The first table below looks at the demand for the Operations Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 18 April 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 532 477 479
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 55 67 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 43 45
Average daily rate £488 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £330 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £570 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.11 £20.25 £34.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% -41.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £20.05 £28.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £20.45 £39.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.72 £20.25 -
% change year-on-year
+27.01% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 55 £488 +14.70% 32
London -21 29 £525 +5.00% 19
City of London -6 11 £475 -5.00% 10
South East -12 11 £335 -29.84% 4
Berkshire - 6 £300 - 3
North West -21 5 - - 1
East of England -22 5 £275 - 1
Essex -22 4 - -
Manchester -14 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -20 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -22 3 - - 3
Basildon - 3 - -
Reading - 2 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Kent +7 1 £335 -4.28%
Hampshire +5 1 £370 -17.77%
East Midlands -12 1 - -
Cheshire -14 1 - -
South West -21 1 - - 3
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 30 (24.39%) ITIL
2 29 (23.58%) Finance
3 24 (19.51%) Telecoms
4 23 (18.70%) Project Management
5 18 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 18 (14.63%) Windows
6 16 (13.01%) SLA
6 16 (13.01%) Service Management
7 13 (10.57%) Change Management
8 12 (9.76%) Linux
9 11 (8.94%) VMware
9 11 (8.94%) Banking
9 11 (8.94%) HTML
9 11 (8.94%) Cisco
9 11 (8.94%) Advertising
10 10 (8.13%) Billing
10 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
11 9 (7.32%) HP
11 9 (7.32%) Oracle
11 9 (7.32%) Flash
12 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2
12 8 (6.50%) UNIX
12 8 (6.50%) XML
12 8 (6.50%) ActionScript
12 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
12 8 (6.50%) ActionScript 3.0
12 8 (6.50%) ActionScript 2.0
12 8 (6.50%) Marketing
12 8 (6.50%) Operations Management

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.63%) CMS
2 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.63%) Apache
2 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.81%) Lync
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.81%) TeamSite
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (0.81%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) Firewall
2 6 (4.88%) 2G
2 6 (4.88%) 3G
2 6 (4.88%) LAN
2 6 (4.88%) DNS
3 5 (4.07%) WAN
3 5 (4.07%) Internet
4 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.44%) NAS
5 3 (2.44%) SSH
5 3 (2.44%) SNMP
6 2 (1.63%) SAN
6 2 (1.63%) MPLS
6 2 (1.63%) SMTP
6 2 (1.63%) HTTP
6 2 (1.63%) LDAP
6 2 (1.63%) VPN
6 2 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.81%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) Ingres
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 29 (23.58%) Finance
2 24 (19.51%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.94%) Banking
3 11 (8.94%) Advertising
4 10 (8.13%) Billing
5 8 (6.50%) Marketing
6 4 (3.25%) Games
7 3 (2.44%) Retail
8 2 (1.63%) Legal
8 2 (1.63%) Back Office
8 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.63%) French Language
8 2 (1.63%) German Language
8 2 (1.63%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.63%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) HTML
2 9 (7.32%) Flash
3 8 (6.50%) XML
4 3 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.81%) CSS
5 1 (0.81%) Servlets
5 1 (0.81%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.25%) NHS
1 4 (3.25%) Open Source
2 3 (2.44%) Online Games
3 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) CMDB
4 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.63%) Windows
2 12 (9.76%) Linux
3 8 (6.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) ITIL
2 23 (18.70%) Project Management
3 18 (14.63%) Service Delivery
4 16 (13.01%) Service Management
5 13 (10.57%) Change Management
6 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.50%) Operations Management
7 7 (5.69%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.88%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.88%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.07%) Network Management
9 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.07%) CRM
10 4 (3.25%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.25%) Supplier Management
11 3 (2.44%) Low Latency
11 3 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) ActionScript
1 8 (6.50%) ActionScript 3.0
1 8 (6.50%) ActionScript 2.0
2 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.88%) SQL
4 2 (1.63%) PHP
4 2 (1.63%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.44%) CCIE
3 3 (2.44%) CCNP
3 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.81%) MCP
5 1 (0.81%) MCSE
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.25%) KVM
4 3 (2.44%) NFS
5 2 (1.63%) vSphere
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) vCloud
6 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) HP UCMDB
1 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.44%) Puppet
2 3 (2.44%) WSUS
2 3 (2.44%) SCOM
3 2 (1.63%) OpenView
3 2 (1.63%) Nagios
3 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.81%) SCSM
4 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (8.94%) VMware
1 11 (8.94%) Cisco
2 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) HP
2 9 (7.32%) Oracle
3 5 (4.07%) Siebel
3 5 (4.07%) Symantec
3 5 (4.07%) McAfee
3 5 (4.07%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.25%) Citrix
4 4 (3.25%) SAP
5 3 (2.44%) Dell
5 3 (2.44%) Lotus
5 3 (2.44%) Avaya
5 3 (2.44%) Nortel
6 2 (1.63%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.63%) Brocade
6 2 (1.63%) Percona
7 1 (0.81%) Demandware
7 1 (0.81%) Rackspace
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