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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 531 517 492
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 82 79 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 50 58
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£500 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.61 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.09% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.21 - £20.00

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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
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 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -22 70 £500 +11.11% 38
London -19 24 £497 -0.70% 8
South East -14 16 £413 -2.94% 10
South West -6 10 £425 +41.66% 7
Wales -4 7 £550 +69.23%
North West -22 7 £538 +27.21% 3
West Wales - 7 £550 -
Swansea - 7 £550 -
East of England +4 6 £463 -26.00% 2
City of London -5 6 £550 +39.68% 3
Manchester -11 6 £538 +48.27% 2
Lewes - 6 £406 -
East Sussex - 6 £406 -
West Midlands +5 4 £550 +18.91% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 - 1
Bristol - 3 £425 - 3
Cambridge - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire +2 2 £475 +5.55% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £525 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £263 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
Oxford - 2 - -
Wiltshire +4 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -1 1 £450 -5.26%
Scotland -5 1 £450 -5.26%
East Midlands -6 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 55 (33.54%) ITIL
2 28 (17.07%) VMware
2 28 (17.07%) Project Management
2 28 (17.07%) Service Management
2 28 (17.07%) Service Delivery
3 27 (16.46%) Finance
4 26 (15.85%) Windows
4 26 (15.85%) Data Centre
5 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
5 20 (12.20%) SLA
6 19 (11.59%) Incident Management
7 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
8 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
8 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
9 16 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (9.15%) Performance Management
10 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
11 14 (8.54%) Change Management
12 13 (7.93%) MS Excel
12 13 (7.93%) PRINCE2
12 13 (7.93%) Resource Management
12 13 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.93%) Capacity Management
12 13 (7.93%) Coaching
13 12 (7.32%) Supplier Management
13 12 (7.32%) MS Office
13 12 (7.32%) LAN
13 12 (7.32%) Firewall
14 11 (6.71%) Telecoms

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 9 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.44%) Lync
2 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.61%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.32%) MS Office
3 6 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.22%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) LAN
1 12 (7.32%) Firewall
2 11 (6.71%) WAN
3 9 (5.49%) DNS
4 7 (4.27%) DHCP
5 6 (3.66%) HTTP
5 6 (3.66%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.66%) SAN
6 4 (2.44%) Internet
6 4 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.22%) 3G
8 2 (1.22%) VPN
8 2 (1.22%) GSM
8 2 (1.22%) 4G
8 2 (1.22%) UMTS
8 2 (1.22%) SSL
8 2 (1.22%) LTE
9 1 (0.61%) NAS
9 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.22%) DB2
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Subversion
1 2 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 11 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.66%) Legal
3 6 (3.66%) Banking
4 5 (3.05%) Marketing
4 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.44%) Local Government
6 3 (1.83%) Retail
6 3 (1.83%) Back Office
6 3 (1.83%) Electronics
7 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.05%) Middleware
2 3 (1.83%) XML
3 2 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) jQuery
4 1 (0.61%) HTML5
4 1 (0.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.44%) Replication
3 4 (2.44%) NHS
4 3 (1.83%) PMI
4 3 (1.83%) FMCG
4 3 (1.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.61%) Wiki
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.85%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) Linux
2 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.83%) Android
4 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.54%) ITIL
2 28 (17.07%) Project Management
2 28 (17.07%) Service Management
2 28 (17.07%) Service Delivery
3 19 (11.59%) Incident Management
4 16 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
5 15 (9.15%) Performance Management
6 14 (8.54%) Change Management
7 13 (7.93%) PRINCE2
7 13 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (7.93%) Resource Management
7 13 (7.93%) Capacity Management
7 13 (7.93%) Coaching
8 12 (7.32%) Supplier Management
9 11 (6.71%) People Management
10 9 (5.49%) Operations Management
11 8 (4.88%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.88%) Line Management
12 7 (4.27%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.66%) SQL
2 3 (1.83%) C
3 2 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.61%) ABAP
4 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.05%) Degree
4 4 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.83%) CCNP
5 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) CCNA
6 2 (1.22%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CISA
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.20%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.05%) vSphere
4 4 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) SCOM
2 3 (1.83%) Puppet
2 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.22%) SCCM
3 2 (1.22%) SCSM
3 2 (1.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.22%) MOM
4 1 (0.61%) Netcool
4 1 (0.61%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.61%) WMI
4 1 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (17.07%) VMware
2 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.71%) Citrix
4 10 (6.10%) Cisco
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle
5 7 (4.27%) HP
6 6 (3.66%) SAP
7 4 (2.44%) IBM
8 3 (1.83%) BMC
8 3 (1.83%) NetApp
9 2 (1.22%) Dell
9 2 (1.22%) Adobe
9 2 (1.22%) Apple
9 2 (1.22%) Symantec
9 2 (1.22%) NetScout
9 2 (1.22%) WSO2
10 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.61%) Postini
10 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
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