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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 526 549 481
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -68
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 76 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 43
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£475 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £278 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £318 £375
% change year-on-year
+41.73% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.11 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.72 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- +27.01%

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
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 £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +21 72 £475 -2.56% 49
London 0 26 £500 -4.76% 25
South East +2 19 £413 +23.13% 7
City of London +15 7 £575 +21.05% 5
East of England +13 7 £450 +63.63% 2
Berkshire -3 6 £438 +45.83% 1
South West +9 5 £450 - 6
Hampshire -9 5 £394 +6.41% 1
North West -15 5 £479 - 2
Manchester -8 4 £575 - 1
Reading 0 3 £288 -23.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
East Midlands 0 2 £431 - 1
Yorkshire -16 2 £588 - 6
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £588 - 3
Surrey - 2 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 £588 - 3
Bristol - 2 - - 2
Cambridge - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £375 - 1
Wiltshire +3 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 - 4
Shropshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £338 -
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 48 (29.09%) ITIL
2 31 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.79%) Project Management
2 31 (18.79%) Security Cleared
3 29 (17.58%) Service Delivery
4 28 (16.97%) Service Management
4 28 (16.97%) Finance
5 23 (13.94%) SC Cleared
6 22 (13.33%) Windows
7 18 (10.91%) SCOM
7 18 (10.91%) MS Excel
7 18 (10.91%) SLA
8 17 (10.30%) SQL
9 16 (9.70%) VMware
9 16 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (9.09%) Resource Management
10 15 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 15 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 15 (9.09%) Telecoms
11 14 (8.48%) Risk Management
11 14 (8.48%) Firewall
11 14 (8.48%) DNS
11 14 (8.48%) Performance Management
12 13 (7.88%) Coaching
12 13 (7.88%) Management Information System
13 12 (7.27%) DHCP
13 12 (7.27%) Operations Management
14 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (6.67%) Oracle
14 11 (6.67%) MS Office

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (4.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) Lync
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.67%) MS Office
3 4 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.48%) DNS
1 14 (8.48%) Firewall
2 12 (7.27%) DHCP
3 7 (4.24%) LAN
3 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.24%) SAN
3 7 (4.24%) WAN
4 6 (3.64%) MPLS
5 5 (3.03%) LTE
5 5 (3.03%) NAS
5 5 (3.03%) VPN
5 5 (3.03%) GSM
5 5 (3.03%) HTTP
5 5 (3.03%) UMTS
6 4 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.21%) 2G
7 2 (1.21%) 4G
7 2 (1.21%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.21%) VoIP
7 2 (1.21%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 28 (16.97%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.45%) Banking
4 8 (4.85%) Legal
5 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.42%) Marketing
7 3 (1.82%) Local Government
7 3 (1.82%) Retail
8 2 (1.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.03%) XML
2 4 (2.42%) Middleware
3 3 (1.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) jQuery
4 1 (0.61%) HTML5
4 1 (0.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.24%) Replication
4 4 (2.42%) NHS
5 3 (1.82%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.82%) Clustering
5 3 (1.82%) Open Source
6 2 (1.21%) User Experience
6 2 (1.21%) PMI
6 2 (1.21%) CCTV
6 2 (1.21%) CMDB
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
7 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (3.64%) Linux
3 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.82%) UNIX
5 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.09%) ITIL
2 31 (18.79%) Project Management
3 29 (17.58%) Service Delivery
4 28 (16.97%) Service Management
5 16 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 15 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 15 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 14 (8.48%) Risk Management
7 14 (8.48%) Performance Management
8 13 (7.88%) Coaching
9 12 (7.27%) Operations Management
10 11 (6.67%) Change Management
10 11 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (5.45%) Supplier Management
11 9 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.85%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (4.85%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) SQL
2 5 (3.03%) C
2 5 (3.03%) Java
3 3 (1.82%) VBScript
3 3 (1.82%) VB
3 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.82%) Scala
3 3 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.42%) Degree
5 3 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.82%) CCNP
5 3 (1.82%) CCNA
6 2 (1.21%) MCSE
6 2 (1.21%) CISSP
6 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.21%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) CISA
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) MCTS
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.91%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.82%) FATCA
3 3 (1.82%) EMIR
3 3 (1.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) SCOM
2 7 (4.24%) WMI
3 4 (2.42%) SCCM
3 4 (2.42%) SCSM
3 4 (2.42%) MOM
4 2 (1.21%) Netcool
4 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.21%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.70%) VMware
3 11 (6.67%) Oracle
4 8 (4.85%) Cisco
4 8 (4.85%) HP
4 8 (4.85%) Citrix
5 6 (3.64%) NetApp
6 5 (3.03%) IBM
7 3 (1.82%) SAP
8 2 (1.21%) NetScout
8 2 (1.21%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.21%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.21%) Adobe
8 2 (1.21%) BMC
8 2 (1.21%) Symantec
9 1 (0.61%) McAfee
9 1 (0.61%) CommVault
9 1 (0.61%) Lotus
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.61%) Apple
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