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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 515 517 512
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 91 75 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 46
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +16 86 £475 - 39
South East +6 24 £390 -2.50% 9
London +1 22 £506 -1.26% 15
North West +13 18 £450 - 3
Merseyside - 9 £475 - 1
Cheshire - 9 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 8 - -
Berkshire +15 7 £305 - 1
Liverpool - 7 £475 - 1
City of London +16 6 £538 +18.78% 4
South West -19 5 £475 - 3
Yorkshire +1 4 £325 +14.03% 5
West Yorkshire +3 3 £488 - 4
Scotland -13 3 £475 +40.74%
West Midlands -21 3 £425 -15.00% 2
North East -30 3 £300 -41.46%
Hampshire - 3 £294 - 2
Reading - 3 £305 -
Edinburgh -8 2 £475 +40.74%
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
Leeds - 2 £650 - 4
Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £625 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 £425 +6.25% 2
Warwickshire -12 1 £425 -15.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 1 £515 +0.48%
Tyne and Wear -34 1 £515 +0.48%
Wales - 1 £350 - 1

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 62 (36.90%) ITIL
2 41 (24.40%) Finance
3 40 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 37 (22.02%) Service Management
4 37 (22.02%) SLA
5 33 (19.64%) Project Management
6 29 (17.26%) Security Cleared
7 20 (11.90%) Operations Management
8 19 (11.31%) SC Cleared
9 18 (10.71%) PRINCE2
10 16 (9.52%) Telecoms
11 15 (8.93%) Change Management
11 15 (8.93%) Banking
12 14 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (8.33%) Cisco
12 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 13 (7.74%) People Management
14 12 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (7.14%) Supplier Management
15 11 (6.55%) Windows
15 11 (6.55%) Business Continuity
16 10 (5.95%) Risk Management
16 10 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (5.95%) E-Commerce
16 10 (5.95%) Problem Management
16 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (5.36%) Line Management
17 9 (5.36%) Degree
17 9 (5.36%) SCOM
17 9 (5.36%) Linux

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) Lync
2 2 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) TWiki
3 1 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Office
1 4 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) WAN
2 6 (3.57%) LAN
3 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.98%) LTE
3 5 (2.98%) GSM
4 4 (2.38%) Firewall
4 4 (2.38%) UMTS
5 3 (1.79%) VoIP
5 3 (1.79%) HTTP
5 3 (1.79%) DNS
5 3 (1.79%) SSL
5 3 (1.79%) SAN
5 3 (1.79%) Internet
6 2 (1.19%) SSH
6 2 (1.19%) SNMP
6 2 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.19%) NAS
7 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.60%) 4G
7 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.19%) OLAP
3 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.19%) IDOL
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 41 (24.40%) Finance
2 16 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.93%) Banking
4 5 (2.98%) Retail
4 5 (2.98%) Back Office
5 4 (2.38%) Billing
6 3 (1.79%) Advertising
6 3 (1.79%) Publishing
6 3 (1.79%) Marketing
7 2 (1.19%) Games
7 2 (1.19%) Law
7 2 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) .NET
1 3 (1.79%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) HTML5
2 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
2 1 (0.60%) Servlets
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.38%) Open Source
4 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.79%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.79%) NHS
4 3 (1.79%) Derivative
5 2 (1.19%) Informatics
5 2 (1.19%) Online Games
5 2 (1.19%) RMADS
5 2 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (0.60%) FMCG
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) CMDB
6 1 (0.60%) PMI
6 1 (0.60%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.55%) Windows
2 9 (5.36%) Linux
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.19%) CentOS
3 2 (1.19%) UNIX
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.90%) ITIL
2 40 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 37 (22.02%) Service Management
4 33 (19.64%) Project Management
5 20 (11.90%) Operations Management
6 18 (10.71%) PRINCE2
7 15 (8.93%) Change Management
8 14 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.74%) People Management
10 12 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.14%) Supplier Management
11 11 (6.55%) Business Continuity
12 10 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.95%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.95%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.95%) Problem Management
13 9 (5.36%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.36%) Line Management
14 8 (4.76%) DevOps
14 8 (4.76%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.98%) C
2 3 (1.79%) SQL
2 3 (1.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.19%) Python
3 2 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.60%) Perl
4 1 (0.60%) PHP
4 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.60%) C#
4 1 (0.60%) Ruby
4 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (17.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.36%) Degree
4 4 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.79%) PMP
5 3 (1.79%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) CCENT
6 2 (1.19%) CIPD
6 2 (1.19%) CCNA
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (22.02%) SLA
2 4 (2.38%) AIFMD
2 4 (2.38%) UCITS
3 1 (0.60%) BS7799
3 1 (0.60%) BS15000
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) GPG13
3 1 (0.60%) EMIR
3 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) NFS
3 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.36%) SCOM
2 2 (1.19%) Puppet
2 2 (1.19%) SCCM
2 2 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.60%) WSUS
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (8.33%) Cisco
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.17%) VMware
3 6 (3.57%) SAP
4 4 (2.38%) Remedy
5 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.79%) BMC
6 2 (1.19%) Juniper
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle
6 2 (1.19%) HP
6 2 (1.19%) Dell
6 2 (1.19%) EMC
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.19%) McAfee
7 1 (0.60%) Huawei
7 1 (0.60%) Veeam
7 1 (0.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.60%) F5
7 1 (0.60%) Demandware
7 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
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