Government

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (11.54%) Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Local Government
6 1 (3.85%) Back Office
6 1 (3.85%) Front Office
6 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (3.85%) CESG
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) Life Science
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Debian
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Line Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) IT Strategy
4 3 (11.54%) B2C
4 3 (11.54%) Operations Management
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (7.69%) Process Management
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Design
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (3.85%) CISA
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) SAP
1 2 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow