The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 190 204 187
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.068% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.072% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£415 £157 £598
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.33% -73.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £157 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £157 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Manager in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Manager across the City of London region.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Manager across the City of London region.

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Operations Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Operations Manager in their job title.

1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) CyberSource
5 1 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (6.25%) Aerospace

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Operations Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Operations Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP UCMDB
1 1 (6.25%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) CyberSource
1 1 (6.25%) VMware
1 1 (6.25%) Saba
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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