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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 542 530 496
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 86 84 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 52
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£479 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £618 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.61 - -
UK excluding London average 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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -13 72 £488 +6.08% 35
London -17 33 £488 +0.10% 9
South West +8 12 £500 +5.26% 6
South East -27 9 £475 +5.55% 7
Wales +1 8 £513 +57.69% 1
North West -19 7 £538 +27.21% 1
Manchester -7 6 £538 +48.27% 1
City of London -15 6 £550 +37.50% 4
West Wales - 6 £550 -
Swansea - 6 £550 -
West Midlands +7 5 £550 +22.22% 3
East of England +6 4 £425 -32.00% 1
Bristol - 4 £513 - 1
Berkshire 0 3 £475 +26.66% 3
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 - 1
South Wales +1 2 £413 +26.92% 1
Edinburgh -2 2 £425 -10.52%
Scotland -3 2 £425 -10.52% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 2
Midlands -2 1 - -
Cardiff -5 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Hampshire -5 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Glamorgan - 1 £425 -
Somerset - 1 £320 - 2
Worcester - 1 - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 52 (32.70%) ITIL
2 28 (17.61%) VMware
3 26 (16.35%) Finance
3 26 (16.35%) Project Management
4 25 (15.72%) Service Delivery
4 25 (15.72%) Windows
4 25 (15.72%) Data Centre
5 23 (14.47%) Service Management
6 19 (11.95%) Security Cleared
7 18 (11.32%) SLA
8 17 (10.69%) Active Directory
8 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (10.69%) Incident Management
9 16 (10.06%) SC Cleared
10 14 (8.81%) Performance Management
10 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.18%) Citrix
11 13 (8.18%) Change Management
11 13 (8.18%) Coaching
12 12 (7.55%) Firewall
12 12 (7.55%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.55%) Operations Management
13 11 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (6.92%) MS Office
13 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
13 11 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.29%) Capacity Management
14 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
14 10 (6.29%) MS Exchange
14 10 (6.29%) LAN

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (6.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.52%) Lync
2 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.26%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.92%) MS Office
1 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.26%) MS Project
3 2 (1.26%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.26%) Office 365
2 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.55%) Firewall
2 10 (6.29%) LAN
3 9 (5.66%) WAN
4 8 (5.03%) SAN
5 7 (4.40%) DNS
6 6 (3.77%) DHCP
6 6 (3.77%) HTTP
7 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.52%) Internet
8 4 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.26%) NAS
9 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.26%) SSL
10 1 (0.63%) PBX
10 1 (0.63%) Network Security
10 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.63%) 3G
10 1 (0.63%) BGP
10 1 (0.63%) ICMP
10 1 (0.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) DB2
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Subversion
1 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.03%) Marketing
4 5 (3.14%) Legal
4 5 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.14%) Banking
5 4 (2.52%) Back Office
5 4 (2.52%) Local Government
6 3 (1.89%) Electronics
6 3 (1.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) Middleware
2 3 (1.89%) XML
3 2 (1.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) jQuery
4 1 (0.63%) HTML5
4 1 (0.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.52%) NHS
5 3 (1.89%) PMI
5 3 (1.89%) Replication
5 3 (1.89%) FMCG
5 3 (1.89%) iPad
6 2 (1.26%) User Experience
6 2 (1.26%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
7 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.72%) Windows
2 7 (4.40%) Linux
3 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.89%) Android
5 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.70%) ITIL
2 26 (16.35%) Project Management
3 25 (15.72%) Service Delivery
4 23 (14.47%) Service Management
5 17 (10.69%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.81%) Performance Management
7 13 (8.18%) Change Management
7 13 (8.18%) Coaching
8 12 (7.55%) PRINCE2
8 12 (7.55%) Operations Management
9 11 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.29%) Capacity Management
10 10 (6.29%) Supplier Management
10 10 (6.29%) Problem Management
11 9 (5.66%) Risk Management
12 8 (5.03%) Resource Management
12 8 (5.03%) SIEM
13 7 (4.40%) Line Management
13 7 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.52%) SQL
2 3 (1.89%) C
3 2 (1.26%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.63%) ABAP
4 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.52%) Degree
5 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.26%) CCNP
6 2 (1.26%) CCNA
6 2 (1.26%) CISSP
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) CISA
7 1 (0.63%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.32%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 17 (10.69%) Active Directory
1 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.14%) vSphere
3 4 (2.52%) XenApp
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) SCOM
2 3 (1.89%) Puppet
2 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.89%) SCCM
3 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.63%) MOM
4 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.63%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (17.61%) VMware
2 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.18%) Citrix
4 9 (5.66%) Cisco
5 5 (3.14%) Oracle
6 4 (2.52%) IBM
6 4 (2.52%) HP
7 3 (1.89%) SAP
7 3 (1.89%) BMC
7 3 (1.89%) NetApp
8 2 (1.26%) Apple
8 2 (1.26%) Dell
8 2 (1.26%) Adobe
8 2 (1.26%) WSO2
8 2 (1.26%) Google
8 2 (1.26%) NetScout
9 1 (0.63%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.63%) ION Trading
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