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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Manager
Rank 570 578 538
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 83 80 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 62
Median daily rate £475 £440 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £555 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.49% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 £40.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £46.21 -
% change year-on-year
-46.98% -

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +13 79 £485 +14.11% 34
London +7 42 £500 +21.21% 13
South East +17 11 £370 -22.10% 15
City of London +29 7 £513 +28.12% 4
North West +14 6 £575 +43.75% 1
West Midlands -23 6 - -
North East -26 6 £375 -0.66%
South West -1 5 £488 -2.50% 4
Tyne and Wear -26 5 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 5 £375 -
Reading +13 4 £350 +7.69%
Wiltshire +9 4 £488 - 3
Berkshire +3 4 £350 -26.31% 5
Shropshire - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £425 - 1
Manchester -4 3 £325 -22.61% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Surrey - 3 £230 - 1
Scotland +16 2 £391 -2.31% 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £513 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £323 -
Cumbria +16 1 - -
East of England +16 1 - -
Somerset +13 1 - -
West Yorkshire +7 1 - -
Edinburgh +4 1 £438 +9.37% 1
Middlesex +1 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 1 - -

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 67 (40.12%) ITIL
2 44 (26.35%) Finance
3 32 (19.16%) Project Management
4 30 (17.96%) Windows
5 28 (16.77%) Service Delivery
6 27 (16.17%) Service Management
7 26 (15.57%) VMware
8 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
9 21 (12.57%) People Management
9 21 (12.57%) SLA
9 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (11.98%) Active Directory
11 19 (11.38%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
12 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
13 15 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (8.98%) Linux
13 15 (8.98%) Change Management
14 14 (8.38%) Cisco
15 13 (7.78%) User Experience
16 12 (7.19%) EMC
16 12 (7.19%) Web Services
16 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
16 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
17 11 (6.59%) Banking
17 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
17 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
17 11 (6.59%) SCOM

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 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.20%) IIS
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.60%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.99%) Office 365
3 2 (1.20%) IaaS
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
3 2 (1.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) DNS
2 9 (5.39%) WAN
3 7 (4.19%) DOCSIS
3 7 (4.19%) Firewall
3 7 (4.19%) GPON
3 7 (4.19%) VDSL
4 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.99%) LAN
6 4 (2.40%) MPLS
6 4 (2.40%) SSL
7 3 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.20%) DHCP
8 2 (1.20%) Internet
8 2 (1.20%) SAN
8 2 (1.20%) SMS
9 1 (0.60%) BGP
9 1 (0.60%) SNMP
9 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) MySQL
1 4 (2.40%) Pentaho
1 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (3.59%) JIRA
2 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (26.35%) Finance
2 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.59%) Banking
4 8 (4.79%) Marketing
5 7 (4.19%) Retail
6 6 (3.59%) Legal
7 5 (2.99%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.40%) Back Office
8 4 (2.40%) Billing
8 4 (2.40%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.80%) Games
9 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.60%) Electronics
11 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) Web Services
2 7 (4.19%) LAMP
3 6 (3.59%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) Java RMI
4 1 (0.60%) JAX-RS
4 1 (0.60%) JSON
4 1 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.78%) User Experience
3 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.99%) EMC VNX
4 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.40%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.40%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.80%) CMDB
7 3 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.20%) Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) NHS
8 2 (1.20%) Online Games
8 2 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.20%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.20%) Statistics
9 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.60%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.96%) Windows
2 15 (8.98%) Linux
3 7 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.19%) Unix
4 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.20%) CentOS
7 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) HPUX
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.12%) ITIL
2 32 (19.16%) Project Management
3 28 (16.77%) Service Delivery
4 27 (16.17%) Service Management
5 21 (12.57%) People Management
5 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.98%) Change Management
7 15 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (6.59%) ITIL V3
8 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.39%) DevOps
9 9 (5.39%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.39%) Performance Management
9 9 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.79%) ITSM
11 7 (4.19%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.19%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (4.19%) Release Management
11 7 (4.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.59%) SQL
2 10 (5.99%) C
3 5 (2.99%) Java
4 3 (1.80%) PHP
4 3 (1.80%) VBA
5 2 (1.20%) Perl
5 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.60%) C++
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) Python
6 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.60%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.99%) Degree
5 4 (2.40%) CCNA
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.40%) PMP
6 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.80%) MBA
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.20%) CCENT
7 2 (1.20%) CISM
7 2 (1.20%) CISSP
7 2 (1.20%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) ECDL
8 1 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.80%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.60%) RMADS
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (11.98%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.79%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.80%) NFS
5 2 (1.20%) Firmware
5 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) SCOM
2 3 (1.80%) MOM
2 3 (1.80%) Nagios
2 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.20%) OVSD
3 2 (1.20%) Puppet
3 2 (1.20%) SCCM
3 2 (1.20%) WMI
3 2 (1.20%) WSUS
4 1 (0.60%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.60%) Nessus
4 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 26 (15.57%) VMware
2 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.38%) Cisco
4 12 (7.19%) EMC
5 10 (5.99%) HP
6 9 (5.39%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle
8 5 (2.99%) Remedy
8 5 (2.99%) Tableau
9 4 (2.40%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.40%) Citrix
9 4 (2.40%) Greenplum
9 4 (2.40%) Symantec
10 3 (1.80%) Avaya
10 3 (1.80%) SAP
10 3 (1.80%) Veritas
11 2 (1.20%) Veeam
12 1 (0.60%) F5
12 1 (0.60%) RedPrairie
12 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
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