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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 517 494 489
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 89 85 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 44
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£475 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £635 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -12 84 £475 +2.70% 31
London +2 26 £500 -4.76% 10
North West +9 22 £450 - 5
South East -20 13 £375 -10.71% 6
Cheshire - 11 £425 - 3
Merseyside - 8 £475 -
Liverpool - 7 £475 -
City of London +12 6 £475 +11.76% 5
South West -34 5 £475 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 3
Berkshire +9 4 £298 -37.36%
West Midlands -12 4 £438 +34.61% 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £488 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - - 1
North East -24 3 £300 -39.39% 2
Leeds - 3 £650 - 2
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £450 - 1
Scotland -17 2 £475 +40.74% 1
Midlands - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - - 1
Reading +9 1 £220 -
East Midlands 0 1 - -
Edinburgh -13 1 £475 +40.74%
East of England -26 1 £625 +56.25%
Tyne and Wear -27 1 £515 +4.04% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 1 £515 +4.04% 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 63 (38.65%) ITIL
2 47 (28.83%) Finance
3 39 (23.93%) Service Delivery
4 33 (20.25%) SLA
5 31 (19.02%) Service Management
6 29 (17.79%) Project Management
7 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
8 19 (11.66%) Operations Management
9 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
10 15 (9.20%) Cisco
11 14 (8.59%) Windows
11 14 (8.59%) Change Management
11 14 (8.59%) Banking
12 13 (7.98%) PRINCE2
13 11 (6.75%) E-Commerce
13 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
13 11 (6.75%) WAN
14 10 (6.13%) DevOps
14 10 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (6.13%) Linux
14 10 (6.13%) Business Continuity
14 10 (6.13%) Supplier Management
15 9 (5.52%) Degree
15 9 (5.52%) LAN
15 9 (5.52%) Risk Management
15 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
15 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
16 8 (4.91%) Configuration Management
16 8 (4.91%) SCOM

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) Lync
2 2 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) TWiki
3 1 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.75%) WAN
2 9 (5.52%) LAN
3 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.68%) Firewall
5 4 (2.45%) DNS
6 3 (1.84%) NAS
6 3 (1.84%) SSH
6 3 (1.84%) Internet
6 3 (1.84%) HTTP
6 3 (1.84%) SNMP
6 3 (1.84%) SSL
6 3 (1.84%) VoIP
7 2 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.23%) GSM
7 2 (1.23%) SAN
7 2 (1.23%) LTE
8 1 (0.61%) NGN
8 1 (0.61%) VSAT
8 1 (0.61%) VLAN
8 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.23%) OLAP
3 2 (1.23%) IDOL
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 47 (28.83%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Banking
3 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.07%) Billing
4 5 (3.07%) Retail
4 5 (3.07%) Back Office
4 5 (3.07%) Advertising
5 3 (1.84%) Marketing
5 3 (1.84%) Publishing
5 3 (1.84%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Front Office
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.84%) Middleware
1 3 (1.84%) .NET
2 2 (1.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) HTML5
3 1 (0.61%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.68%) Open Source
3 4 (2.45%) NHS
4 3 (1.84%) Online Games
4 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.84%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.84%) Derivative
5 2 (1.23%) RMADS
5 2 (1.23%) Informatics
6 1 (0.61%) CMDB
6 1 (0.61%) FMCG
6 1 (0.61%) Economics
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) PMI
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.59%) Windows
2 10 (6.13%) Linux
3 3 (1.84%) UNIX
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.23%) CentOS
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.65%) ITIL
2 39 (23.93%) Service Delivery
3 31 (19.02%) Service Management
4 29 (17.79%) Project Management
5 19 (11.66%) Operations Management
6 14 (8.59%) Change Management
7 13 (7.98%) PRINCE2
8 11 (6.75%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.13%) DevOps
9 10 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.13%) Business Continuity
9 10 (6.13%) Supplier Management
10 9 (5.52%) Risk Management
10 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.91%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.91%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.29%) Problem Management
12 7 (4.29%) Resource Management
12 7 (4.29%) ITSM
13 6 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.45%) C
1 4 (2.45%) SQL
2 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.61%) Ruby
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) PHP
4 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.84%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.23%) CCNA
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) CCENT
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) PMP
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.25%) SLA
2 4 (2.45%) AIFMD
2 4 (2.45%) UCITS
3 1 (0.61%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) BS7799
3 1 (0.61%) BS15000
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.61%) EMIR
3 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.61%) GPG13
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.84%) NFS
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (4.91%) SCOM
2 5 (3.07%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (1.84%) Puppet
4 2 (1.23%) OpenView
5 1 (0.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) SCCM
5 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (9.20%) Cisco
2 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.29%) VMware
3 7 (4.29%) HP
4 6 (3.68%) SAP
5 3 (1.84%) Remedy
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle
6 2 (1.23%) Dell
6 2 (1.23%) EMC
6 2 (1.23%) Juniper
6 2 (1.23%) BMC
6 2 (1.23%) McAfee
6 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Veeam
7 1 (0.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.61%) Huawei
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) Murex
7 1 (0.61%) Calypso
7 1 (0.61%) CA
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