The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 131 142 101
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.100% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£425 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.21 - £20.00
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2968 2789 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.10% 92.87% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1900 1836 1148
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 172 131
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +14.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Bristol - 4 £425 - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 - - 1
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) SCOM
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) B2B
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) DB2
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (6.67%) Process Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) SCCM
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) B2B
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP
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