The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Operations Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Manager
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.35% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £531 £550 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +77.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £650 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2250 2273 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.10% 94.51% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1238 1117
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.95 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Operations Manager in the job title.

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Manager across the West Midlands region.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Manager across the West Midlands region.

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Shropshire - 2 £454 - 1
Coventry -20 1 £625 +13.63%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Service Delivery
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (44.44%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) SLA
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 2 (11.11%) Network Management
7 2 (11.11%) People Management
7 2 (11.11%) DMVPN
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (11.11%) DMVPN
1 2 (11.11%) MPLS
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Service Delivery
2 8 (44.44%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Coaching
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) People Management
4 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) BMC