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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Manager
Rank 554 553 554
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 84 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 47
Median daily rate £500 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +14.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £711 £575 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £46.21 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +180.06%
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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 1 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
(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 +7 81 £500 +2.45% 22
London 0 35 £478 -2.15% 9
South East +3 16 £438 +4.47% 6
North West -1 13 £700 +21.73% 3
Manchester +1 9 £668 +16.17% 3
South West -3 6 £488 +14.70% 2
Surrey +2 5 £375 -11.76% 2
Berkshire - 5 £388 - 1
City of London +29 4 £570 +3.63% 3
Wiltshire -1 4 £488 -
Stockport - 4 £706 -
Warrington - 4 £706 -
Blackpool - 4 £706 -
Cheshire - 4 £706 -
Lancashire - 4 £706 -
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £490 -
East of England +8 3 £440 -4.86% 2
Bromley - 3 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £490 -
Essex +10 2 £440 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £275 -
West Midlands -23 2 £403 -26.81%
North East - 2 £415 -
Kent - 2 £529 - 1
Harrow - 2 £480 -
Staines - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +17 1 - - 1
Wales +11 1 £425 -22.72% 1
Oxfordshire +10 1 £355 -
Cumbria +8 1 - -

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 69 (38.55%) ITIL
2 39 (21.79%) Finance
3 32 (17.88%) Project Management
4 30 (16.76%) Windows
5 29 (16.20%) Service Management
6 27 (15.08%) VMware
7 25 (13.97%) Security Cleared
8 23 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (12.29%) SC Cleared
10 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (11.17%) Service Delivery
10 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
10 20 (11.17%) People Management
11 18 (10.06%) Change Management
11 18 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (9.50%) Data Centre
13 16 (8.94%) SLA
13 16 (8.94%) Microsoft
14 15 (8.38%) Web Services
14 15 (8.38%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (7.82%) ITIL V3
15 14 (7.82%) Telecoms
15 14 (7.82%) Linux
15 14 (7.82%) EMC
16 13 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (7.26%) EMC VNX
17 12 (6.70%) DNS
17 12 (6.70%) Management Information System
17 12 (6.70%) Red Hat
17 12 (6.70%) Information Security

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 (4.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.68%) Apache
4 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Unica
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.35%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) IaaS
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) PaaS
2 2 (1.12%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.70%) DNS
2 11 (6.15%) Firewall
3 9 (5.03%) LAN
3 9 (5.03%) WAN
4 6 (3.35%) DOCSIS
4 6 (3.35%) GPON
4 6 (3.35%) VDSL
5 5 (2.79%) SSL
6 4 (2.23%) SMS
6 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.68%) DHCP
7 3 (1.68%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.12%) ATM
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.12%) SAN
9 1 (0.56%) Multicast
9 1 (0.56%) NAS
9 1 (0.56%) Skype
9 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.79%) MySQL
2 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.68%) Pentaho
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) JIRA
1 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (21.79%) Finance
2 14 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.59%) Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Marketing
5 5 (2.79%) Legal
5 5 (2.79%) Retail
6 4 (2.23%) Back Office
6 4 (2.23%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.68%) Billing
7 3 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.68%) Games
7 3 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Advertising
8 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) Web Services
2 10 (5.59%) LAMP
3 3 (1.68%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) Java RMI
4 1 (0.56%) JAX-RS
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
4 1 (0.56%) REST
4 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.26%) EMC VNX
3 12 (6.70%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.59%) User Experience
5 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.35%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.23%) NHS
8 3 (1.68%) CMDB
8 3 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.68%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.12%) Online Games
9 2 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.12%) Statistics
10 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.56%) Clustering
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.76%) Windows
2 14 (7.82%) Linux
3 10 (5.59%) Unix
4 7 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.35%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.12%) CentOS
9 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.56%) HPUX
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.55%) ITIL
2 32 (17.88%) Project Management
3 29 (16.20%) Service Management
4 20 (11.17%) People Management
4 20 (11.17%) Service Delivery
4 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.06%) Change Management
6 14 (7.82%) ITIL V3
7 13 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (6.70%) Information Security
8 12 (6.70%) Performance Management
9 10 (5.59%) DevOps
9 10 (5.59%) ITSM
10 9 (5.03%) E-Commerce
10 9 (5.03%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.03%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.03%) Security Operations
11 8 (4.47%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.91%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.59%) C
1 10 (5.59%) SQL
2 5 (2.79%) Java
3 3 (1.68%) PHP
3 3 (1.68%) VBA
4 2 (1.12%) COBOL
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.38%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (4.47%) Degree
5 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.23%) CISSP
7 3 (1.68%) CISM
7 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.12%) CCNA
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.12%) MBA
8 2 (1.12%) MCP
8 2 (1.12%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.56%) ECDL
9 1 (0.56%) GCIA
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.94%) SLA
2 6 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.68%) QA
4 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) COSO
5 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.15%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.68%) NFS
4 3 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.12%) Firmware
5 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) SCOM
2 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.68%) Nagios
4 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.12%) MOM
4 2 (1.12%) OVSD
4 2 (1.12%) Puppet
4 2 (1.12%) SCCM
4 2 (1.12%) WMI
4 2 (1.12%) WSUS
5 1 (0.56%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 27 (15.08%) VMware
2 16 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.82%) EMC
4 12 (6.70%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.15%) Cisco
6 6 (3.35%) HP
7 4 (2.23%) Remedy
7 4 (2.23%) Symantec
7 4 (2.23%) Veritas
8 3 (1.68%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.68%) Avaya
8 3 (1.68%) Greenplum
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle
8 3 (1.68%) SAP
8 3 (1.68%) Tableau
9 2 (1.12%) BMC
9 2 (1.12%) Citrix
10 1 (0.56%) Epicor
10 1 (0.56%) Juniper
10 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft