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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 527 518 486
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 80 64 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 43
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£483 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £275 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £650 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £21.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +28.60%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -14 75 £485 -5.31% 48
South East +1 25 £413 +11.48% 16
London -23 25 £488 -7.04% 13
City of London +4 7 £600 +26.31% 1
East of England +10 6 £500 +81.81%
East Sussex -7 6 £406 -
North West -15 6 £500 +81.81% 5
Lewes - 6 £406 -
Hampshire 0 5 £394 -3.96% 4
Manchester -7 5 £538 +95.45% 4
Berkshire -8 5 £500 +66.66%
West Midlands - 5 £550 - 1
South West +11 4 - - 9
Southampton - 4 £394 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Reading +8 2 £200 -46.66%
East Midlands -10 2 £525 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £525 -
Middlesex - 2 £344 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £525 -
Surrey - 2 £425 - 5
Slough - 2 £500 -
Northampton - 2 £525 -
Bristol - 2 - - 6
Wales +7 1 - -
Essex +1 1 - -
Yorkshire -16 1 £600 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 2

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 54 (33.75%) ITIL
2 31 (19.38%) Finance
3 30 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 28 (17.50%) Project Management
4 28 (17.50%) Windows
4 28 (17.50%) VMware
5 25 (15.63%) Service Management
6 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 21 (13.13%) Security Cleared
8 18 (11.25%) SLA
9 17 (10.63%) Incident Management
9 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 15 (9.38%) MS Excel
11 15 (9.38%) Active Directory
11 15 (9.38%) Firewall
11 15 (9.38%) Problem Management
11 15 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (8.13%) Performance Management
12 13 (8.13%) Resource Management
12 13 (8.13%) DNS
13 12 (7.50%) WAN
13 12 (7.50%) SQL
13 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
13 12 (7.50%) SCOM
14 11 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (6.88%) Risk Management
14 11 (6.88%) MS Office
14 11 (6.88%) LAN

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.25%) Lync
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.88%) MS Office
3 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Office 365
1 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.38%) Firewall
2 13 (8.13%) DNS
3 12 (7.50%) WAN
4 11 (6.88%) LAN
4 11 (6.88%) DHCP
5 8 (5.00%) HTTP
5 8 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.38%) SAN
7 5 (3.13%) MPLS
8 4 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.50%) UMTS
8 4 (2.50%) VPN
8 4 (2.50%) GSM
8 4 (2.50%) SSL
8 4 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.50%) LTE
9 2 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.25%) 4G
9 2 (1.25%) VoIP
9 2 (1.25%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.25%) Subversion
1 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 31 (19.38%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.13%) Legal
3 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.13%) Marketing
3 5 (3.13%) Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Local Government
5 3 (1.88%) Electronics
6 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) Middleware
2 5 (3.13%) XML
3 3 (1.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) jQuery
4 1 (0.63%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) CSS3
4 1 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.13%) Open Source
3 5 (3.13%) Replication
3 5 (3.13%) NHS
4 3 (1.88%) FMCG
4 3 (1.88%) PMI
5 2 (1.25%) User Experience
5 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.25%) Clustering
5 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Wiki
6 1 (0.63%) CCTV
6 1 (0.63%) DTV
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.50%) Windows
2 8 (5.00%) Linux
3 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) UNIX
6 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Android
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.75%) ITIL
2 30 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 28 (17.50%) Project Management
4 25 (15.63%) Service Management
5 17 (10.63%) Incident Management
6 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 15 (9.38%) Problem Management
7 15 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (8.13%) Performance Management
8 13 (8.13%) Resource Management
9 11 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (6.88%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.88%) Coaching
10 10 (6.25%) Capacity Management
10 10 (6.25%) People Management
10 10 (6.25%) Change Management
10 10 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.63%) Operations Management
11 9 (5.63%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.50%) SQL
2 5 (3.13%) Java
3 4 (2.50%) C
4 3 (1.88%) Scala
4 3 (1.88%) PHP
4 3 (1.88%) VB
5 2 (1.25%) VBScript
5 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) C++
6 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.88%) Degree
5 3 (1.88%) CCNP
6 2 (1.25%) CCNA
6 2 (1.25%) CISSP
6 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) CISA
7 1 (0.63%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.63%) MCSE
7 1 (0.63%) PMP
7 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.13%) vSphere
4 4 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.50%) SCOM
2 5 (3.13%) WMI
3 3 (1.88%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.88%) MOM
3 3 (1.88%) Puppet
3 3 (1.88%) SCSM
3 3 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.25%) Netcool
4 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.25%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (17.50%) VMware
2 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.88%) Cisco
3 11 (6.88%) Citrix
4 8 (5.00%) HP
4 8 (5.00%) Oracle
5 5 (3.13%) NetApp
6 4 (2.50%) SAP
7 3 (1.88%) IBM
7 3 (1.88%) Adobe
8 2 (1.25%) WSO2
8 2 (1.25%) Dell
8 2 (1.25%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.25%) Symantec
8 2 (1.25%) Apple
8 2 (1.25%) BMC
8 2 (1.25%) NetScout
8 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.63%) Postini
9 1 (0.63%) LANDesk
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