The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 66 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +28.60%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
817 891 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.98% 89.28% 91.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 421 350
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 42
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Operations Manager
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) WMI
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) MOM
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MOM
1 1 (25.00%) WMI
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft