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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 488 491 446
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -45
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 64 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 45
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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 £350 £312 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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
44070 42663 38287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27462 25710 22381
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1715 1832 2129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -1 28 £475 +46.15% 12
South East -18 18 £450 +12.50% 7
East of England +6 4 £450 +5.88% 2
West Midlands -15 4 £419 -0.35% 1
South West - 3 £350 - 4
Yorkshire -17 2 £488 +21.87% 4
North West -20 2 £479 +25.16% 3
North East - 1 £518 -
East Midlands - 1 £338 - 2
Midlands - - - -
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Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 47 (32.41%) ITIL
2 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.69%) Service Management
3 28 (19.31%) Service Delivery
4 27 (18.62%) Project Management
5 22 (15.17%) Telecoms
5 22 (15.17%) Finance
6 21 (14.48%) SLA
6 21 (14.48%) PRINCE2
6 21 (14.48%) Security Cleared
7 19 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (11.72%) Windows
9 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
9 15 (10.34%) SCOM
10 14 (9.66%) Operations Management
11 13 (8.97%) Change Management
11 13 (8.97%) Management Information System
11 13 (8.97%) Problem Management
12 12 (8.28%) Resource Management
12 12 (8.28%) DNS
13 11 (7.59%) DHCP
13 11 (7.59%) Risk Management
13 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
13 11 (7.59%) Coaching
14 10 (6.90%) Performance Management
14 10 (6.90%) Supplier Management
14 10 (6.90%) SQL
15 9 (6.21%) MS Office
15 9 (6.21%) VMware
15 9 (6.21%) Firewall

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (2.07%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.21%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) DNS
2 11 (7.59%) DHCP
3 9 (6.21%) Firewall
3 9 (6.21%) LTE
4 8 (5.52%) GSM
4 8 (5.52%) UMTS
4 8 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.83%) MPLS
6 6 (4.14%) LAN
6 6 (4.14%) WAN
7 5 (3.45%) VPN
8 3 (2.07%) HTTP
8 3 (2.07%) SSL
8 3 (2.07%) 3G
8 3 (2.07%) 2G
8 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.07%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.38%) 4G
9 2 (1.38%) GPRS
9 2 (1.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 22 (15.17%) Telecoms
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Legal
3 6 (4.14%) Banking
4 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.38%) Law
5 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) Web Services
2 3 (2.07%) XML
3 2 (1.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) CSS
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) CSS3
4 1 (0.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.76%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.76%) NHS
4 3 (2.07%) Clustering
4 3 (2.07%) Open Source
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.38%) CMDB
5 2 (1.38%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.72%) Windows
2 7 (4.83%) Linux
3 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.38%) UNIX
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.41%) ITIL
2 30 (20.69%) Service Management
3 28 (19.31%) Service Delivery
4 27 (18.62%) Project Management
5 21 (14.48%) PRINCE2
6 19 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (9.66%) Operations Management
8 13 (8.97%) Change Management
8 13 (8.97%) Problem Management
9 12 (8.28%) Resource Management
10 11 (7.59%) Risk Management
10 11 (7.59%) Coaching
11 10 (6.90%) Performance Management
11 10 (6.90%) Supplier Management
12 9 (6.21%) People Management
13 8 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (4.83%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (4.83%) DevOps
15 6 (4.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.90%) SQL
2 5 (3.45%) C
3 4 (2.76%) Java
3 4 (2.76%) PHP
4 3 (2.07%) VBScript
4 3 (2.07%) VB
4 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.07%) Scala
5 1 (0.69%) Perl
5 1 (0.69%) C++
5 1 (0.69%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) Ruby
5 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) Degree
4 5 (3.45%) PMP
4 5 (3.45%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.76%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.07%) MCSE
6 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.38%) CIPD
7 2 (1.38%) MCSA
7 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) ISEB
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.48%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) FATCA
2 4 (2.76%) EMIR
2 4 (2.76%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (2.76%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.34%) SCOM
2 7 (4.83%) WMI
3 4 (2.76%) SCSM
3 4 (2.76%) MOM
4 3 (2.07%) SCCM
5 2 (1.38%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.38%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.38%) HP NNM
5 2 (1.38%) Netcool
6 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) VMware
3 7 (4.83%) HP
3 7 (4.83%) Citrix
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle
5 4 (2.76%) SAP
6 3 (2.07%) Cisco
6 3 (2.07%) NetApp
6 3 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.38%) Syncsort
7 2 (1.38%) Apple
7 2 (1.38%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.69%) Lotus
8 1 (0.69%) BMC
8 1 (0.69%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.69%) Remedy
8 1 (0.69%) McAfee
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