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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Manager
UK
Rank 516 551 535
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 78 78 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 51
Median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £444
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.33 - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.33 - -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +42 75 £525 +7.69% 36
London +13 27 £500 -6.97% 19
North West +30 16 £600 +20.00% 3
South East +22 14 £463 +8.82% 4
Manchester +20 14 £600 +20.00% 3
East of England +8 7 £550 - 2
West Midlands -1 5 £500 -13.04% 6
Berkshire +19 4 £300 +21.08%
West Sussex -8 4 £463 -11.05%
Salford - 4 £670 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £675 - 1
Dunstable - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £700 - 1
West Yorkshire +18 2 - -
Yorkshire +18 2 - -
South West +7 2 £425 - 2
Oxford +2 2 £550 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire -1 2 £550 +10.00% 2
City of London -1 2 £450 -5.26% 4
Shropshire - 2 £454 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £388 -
Fareham - 2 £725 - 1
Telford - 2 £454 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Slough +10 1 £300 -
Bristol +7 1 £425 +88.88% 2
Reading +6 1 - -
Milton Keynes +2 1 £450 +5.88% 1

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 50 (31.06%) Service Delivery
2 49 (30.43%) ITIL
3 34 (21.12%) Service Management
4 32 (19.88%) Finance
5 31 (19.25%) Security Operations
6 28 (17.39%) SLA
7 23 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
8 22 (13.66%) Risk Management
9 21 (13.04%) Degree
9 21 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (11.80%) VMware
11 18 (11.18%) Project Management
11 18 (11.18%) Cisco
11 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
12 17 (10.56%) SC Cleared
13 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
13 15 (9.32%) CISSP
13 15 (9.32%) Windows
13 15 (9.32%) Telecoms
13 15 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
14 14 (8.70%) CRM
15 13 (8.07%) Incident Management
15 13 (8.07%) Problem Management
15 13 (8.07%) Firewall
15 13 (8.07%) People Management
16 12 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (7.45%) ITIL V3
16 12 (7.45%) SIEM

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 8 (4.97%) IIS
1 8 (4.97%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.48%) CMS
4 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.62%) Apache
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Eloqua
1 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.86%) SaaS
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) Firewall
2 8 (4.97%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (4.35%) MPLS
3 7 (4.35%) WAN
4 6 (3.73%) LAN
4 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.48%) DNS
5 4 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.86%) 3G
6 3 (1.86%) VoIP
7 2 (1.24%) 2G
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.24%) DMVPN
7 2 (1.24%) LTE
7 2 (1.24%) SAN
8 1 (0.62%) 4G
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.62%) FWSM
8 1 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) Big Data
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.62%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (2.48%) Hudson
1 4 (2.48%) MSBuild
1 4 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (19.88%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.21%) Banking
3 10 (6.21%) Retail
4 8 (4.97%) Marketing
5 6 (3.73%) Advertising
5 6 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Automotive
6 3 (1.86%) Games
6 3 (1.86%) Local Government
7 2 (1.24%) Billing
7 2 (1.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) .NET
2 1 (0.62%) COM
2 1 (0.62%) LAMP
2 1 (0.62%) Mason
2 1 (0.62%) RSS
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
2 1 (0.62%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.45%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.73%) CMDB
6 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.48%) NHS
6 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.32%) Windows
2 7 (4.35%) Unix
3 6 (3.73%) Linux
3 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.62%) AIX
6 1 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.06%) Service Delivery
2 49 (30.43%) ITIL
3 34 (21.12%) Service Management
4 31 (19.25%) Security Operations
5 22 (13.66%) Risk Management
6 21 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (11.18%) Project Management
9 15 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (8.70%) CRM
11 13 (8.07%) Incident Management
11 13 (8.07%) People Management
11 13 (8.07%) Problem Management
12 12 (7.45%) Change Management
12 12 (7.45%) ITIL V3
12 12 (7.45%) SIEM
12 12 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (5.59%) ITSM
13 9 (5.59%) Process Improvement
14 8 (4.97%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.21%) SQL
2 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.24%) C
3 2 (1.24%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) PHP
4 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (13.04%) Degree
2 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.56%) SC Cleared
4 15 (9.32%) CISSP
5 4 (2.48%) CCNA
5 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.48%) CISM
6 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.24%) CCENT
6 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) CCSP
7 1 (0.62%) IISP
7 1 (0.62%) ISACA
7 1 (0.62%) MCITP
7 1 (0.62%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.39%) SLA
2 7 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.73%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.24%) RMADS
5 1 (0.62%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (6.21%) Active Directory
1 10 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.11%) vSphere
3 3 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) Nessus
1 5 (3.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (2.48%) Ansible
2 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.48%) Puppet
3 3 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.86%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (1.24%) SCOM
5 1 (0.62%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.62%) MOM
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (11.80%) VMware
2 18 (11.18%) Cisco
3 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.35%) Citrix
4 7 (4.35%) SAP
5 6 (3.73%) Avaya
5 6 (3.73%) HP
6 5 (3.11%) AlienVault
6 5 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.48%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.86%) Epicor
8 3 (1.86%) F5
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle
9 2 (1.24%) BMC
9 2 (1.24%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.24%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.24%) Remedy
9 2 (1.24%) Teradata
10 1 (0.62%) Veeam
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