The first table below looks at the demand for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 78 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% - 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£363 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1208 1044 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.34% 93.63% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 525 611
Average daily rate £330 £330 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Operations Manager
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Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Ingres
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Nortel
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Avaya
2 3 (42.86%) Lotus
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
2 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Ingres
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Numerical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Nortel
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Avaya
1 3 (42.86%) Lotus
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee
1 3 (42.86%) VMware