The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Operations Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Manager
Rank 579 579 553
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 82 84 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 55
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £711 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.61 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.21 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Operations Manager in the job title.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 78 £500 +3.03% 24
London +3 35 £500 +2.45% 12
South East +17 13 £400 -15.78% 4
North West +7 13 £700 +30.23% 4
Manchester -6 9 £684 +27.25% 2
City of London +50 7 £550 - 1
South West -1 6 £488 -2.50%
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £458 -
Wiltshire -4 4 £488 -
Surrey - 4 £230 -
Cheshire - 4 £706 - 2
Lancashire - 4 £706 -
Stockport - 4 £706 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £458 -
Warrington - 4 £706 - 1
Blackpool - 4 £706 -
North East - 4 £395 -
Berkshire -5 3 £400 -15.78% 2
West Midlands -28 3 £403 -26.81% 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £395 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £395 -
Scotland +2 2 £391 -8.05%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £513 -
Staines - 2 - -
East of England +18 1 - - 1
Cumbria +17 1 - -
Somerset +16 1 - -
Wales +11 1 £425 -17.07%

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Operations Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 64 (37.65%) ITIL
2 44 (25.88%) Finance
3 32 (18.82%) Windows
4 31 (18.24%) Project Management
5 27 (15.88%) Service Management
5 27 (15.88%) VMware
6 21 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 19 (11.18%) Change Management
9 18 (10.59%) Active Directory
9 18 (10.59%) People Management
10 17 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 17 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (9.41%) Linux
12 15 (8.82%) MS Excel
12 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
12 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
12 15 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (8.24%) SLA
14 13 (7.65%) Web Services
14 13 (7.65%) EMC
14 13 (7.65%) Performance Management
14 13 (7.65%) Security Cleared
14 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (7.65%) User Experience
15 12 (7.06%) Banking
15 12 (7.06%) Management Information System
15 12 (7.06%) Cisco

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.71%) MS Exchange
1 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.76%) Apache
2 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.18%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Unica
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.94%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) IaaS
2 2 (1.18%) PaaS
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) DNS
2 11 (6.47%) WAN
3 10 (5.88%) Firewall
4 7 (4.12%) DOCSIS
4 7 (4.12%) GPON
4 7 (4.12%) LAN
4 7 (4.12%) VDSL
5 4 (2.35%) MPLS
5 4 (2.35%) SSL
5 4 (2.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.76%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.76%) SMS
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.18%) DHCP
7 2 (1.18%) Internet
8 1 (0.59%) BGP
8 1 (0.59%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.59%) SAN
8 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.94%) MySQL
2 4 (2.35%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) JIRA
2 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (25.88%) Finance
2 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.06%) Banking
4 9 (5.29%) Marketing
5 7 (4.12%) Retail
6 6 (3.53%) Legal
7 5 (2.94%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.35%) Back Office
8 4 (2.35%) Billing
8 4 (2.35%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.76%) Games
9 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.59%) Electronics
11 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.65%) Web Services
2 8 (4.71%) LAMP
3 6 (3.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.59%) Java RMI
4 1 (0.59%) JAX-RS
4 1 (0.59%) JSON
4 1 (0.59%) REST
4 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.65%) User Experience
3 12 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.47%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.94%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (2.35%) NHS
7 3 (1.76%) CMDB
7 3 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.76%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.18%) Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.18%) Online Games
8 2 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.18%) Statistics
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.59%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.82%) Windows
2 16 (9.41%) Linux
3 10 (5.88%) Unix
4 7 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) CentOS
7 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.59%) AIX
8 1 (0.59%) HPUX
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (37.65%) ITIL
2 31 (18.24%) Project Management
3 27 (15.88%) Service Management
4 20 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (11.18%) Change Management
6 18 (10.59%) People Management
7 17 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.65%) Performance Management
10 11 (6.47%) DevOps
10 11 (6.47%) Information Security
10 11 (6.47%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.88%) ITIL V3
12 9 (5.29%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.29%) ITSM
13 8 (4.71%) Incident Management
13 8 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (4.71%) Security Operations
14 7 (4.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.47%) C
1 11 (6.47%) SQL
2 5 (2.94%) Java
3 3 (1.76%) PHP
3 3 (1.76%) VBA
4 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.59%) C++
5 1 (0.59%) COBOL
5 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) Perl
5 1 (0.59%) Python
5 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.71%) Degree
5 5 (2.94%) PMP
6 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.76%) CISSP
7 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.76%) MBA
8 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CISM
8 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.59%) ECDL
9 1 (0.59%) MCITP
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.24%) SLA
2 5 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.76%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.59%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.29%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.76%) NFS
4 3 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.18%) Firmware
5 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (6.47%) SCOM
2 4 (2.35%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.76%) Nagios
4 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.18%) MOM
4 2 (1.18%) OVSD
4 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 2 (1.18%) SCCM
4 2 (1.18%) WMI
4 2 (1.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.59%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.59%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 27 (15.88%) VMware
2 20 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.65%) EMC
4 12 (7.06%) Cisco
5 10 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.12%) HP
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle
8 4 (2.35%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.35%) Greenplum
8 4 (2.35%) Remedy
8 4 (2.35%) SAP
8 4 (2.35%) Symantec
8 4 (2.35%) Tableau
8 4 (2.35%) Veritas
9 3 (1.76%) Avaya
10 2 (1.18%) Citrix
10 2 (1.18%) Veeam
11 1 (0.59%) RedPrairie
11 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.59%) Splunk
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