The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 557 521 514
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 76 89 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 54 46
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
England -21 68 £450 -5.26% 31
London +14 31 £450 -12.70% 8
North East -23 9 £378 +25.83%
South East -31 8 £475 +31.03% 7
North West -48 8 £400 -11.11% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 7 £375 -27.18%
South West -4 6 £500 +5.26% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 6 £375 -27.18%
Merseyside -12 5 £419 -11.84%
Liverpool -12 5 £419 -11.84%
Berkshire -1 4 £475 +115.90% 3
Wales -16 4 £488 +39.28%
Bristol - 4 £513 - 6
City of London +5 3 £400 -25.58%
Manchester -19 3 £400 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -28 3 - -
Leeds -28 3 - -
Yorkshire -30 3 - -
South Wales -10 2 £413 +17.85%
Scotland -11 2 £425 -10.52% 2
Oxfordshire -15 2 - - 2
Oxford -16 2 - -
West Wales - 2 £575 -
Swansea - 2 £575 -
Glasgow +8 1 £450 -
West Midlands +7 1 - - 1
Midlands +2 1 - -
Hampshire -2 1 - - 2
Reading -7 1 £325 +47.72% 2
Cardiff -7 1 £400 +14.28%

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 58 (34.12%) ITIL
2 33 (19.41%) Service Management
2 33 (19.41%) Finance
3 28 (16.47%) Service Delivery
4 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
5 24 (14.12%) VMware
6 23 (13.53%) Project Management
7 22 (12.94%) Data Centre
8 21 (12.35%) SC Cleared
8 21 (12.35%) Incident Management
9 20 (11.76%) Windows
9 20 (11.76%) SLA
10 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.24%) MS Office
11 14 (8.24%) Problem Management
12 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (7.65%) MS Excel
12 13 (7.65%) Active Directory
12 13 (7.65%) Change Management
12 13 (7.65%) Telecoms
13 12 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (7.06%) PRINCE2
13 12 (7.06%) Supplier Management
13 12 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.47%) Performance Management
15 10 (5.88%) Citrix
15 10 (5.88%) Capacity Management
16 9 (5.29%) Coaching
16 9 (5.29%) Cisco
16 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.76%) IIS
2 3 (1.76%) Lync
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.59%) Jetty
3 1 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (8.24%) MS Office
2 13 (7.65%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.59%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.35%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.59%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.71%) SAN
1 8 (4.71%) Firewall
2 7 (4.12%) HTTP
3 6 (3.53%) LAN
4 5 (2.94%) WAN
5 4 (2.35%) Internet
5 4 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.76%) Network Security
6 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.76%) DNS
6 3 (1.76%) SSL
7 2 (1.18%) DHCP
7 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.59%) 4G
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.59%) 3G
8 1 (0.59%) BGP
8 1 (0.59%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) DB2
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) Subversion
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (19.41%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.29%) Marketing
4 7 (4.12%) Legal
4 7 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.53%) Banking
6 4 (2.35%) Retail
6 4 (2.35%) Back Office
6 4 (2.35%) Electronics
7 3 (1.76%) Local Government
8 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.35%) Middleware
2 3 (1.76%) XML
2 3 (1.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.59%) J2EE
3 1 (0.59%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.35%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (2.35%) FMCG
4 3 (1.76%) PMI
4 3 (1.76%) Replication
4 3 (1.76%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) User Experience
5 2 (1.18%) CESG
5 2 (1.18%) DTV
5 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) EPoS
6 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.76%) Windows
2 8 (4.71%) Linux
3 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.76%) Android
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.12%) ITIL
2 33 (19.41%) Service Management
3 28 (16.47%) Service Delivery
4 23 (13.53%) Project Management
5 21 (12.35%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.24%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.65%) Change Management
8 12 (7.06%) PRINCE2
8 12 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (7.06%) Supplier Management
8 12 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (6.47%) Performance Management
10 10 (5.88%) Capacity Management
11 9 (5.29%) Coaching
11 9 (5.29%) Operations Management
11 9 (5.29%) Resource Management
11 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.71%) Business Continuity
12 8 (4.71%) Risk Management
12 8 (4.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.35%) SQL
2 3 (1.76%) C
2 3 (1.76%) Java
3 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.59%) ABAP
3 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.35%) Degree
4 4 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.18%) CCNP
6 2 (1.18%) CCNA
6 2 (1.18%) CISSP
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.59%) CISA
7 1 (0.59%) CISM
7 1 (0.59%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.76%) SLA
2 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (7.65%) Active Directory
1 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.94%) vSphere
3 4 (2.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.59%) Xen
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) SCOM
2 3 (1.76%) Puppet
2 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.59%) SCSM
3 1 (0.59%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.59%) MOM
3 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (14.12%) VMware
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.88%) Citrix
4 9 (5.29%) Cisco
5 6 (3.53%) SAP
5 6 (3.53%) HP
5 6 (3.53%) Google
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle
7 3 (1.76%) Huawei
7 3 (1.76%) IBM
7 3 (1.76%) BMC
7 3 (1.76%) NetApp
8 2 (1.18%) Dell
8 2 (1.18%) NetScout
8 2 (1.18%) WSO2
9 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.59%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.59%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.59%) Nortel
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