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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 519 478 476
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 70 81 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 43
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £409
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.82 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.90
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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
London +16 32 £463 +37.03% 17
South East -17 22 £450 +24.13% 6
Yorkshire -5 9 £575 +48.38% 3
East of England -16 2 £165 -61.17%
West Midlands -30 2 £203 -57.36%
East Midlands +1 1 - -
South West -23 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
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Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 52 (32.91%) ITIL
2 35 (22.15%) Service Delivery
3 34 (21.52%) Security Cleared
4 33 (20.89%) Service Management
5 29 (18.35%) SLA
6 27 (17.09%) Finance
7 25 (15.82%) Project Management
8 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
9 23 (14.56%) PRINCE2
10 20 (12.66%) Telecoms
11 18 (11.39%) Operations Management
11 18 (11.39%) SCOM
12 17 (10.76%) SC Cleared
13 14 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (8.86%) Windows
14 12 (7.59%) Linux
14 12 (7.59%) Risk Management
15 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
16 10 (6.33%) Change Management
16 10 (6.33%) Business Continuity
16 10 (6.33%) Degree
16 10 (6.33%) Resource Management
17 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
18 8 (5.06%) C
18 8 (5.06%) Cisco
18 8 (5.06%) Legal
18 8 (5.06%) Supplier Management
18 8 (5.06%) LTE
18 8 (5.06%) DevOps
19 7 (4.43%) Customer Engagement

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) LTE
2 7 (4.43%) GSM
2 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.80%) HTTP
3 6 (3.80%) SSL
3 6 (3.80%) UMTS
3 6 (3.80%) MPLS
4 5 (3.16%) Firewall
4 5 (3.16%) DHCP
4 5 (3.16%) DNS
5 3 (1.90%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (1.90%) 3G
5 3 (1.90%) 2G
5 3 (1.90%) VPN
5 3 (1.90%) VoIP
6 2 (1.27%) LAN
6 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 2 (1.27%) SNMP
6 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.27%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
General
1 27 (17.09%) Finance
2 20 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.06%) Legal
4 5 (3.16%) Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Back Office
5 4 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) Web Services
2 4 (2.53%) Middleware
3 2 (1.27%) XML
4 1 (0.63%) HTML5
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.80%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (3.16%) Open Source
4 4 (2.53%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.90%) CMDB
5 3 (1.90%) Derivative
5 3 (1.90%) NHS
5 3 (1.90%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.27%) CCTV
6 2 (1.27%) Informatics
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) PKI
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.86%) Windows
2 12 (7.59%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) UNIX
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.91%) ITIL
2 35 (22.15%) Service Delivery
3 33 (20.89%) Service Management
4 25 (15.82%) Project Management
5 23 (14.56%) PRINCE2
6 18 (11.39%) Operations Management
7 14 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (7.59%) Risk Management
9 10 (6.33%) Change Management
9 10 (6.33%) Business Continuity
9 10 (6.33%) Resource Management
10 8 (5.06%) Supplier Management
10 8 (5.06%) DevOps
11 7 (4.43%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (4.43%) Performance Management
11 7 (4.43%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.80%) Six Sigma
12 6 (3.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.06%) C
2 7 (4.43%) SQL
3 5 (3.16%) PHP
4 4 (2.53%) Java
5 3 (1.90%) Scala
5 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.90%) Python
5 3 (1.90%) VB
6 2 (1.27%) VBScript
6 2 (1.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) Ruby
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.63%) C#
7 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) Degree
4 7 (4.43%) BC Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) PMP
5 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) MCSE
7 2 (1.27%) MCSA
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.27%) CIPD
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) CCENT
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) FATCA
2 4 (2.53%) EMIR
2 4 (2.53%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) GPG13
4 1 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) BS15000
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) BS7799
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (11.39%) SCOM
2 5 (3.16%) WMI
3 3 (1.90%) SCCM
3 3 (1.90%) MOM
4 2 (1.27%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 2 (1.27%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.27%) SCSM
5 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.63%) Netcool
5 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.06%) Cisco
3 5 (3.16%) VMware
3 5 (3.16%) Citrix
4 4 (2.53%) Oracle
5 3 (1.90%) Remedy
5 3 (1.90%) McAfee
5 3 (1.90%) BMC
5 3 (1.90%) NetApp
5 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.90%) HP
6 2 (1.27%) EMC
6 2 (1.27%) Juniper
6 2 (1.27%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.27%) Apple
6 2 (1.27%) Huawei
6 2 (1.27%) Syncsort
6 2 (1.27%) Veeam
6 2 (1.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.63%) SaltStack
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