The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 229 222 204
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 26 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £314 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £470 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8448 7688 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 91.46% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4577 4024 3406
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 459 609
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Berkshire +4 8 £450 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £433 -
Hampshire -16 3 £438 - 1
Surrey 0 2 £425 +28.78% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (42.00%) ITIL
2 19 (38.00%) Service Management
3 15 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 14 (28.00%) SLA
5 13 (26.00%) PRINCE2
6 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.00%) Project Management
7 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (20.00%) SCOM
8 10 (20.00%) LTE
9 9 (18.00%) GSM
9 9 (18.00%) UMTS
9 9 (18.00%) SQL
10 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
10 8 (16.00%) Operations Management
11 7 (14.00%) WMI
11 7 (14.00%) Release Management
11 7 (14.00%) Fault Management
11 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (14.00%) DNS
11 7 (14.00%) Windows
11 7 (14.00%) DHCP
12 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.00%) MS Office
13 5 (10.00%) Finance
14 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
14 4 (8.00%) MOM
15 3 (6.00%) 4G

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) LTE
2 9 (18.00%) GSM
2 9 (18.00%) UMTS
3 7 (14.00%) DHCP
3 7 (14.00%) DNS
4 3 (6.00%) 3G
4 3 (6.00%) MPLS
4 3 (6.00%) 4G
4 3 (6.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (6.00%) 2G
5 2 (4.00%) GPRS
6 1 (2.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) ITIL
2 19 (38.00%) Service Management
3 13 (26.00%) PRINCE2
4 12 (24.00%) Project Management
5 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
6 8 (16.00%) Operations Management
6 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (14.00%) Release Management
7 7 (14.00%) Fault Management
7 7 (14.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Line Management
8 3 (6.00%) People Management
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
8 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
8 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) VBScript
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) PMP
3 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) CIPD
5 1 (2.00%) CCENT
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) ISEB
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) SCOM
2 7 (14.00%) WMI
3 4 (8.00%) MOM
4 3 (6.00%) SCSM
5 2 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (4.00%) Netcool
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.00%) Huawei
4 1 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks