The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Operations Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Manager
Rank 538 555 550
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 76 94 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 55
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £273 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £551 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 - -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Operations Manager in the job title.

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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 71 £500 +11.11% 38
London +1 28 £525 +16.66% 9
South East +22 20 £450 +12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +25 7 £450 -
West Midlands -20 6 £550 +10.00% 3
Hampshire +23 5 £525 +31.25% 2
East of England +5 5 £500 - 3
Berkshire +6 4 £375 +51.36% 3
Croydon - 4 £528 -
Yorkshire +21 3 £500 +53.84% 1
Reading 0 3 £375 +57.89%
North West -11 3 £331 -26.38% 8
North East -30 3 £468 +46.09% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire +18 2 - - 1
Surrey +18 2 £463 - 1
Leeds +17 2 - - 1
South West +8 2 £363 -19.44% 3
Scotland +6 2 - - 1
Manchester 0 2 £325 - 7
Birmingham -6 2 £550 +29.41% 1
Tyne and Wear -35 2 £468 +46.09% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 2 £468 +46.09% 1
Kent - 2 £525 -
Fareham - 2 £725 -
Hook - 2 £350 -
Norfolk - 2 £365 -
Cambridge +9 1 £500 - 1
Canary Wharf +2 1 £325 +18.18%
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £500 - 1

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Operations Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 55 (34.16%) ITIL
2 51 (31.68%) Service Delivery
3 40 (24.84%) Finance
4 31 (19.25%) Service Management
5 28 (17.39%) SLA
6 27 (16.77%) Project Management
7 24 (14.91%) VMware
8 20 (12.42%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.42%) Windows
9 19 (11.80%) Cisco
10 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
11 17 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (10.56%) SC Cleared
12 16 (9.94%) MS Excel
12 16 (9.94%) Telecoms
12 16 (9.94%) Security Operations
13 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (8.70%) SQL
14 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
15 13 (8.07%) Active Directory
15 13 (8.07%) Firewall
15 13 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (8.07%) Degree
16 12 (7.45%) WAN
16 12 (7.45%) SharePoint
17 11 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (6.83%) Problem Management

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.21%) IIS
2 10 (6.21%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.86%) CMS
4 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Eloqua
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.48%) IaaS
3 3 (1.86%) Office 365
3 3 (1.86%) PaaS
3 3 (1.86%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) Firewall
2 12 (7.45%) WAN
3 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.97%) LAN
5 7 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.11%) DNS
6 5 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.48%) DOCSIS
7 4 (2.48%) GPON
7 4 (2.48%) VDSL
8 3 (1.86%) 3G
8 3 (1.86%) MPLS
9 2 (1.24%) 2G
9 2 (1.24%) Internet
9 2 (1.24%) LTE
9 2 (1.24%) SAN
10 1 (0.62%) 4G
10 1 (0.62%) FWSM
10 1 (0.62%) Network Security
10 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) Big Data
2 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.24%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (2.48%) Hudson
1 4 (2.48%) JIRA
1 4 (2.48%) MSBuild
1 4 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (24.84%) Finance
2 16 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.59%) Banking
4 8 (4.97%) Retail
5 7 (4.35%) Advertising
6 6 (3.73%) Marketing
7 3 (1.86%) Automotive
7 3 (1.86%) Billing
7 3 (1.86%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.86%) Games
8 2 (1.24%) Back Office
8 2 (1.24%) Legal
8 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) German Language
9 1 (0.62%) Local Government
9 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) .NET
2 3 (1.86%) Middleware
3 1 (0.62%) JSON
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
3 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.97%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.73%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.73%) User Experience
5 4 (2.48%) NHS
5 4 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.24%) Clustering
6 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.24%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.24%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.62%) Informatics
7 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.42%) Windows
2 8 (4.97%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.35%) Linux
4 6 (3.73%) Unix
5 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.24%) AIX
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.62%) Android
8 1 (0.62%) HPUX
8 1 (0.62%) Solaris
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.16%) ITIL
2 51 (31.68%) Service Delivery
3 31 (19.25%) Service Management
4 27 (16.77%) Project Management
5 17 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (9.94%) Security Operations
7 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.83%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (5.59%) Change Management
11 9 (5.59%) Trend Analysis
12 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.97%) CRM
12 8 (4.97%) Migration
12 8 (4.97%) SIEM
13 7 (4.35%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.35%) ITIL V3
13 7 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.70%) SQL
2 6 (3.73%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.11%) C
4 2 (1.24%) Perl
4 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.62%) Java
5 1 (0.62%) PHP
5 1 (0.62%) Python
5 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.62%) VB
5 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.07%) Degree
4 11 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.11%) CCNA
5 5 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.86%) CCENT
7 3 (1.86%) CISM
7 3 (1.86%) CISSP
7 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.86%) PMP
8 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.62%) MBA
9 1 (0.62%) MCITP
9 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.39%) SLA
2 7 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.86%) RMADS
5 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.62%) QA
6 1 (0.62%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (8.07%) Active Directory
1 13 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.73%) vSphere
3 3 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) Nessus
1 6 (3.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (3.11%) SCOM
3 4 (2.48%) Ansible
3 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.48%) Puppet
4 3 (1.86%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.24%) WSUS
6 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) MOM
6 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.62%) SCCM
6 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (14.91%) VMware
2 20 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.80%) Cisco
4 9 (5.59%) HP
5 7 (4.35%) Citrix
6 6 (3.73%) AlienVault
6 6 (3.73%) Avaya
7 4 (2.48%) Oracle
8 3 (1.86%) Epicor
8 3 (1.86%) Remedy
8 3 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.86%) SAP
8 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.86%) Tableau
9 2 (1.24%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.24%) Greenplum
9 2 (1.24%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.24%) Symantec
9 2 (1.24%) Teradata
9 2 (1.24%) Veeam
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