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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 500 485 501
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 86 91 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 45
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£450 £405 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £301 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £438
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.82 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.90

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 -45 70 £450 +11.11% 33
London +16 32 £475 +40.74% 19
South East -17 22 £450 +22.03% 6
Scotland +11 13 £425 -13.70% 2
Edinburgh -4 11 £425 -13.70%
Yorkshire -2 9 £575 +48.38% 6
City of London -1 8 £438 +25.00% 7
Berkshire +2 7 £450 +16.12% 2
West Yorkshire -12 5 £560 +49.33% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £433 - 1
Leeds -8 4 £560 - 3
South Yorkshire +2 3 £600 +50.00% 1
Sheffield - 3 £600 - 1
Surrey -4 2 £425 +28.78%
East of England -12 2 £165 -61.17%
Hampshire -15 2 £450 +50.00% 2
West Midlands -24 2 £203 -57.36%
Reading +5 1 - -
Cambridge +1 1 £165 -61.17%
Kent -1 1 £260 -22.96%
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £165 -61.17%
South Wales -15 1 £425 +183.33% 2
Wales -20 1 £425 +183.33% 2
South West -30 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 56 (31.46%) ITIL
2 41 (23.03%) Security Cleared
3 35 (19.66%) Service Delivery
4 34 (19.10%) Service Management
5 31 (17.42%) Finance
6 29 (16.29%) SLA
7 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
8 25 (14.04%) PRINCE2
8 25 (14.04%) Project Management
8 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
9 22 (12.36%) SCOM
10 20 (11.24%) Telecoms
11 17 (9.55%) Operations Management
12 15 (8.43%) Windows
12 15 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (7.87%) Business Continuity
14 13 (7.30%) SQL
14 13 (7.30%) Linux
14 13 (7.30%) Risk Management
15 11 (6.18%) Management Information System
15 11 (6.18%) Resource Management
16 10 (5.62%) Change Management
16 10 (5.62%) Degree
17 9 (5.06%) C
17 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
17 9 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (4.49%) Oracle
18 8 (4.49%) Cisco
18 8 (4.49%) SAN
18 8 (4.49%) Legal

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) SAS
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) SAN
1 8 (4.49%) LTE
2 7 (3.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.93%) GSM
3 6 (3.37%) UMTS
3 6 (3.37%) HTTP
3 6 (3.37%) SSL
3 6 (3.37%) MPLS
3 6 (3.37%) Firewall
4 5 (2.81%) DNS
4 5 (2.81%) DHCP
5 4 (2.25%) NAS
6 3 (1.69%) 2G
6 3 (1.69%) 3G
6 3 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.69%) VoIP
6 3 (1.69%) VPN
7 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.12%) WAN
7 2 (1.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 31 (17.42%) Finance
2 20 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.49%) Banking
3 8 (4.49%) Legal
4 7 (3.93%) Retail
5 5 (2.81%) Back Office
6 4 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Front Office
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Advertising
7 2 (1.12%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.81%) Web Services
1 5 (2.81%) Middleware
2 2 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.56%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.37%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (3.37%) Replication
4 5 (2.81%) Open Source
5 4 (2.25%) CMDB
5 4 (2.25%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.69%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.69%) Derivative
6 3 (1.69%) NHS
7 2 (1.12%) Informatics
7 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.12%) PKI
7 2 (1.12%) CCTV
7 2 (1.12%) Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.43%) Windows
2 13 (7.30%) Linux
3 4 (2.25%) UNIX
4 1 (0.56%) Solaris
4 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.46%) ITIL
2 35 (19.66%) Service Delivery
3 34 (19.10%) Service Management
4 25 (14.04%) Project Management
4 25 (14.04%) PRINCE2
5 17 (9.55%) Operations Management
6 15 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (7.87%) Business Continuity
8 13 (7.30%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.18%) Resource Management
10 10 (5.62%) Change Management
11 9 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.49%) Supplier Management
12 8 (4.49%) DevOps
13 7 (3.93%) Line Management
13 7 (3.93%) Coaching
13 7 (3.93%) Six Sigma
13 7 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.30%) SQL
2 9 (5.06%) C
3 6 (3.37%) Java
4 5 (2.81%) PHP
5 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.69%) Scala
6 3 (1.69%) Perl
6 3 (1.69%) VBScript
6 3 (1.69%) VB
6 3 (1.69%) Python
7 2 (1.12%) Ruby
7 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) C#
8 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (23.03%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.62%) Degree
4 7 (3.93%) BC Cleared
5 5 (2.81%) PMP
5 5 (2.81%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.25%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.69%) MCSE
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.12%) MCSA
8 2 (1.12%) CCNA
8 2 (1.12%) ISEB
8 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) CIPD
9 1 (0.56%) APMP
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.29%) SLA
2 4 (2.25%) FATCA
2 4 (2.25%) EMIR
2 4 (2.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) GPG13
4 1 (0.56%) BS7799
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) BS15000
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (12.36%) SCOM
2 6 (3.37%) SCCM
3 5 (2.81%) WMI
4 3 (1.69%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.69%) MOM
5 2 (1.12%) HP NNM
5 2 (1.12%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.12%) SCSM
6 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.49%) Cisco
2 8 (4.49%) Oracle
2 8 (4.49%) VMware
3 5 (2.81%) Citrix
4 4 (2.25%) HP
4 4 (2.25%) BMC
4 4 (2.25%) IBM
5 3 (1.69%) NetApp
5 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.69%) Remedy
5 3 (1.69%) McAfee
6 2 (1.12%) Huawei
6 2 (1.12%) Syncsort
6 2 (1.12%) Veeam
6 2 (1.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (1.12%) Juniper
6 2 (1.12%) Apple
6 2 (1.12%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.12%) EMC
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