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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Manager
Rank 549 523 533
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 77 89 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 27
Average daily rate £475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 75 £481 +6.94% 28
London +15 37 £525 +10.52% 10
South East +10 16 £425 -5.55% 5
Croydon - 9 £625 -
West Midlands -7 8 £550 +19.76% 3
Berkshire +5 6 £248 -44.94% 2
Reading -3 4 £248 -44.94% 1
East Midlands -11 4 £475 +40.74%
North West - 4 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £425 -5.55%
Oxfordshire +7 3 £500 +5.26%
Milton Keynes +5 3 £425 -5.55%
South West +4 3 £325 -7.14% 2
Oxford +3 3 £500 +5.26%
Coventry -6 3 £550 +10.00%
City of London +28 2 £444 +8.89% 1
Manchester - 2 £500 -
Devon - 2 £425 -
Northampton - 2 £375 -
Nottingham - 2 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 - -
West Sussex +5 1 £520 +23.80%
East of England -2 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Cambridge -6 1 - -
Surrey -9 1 £520 +22.35% 1
Scotland -11 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire -15 1 £218 -61.16% 2

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 64 (35.96%) ITIL
2 46 (25.84%) Finance
3 43 (24.16%) Service Delivery
4 36 (20.22%) Service Management
5 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
6 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
7 24 (13.48%) Project Management
8 23 (12.92%) Change Management
8 23 (12.92%) Incident Management
9 20 (11.24%) Problem Management
10 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
11 18 (10.11%) PRINCE2
12 16 (8.99%) SLA
13 15 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
14 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (7.30%) Windows
15 12 (6.74%) Operations Management
15 12 (6.74%) Degree
15 12 (6.74%) Information Security
15 12 (6.74%) Data Centre
15 12 (6.74%) Security Operations
16 11 (6.18%) Line Management
16 11 (6.18%) MS Excel
16 11 (6.18%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (6.18%) ITSM
17 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
17 10 (5.62%) Business Continuity
17 10 (5.62%) Supplier Management
17 10 (5.62%) Banking

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.25%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.12%) IIS
2 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.93%) MS Office
2 7 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.25%) Google Apps
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Office 365
3 2 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) Firewall
2 5 (2.81%) WAN
3 4 (2.25%) LAN
3 4 (2.25%) Network Security
3 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.12%) ATM
4 2 (1.12%) DHCP
4 2 (1.12%) DNS
4 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.12%) NAS
4 2 (1.12%) SAN
4 2 (1.12%) VPN
5 1 (0.56%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) ISDN
5 1 (0.56%) MPLS
5 1 (0.56%) NFC
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
5 1 (0.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.56%) MySQL
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
General
1 46 (25.84%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.62%) Banking
4 5 (2.81%) Legal
4 5 (2.81%) Retail
5 4 (2.25%) Back Office
5 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.25%) Marketing
6 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 2 (1.12%) Games
7 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) LAMP
1 2 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.56%) COM
2 1 (0.56%) HTML
2 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.37%) NHS
5 4 (2.25%) CESG
5 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.25%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.12%) FMCG
6 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.12%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.30%) Windows
2 7 (3.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.81%) Unix
4 3 (1.69%) Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.96%) ITIL
2 43 (24.16%) Service Delivery
3 36 (20.22%) Service Management
4 24 (13.48%) Project Management
5 23 (12.92%) Change Management
5 23 (12.92%) Incident Management
6 20 (11.24%) Problem Management
7 18 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.74%) Information Security
9 12 (6.74%) Operations Management
9 12 (6.74%) Security Operations
10 11 (6.18%) ITSM
10 11 (6.18%) Line Management
11 10 (5.62%) Business Continuity
11 10 (5.62%) Supplier Management
12 8 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.49%) ITIL V3
13 7 (3.93%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.93%) SQL
2 3 (1.69%) C
2 3 (1.69%) C#
3 2 (1.12%) COBOL
4 1 (0.56%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) PHP
4 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.74%) Degree
4 11 (6.18%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.81%) MCP
6 5 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.69%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.69%) CISSP
8 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.12%) GCIA
9 2 (1.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.56%) CEH
10 1 (0.56%) CIPD
10 1 (0.56%) CISA
10 1 (0.56%) Dell Certification
10 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) SLA
2 7 (3.93%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.81%) QA
5 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) COSO
6 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.12%) QRadar
3 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.56%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.56%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.56%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) Nmap
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.56%) SCSM
3 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.06%) SAP
3 8 (4.49%) Google
3 8 (4.49%) VMware
4 4 (2.25%) Cisco
4 4 (2.25%) HP
5 3 (1.69%) Huawei
6 2 (1.12%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.12%) EMC
6 2 (1.12%) IBM
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.12%) Saba
6 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.12%) Splunk
7 1 (0.56%) BMC
7 1 (0.56%) Borland
7 1 (0.56%) CA
7 1 (0.56%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle
7 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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