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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 509 495 459
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 77 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 39
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£488 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £650 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £21.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +28.60%
Operations Manager
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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
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
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 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 24 £488 -9.20% 7
South East -10 24 £413 -5.71% 12
South West +15 8 - - 11
East of England +2 6 £500 +81.81%
North West -17 6 £575 +109.09% 4
West Midlands - 5 £550 - 1
East Midlands -13 2 £525 - 5
Yorkshire -21 1 £600 - 1
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Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 50 (34.25%) ITIL
2 29 (19.86%) Finance
3 27 (18.49%) Service Delivery
4 25 (17.12%) Project Management
4 25 (17.12%) Windows
5 24 (16.44%) VMware
6 23 (15.75%) Service Management
6 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
7 22 (15.07%) Microsoft
8 18 (12.33%) SLA
9 17 (11.64%) Security Cleared
10 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
11 15 (10.27%) Problem Management
11 15 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (10.27%) PRINCE2
12 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
12 14 (9.59%) Active Directory
12 14 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (8.90%) SC Cleared
14 12 (8.22%) SCOM
14 12 (8.22%) Resource Management
14 12 (8.22%) Firewall
14 12 (8.22%) DNS
15 11 (7.53%) WAN
15 11 (7.53%) MS Office
15 11 (7.53%) Telecoms
15 11 (7.53%) Performance Management
16 10 (6.85%) Capacity Management
16 10 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (6.85%) Change Management

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.37%) Lync
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.53%) MS Office
3 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.22%) DNS
1 12 (8.22%) Firewall
2 11 (7.53%) WAN
3 10 (6.85%) DHCP
3 10 (6.85%) LAN
4 6 (4.11%) HTTP
4 6 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.11%) SAN
5 4 (2.74%) MPLS
5 4 (2.74%) GSM
5 4 (2.74%) LTE
5 4 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.74%) UMTS
6 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.37%) Internet
7 2 (1.37%) 3G
7 2 (1.37%) SSL
7 2 (1.37%) GPRS
7 2 (1.37%) VPN
7 2 (1.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) DB2
2 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 29 (19.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.11%) Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Legal
4 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.42%) Marketing
5 4 (2.74%) Local Government
6 3 (2.05%) Electronics
7 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) XML
2 4 (2.74%) Middleware
3 3 (2.05%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.68%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) HTML5
4 1 (0.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.42%) NHS
4 4 (2.74%) Replication
5 3 (2.05%) FMCG
5 3 (2.05%) PMI
6 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 2 (1.37%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) CMDB
6 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.12%) Windows
2 5 (3.42%) Linux
2 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.25%) ITIL
2 27 (18.49%) Service Delivery
3 25 (17.12%) Project Management
4 23 (15.75%) Service Management
5 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
6 15 (10.27%) Problem Management
6 15 (10.27%) PRINCE2
7 14 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (8.22%) Resource Management
9 11 (7.53%) Performance Management
10 10 (6.85%) Change Management
10 10 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.85%) Capacity Management
11 9 (6.16%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (6.16%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.16%) Operations Management
12 8 (5.48%) Supplier Management
12 8 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.48%) People Management
13 7 (4.79%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.85%) SQL
2 5 (3.42%) C
3 4 (2.74%) Java
4 3 (2.05%) VB
4 3 (2.05%) PHP
4 3 (2.05%) Scala
5 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.37%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.05%) CCNP
5 3 (2.05%) Degree
6 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.37%) CCNA
6 2 (1.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PMP
7 1 (0.68%) CISA
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.33%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.42%) vSphere
4 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) SCOM
2 5 (3.42%) WMI
3 3 (2.05%) MOM
3 3 (2.05%) SCSM
4 2 (1.37%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.37%) Netcool
4 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) SCCM
5 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (16.44%) VMware
2 22 (15.07%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.85%) Cisco
4 9 (6.16%) Citrix
5 7 (4.79%) Oracle
5 7 (4.79%) HP
6 4 (2.74%) NetApp
6 4 (2.74%) SAP
7 3 (2.05%) Adobe
7 3 (2.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.37%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.37%) Dell
8 2 (1.37%) Apple
8 2 (1.37%) Symantec
8 2 (1.37%) BMC
8 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.37%) NetScout
9 1 (0.68%) Postini
9 1 (0.68%) Veeam
9 1 (0.68%) Saba
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