The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 519 482 485
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 85 83 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 36
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£450 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -10 77 £470 +10.58% 43
London +12 37 £494 -5.95% 8
South East -32 17 £450 +7.14% 11
North West - 9 £423 - 5
City of London +5 8 £400 +1.91% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £400 - 2
Cheshire - 5 £460 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £400 - 2
Surrey -7 4 £450 +7.14%
South West -28 4 £475 - 6
Manchester - 4 £363 - 2
West Midlands -8 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Wales - 3 £325 -
Guildford - 3 £463 -
South Wales - 3 £325 -
Berkshire 0 2 £375 -19.78% 2
Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £475 -
Cardiff - 2 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 £475 - 1
Reading +4 1 - - 1
Hampshire -11 1 £450 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 1 £515 +5.10% 1
North East -23 1 £515 +5.10% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 1 £515 +5.10% 1
East of England -32 1 £625 +66.66% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 53 (37.06%) ITIL
2 39 (27.27%) Finance
3 29 (20.28%) Project Management
4 28 (19.58%) Service Delivery
5 26 (18.18%) Service Management
6 21 (14.69%) SLA
7 16 (11.19%) Operations Management
8 15 (10.49%) Banking
8 15 (10.49%) Cisco
8 15 (10.49%) Windows
9 14 (9.79%) Change Management
10 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2
12 11 (7.69%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.69%) WAN
12 11 (7.69%) Supplier Management
12 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared
13 9 (6.29%) Firewall
13 9 (6.29%) Risk Management
13 9 (6.29%) VMware
13 9 (6.29%) LAN
13 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
13 9 (6.29%) Linux
13 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (6.29%) DevOps
14 8 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.59%) UNIX
14 8 (5.59%) Oracle
14 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (5.59%) ITSM

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.40%) Apache
3 2 (1.40%) Lync
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) TWiki
4 1 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) MS Project
1 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Temenos Globus
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) IaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.69%) WAN
2 9 (6.29%) LAN
2 9 (6.29%) Firewall
3 6 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.80%) DNS
5 3 (2.10%) VoIP
5 3 (2.10%) SSH
5 3 (2.10%) Internet
5 3 (2.10%) NAS
5 3 (2.10%) SNMP
6 2 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.40%) HTTP
6 2 (1.40%) SSL
6 2 (1.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.70%) Intranet
7 1 (0.70%) VRRP
7 1 (0.70%) VLAN
7 1 (0.70%) NGN
7 1 (0.70%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) Ingres
2 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.40%) IDOL
3 2 (1.40%) OLAP
3 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 39 (27.27%) Finance
2 15 (10.49%) Banking
3 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.20%) Billing
4 6 (4.20%) Advertising
5 4 (2.80%) Games
5 4 (2.80%) Retail
6 3 (2.10%) Marketing
6 3 (2.10%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) Middleware
2 3 (2.10%) HTML
2 3 (2.10%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.70%) Servlets
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Flash
3 1 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.50%) NHS
3 4 (2.80%) Open Source
4 3 (2.10%) Online Games
4 3 (2.10%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.10%) Derivative
5 2 (1.40%) Informatics
5 2 (1.40%) RMADS
5 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Economics
6 1 (0.70%) PMI
6 1 (0.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.49%) Windows
2 9 (6.29%) Linux
3 8 (5.59%) UNIX
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.06%) ITIL
2 29 (20.28%) Project Management
3 28 (19.58%) Service Delivery
4 26 (18.18%) Service Management
5 16 (11.19%) Operations Management
6 14 (9.79%) Change Management
7 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 11 (7.69%) Supplier Management
9 9 (6.29%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.29%) DevOps
10 8 (5.59%) ITSM
10 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.20%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.20%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.20%) Six Sigma
12 5 (3.50%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (3.50%) Business Continuity
12 5 (3.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.90%) SQL
2 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.40%) PHP
3 2 (1.40%) Python
3 2 (1.40%) Java
3 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) C
4 1 (0.70%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby
4 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.90%) Degree
4 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) CCENT
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.70%) PMP
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.69%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) AIFMD
2 4 (2.80%) UCITS
3 1 (0.70%) BS7799
3 1 (0.70%) BS15000
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) GPG13
3 1 (0.70%) EMIR
3 1 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.10%) NFS
4 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) vCloud
5 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) SCOM
1 5 (3.50%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.40%) OpenView
4 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.70%) WSUS
4 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Cisco
2 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) VMware
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle
4 7 (4.90%) HP
5 6 (4.20%) SAP
6 5 (3.50%) McAfee
7 4 (2.80%) Citrix
7 4 (2.80%) Avaya
8 3 (2.10%) Nortel
8 3 (2.10%) Lotus
8 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.10%) Symantec
9 2 (1.40%) Remedy
9 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.40%) Juniper
9 2 (1.40%) Dell
10 1 (0.70%) Sybase
10 1 (0.70%) Murex
10 1 (0.70%) Calypso
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £585.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Amnesty International
Rate: £43,812
Posted: 12 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Luton
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago