The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 490 498 489
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 88 71 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 40
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £645 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +17 26 £390 +2.29% 9
London -3 22 £506 -3.61% 10
North West +10 17 £450 - 2
South West -41 5 £475 - 4
Yorkshire +3 4 £325 +14.03% 5
North East -31 4 £300 -41.46%
West Midlands -19 3 £425 -15.00% 2
East of England - 2 £625 -
Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
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Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 59 (36.65%) ITIL
2 40 (24.84%) Service Delivery
3 37 (22.98%) Finance
4 35 (21.74%) Service Management
5 34 (21.12%) SLA
6 33 (20.50%) Project Management
7 29 (18.01%) Security Cleared
8 21 (13.04%) Operations Management
9 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
9 19 (11.80%) PRINCE2
10 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
11 15 (9.32%) Change Management
11 15 (9.32%) Telecoms
12 13 (8.07%) Cisco
12 13 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (8.07%) Banking
12 13 (8.07%) People Management
13 12 (7.45%) Windows
14 11 (6.83%) Business Continuity
14 11 (6.83%) Supplier Management
15 10 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (6.21%) Problem Management
15 10 (6.21%) Risk Management
15 10 (6.21%) E-Commerce
16 9 (5.59%) Linux
16 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
16 9 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (5.59%) SCOM
16 9 (5.59%) Line Management
16 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.24%) Lync
2 2 (1.24%) IIS
3 1 (0.62%) TWiki
3 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Office
2 4 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) IaaS
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.73%) WAN
1 6 (3.73%) LAN
2 5 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.11%) GSM
2 5 (3.11%) LTE
3 4 (2.48%) Firewall
3 4 (2.48%) UMTS
4 3 (1.86%) SSL
4 3 (1.86%) SAN
4 3 (1.86%) VoIP
4 3 (1.86%) DNS
4 3 (1.86%) HTTP
4 3 (1.86%) Internet
5 2 (1.24%) SSH
5 2 (1.24%) NAS
5 2 (1.24%) SNMP
5 2 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.62%) Intranet
6 1 (0.62%) 2G
6 1 (0.62%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.24%) IDOL
3 2 (1.24%) OLAP
3 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 37 (22.98%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.07%) Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Back Office
4 5 (3.11%) Retail
5 4 (2.48%) Billing
6 3 (1.86%) Advertising
6 3 (1.86%) Publishing
6 3 (1.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Games
7 2 (1.24%) Law
7 2 (1.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Military
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Front Office
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.86%) .NET
1 3 (1.86%) Middleware
2 1 (0.62%) ADO.NET
2 1 (0.62%) Servlets
2 1 (0.62%) HTML
2 1 (0.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.48%) Open Source
4 3 (1.86%) NHS
4 3 (1.86%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.86%) Derivative
5 2 (1.24%) PKI
5 2 (1.24%) Informatics
5 2 (1.24%) Online Games
5 2 (1.24%) RMADS
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) FMCG
6 1 (0.62%) CMDB
6 1 (0.62%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.45%) Windows
2 9 (5.59%) Linux
3 2 (1.24%) CentOS
3 2 (1.24%) UNIX
3 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.65%) ITIL
2 40 (24.84%) Service Delivery
3 35 (21.74%) Service Management
4 33 (20.50%) Project Management
5 21 (13.04%) Operations Management
6 19 (11.80%) PRINCE2
7 15 (9.32%) Change Management
8 13 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (8.07%) People Management
9 11 (6.83%) Business Continuity
9 11 (6.83%) Supplier Management
10 10 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.21%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.21%) Risk Management
10 10 (6.21%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.59%) Line Management
12 8 (4.97%) DevOps
12 8 (4.97%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.11%) C
2 3 (1.86%) SQL
2 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.24%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.62%) C#
4 1 (0.62%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) PHP
4 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) Degree
4 4 (2.48%) PMP
4 4 (2.48%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.86%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) CIPD
6 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) CCENT
6 2 (1.24%) CCNA
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (21.12%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) AIFMD
2 4 (2.48%) UCITS
3 1 (0.62%) GPG13
3 1 (0.62%) EMIR
3 1 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.62%) BS15000
3 1 (0.62%) BS7799
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.24%) NFS
4 1 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) SCOM
2 2 (1.24%) Puppet
2 2 (1.24%) SCCM
2 2 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.07%) Cisco
3 7 (4.35%) VMware
4 6 (3.73%) SAP
5 4 (2.48%) Remedy
5 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.86%) BMC
7 2 (1.24%) McAfee
7 2 (1.24%) HP
7 2 (1.24%) Dell
7 2 (1.24%) EMC
7 2 (1.24%) Juniper
7 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.62%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.62%) Demandware
8 1 (0.62%) Apple
8 1 (0.62%) Avaya
8 1 (0.62%) CA
8 1 (0.62%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.62%) JDA
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