The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Operations Manager
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 556 545
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 56 76 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 42
Median daily rate £550 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £711 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £520 £475
% change year-on-year -13.46% +9.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £46.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.21

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Operations Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operations Manager in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
London +18 34 £550 +17.33% 7
South East +27 9 £475 +2.42% 3
West Midlands +27 3 £425 +5.59% 1
South West +2 3 £475 -2.56%
Yorkshire +20 2 - - 1
North West +10 2 £475 -32.14% 2
East of England -5 2 £450 +2.27% 1
East Midlands -7 1 £300 +9.09%
Operations Manager
UK

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 50 (40.65%) ITIL
2 26 (21.14%) Finance
3 24 (19.51%) Incident Management
4 21 (17.07%) Service Management
5 18 (14.63%) Service Delivery
6 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
7 16 (13.01%) Change Management
8 15 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (12.20%) Windows
8 15 (12.20%) Degree
9 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
9 14 (11.38%) Process Improvement
9 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
9 14 (11.38%) Project Management
9 14 (11.38%) Banking
10 13 (10.57%) Retail
10 13 (10.57%) SLA
11 12 (9.76%) Telecoms
11 12 (9.76%) ITIL V3
12 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
12 11 (8.94%) Security Operations
13 10 (8.13%) Remedy
14 9 (7.32%) ITSM
14 9 (7.32%) Analytics
15 8 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
15 8 (6.50%) People Management
15 8 (6.50%) SCOM
15 8 (6.50%) Operations Management
15 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
15 8 (6.50%) Security Operations Centre

Operations Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) Apache
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) Office 365
3 3 (2.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) MPLS
2 5 (4.07%) Internet
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.63%) DMVPN
3 2 (1.63%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.81%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) MVNO
4 1 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.81%) SMS
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (21.14%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Banking
3 13 (10.57%) Retail
4 12 (9.76%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.69%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.88%) Marketing
7 4 (3.25%) Advertising
7 4 (3.25%) Legal
8 3 (2.44%) Back Office
8 3 (2.44%) Local Government
8 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.63%) Electronics
9 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.81%) Billing
10 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.81%) Law
10 1 (0.81%) Publishing
10 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) XML
2 1 (0.81%) COM
2 1 (0.81%) Express
2 1 (0.81%) LAMP
2 1 (0.81%) Mason
2 1 (0.81%) RSS
2 1 (0.81%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
1 8 (6.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) CMDB
3 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.81%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.63%) Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.81%) Unix
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.65%) ITIL
2 24 (19.51%) Incident Management
3 21 (17.07%) Service Management
4 18 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
6 16 (13.01%) Change Management
7 15 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (11.38%) Process Improvement
8 14 (11.38%) Project Management
9 12 (9.76%) ITIL V3
10 11 (8.94%) Security Operations
11 9 (7.32%) Analytics
11 9 (7.32%) ITSM
12 8 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (6.50%) Operations Management
12 8 (6.50%) People Management
13 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.69%) IT Strategy
13 7 (5.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.88%) SQL
2 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.44%) C
4 1 (0.81%) PHP
4 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Degree
2 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.69%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.88%) CISSP
6 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.63%) CLAS
7 2 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.63%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.63%) MCITP
7 2 (1.63%) MCSE
7 2 (1.63%) MCTS
8 1 (0.81%) CCENT
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) CIPD
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.81%) PMP
8 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) SLA
2 6 (4.88%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) SCOM
2 2 (1.63%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.81%) Nessus
3 1 (0.81%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Remedy
3 6 (4.88%) VMware
4 5 (4.07%) BMC
4 5 (4.07%) HP
5 3 (2.44%) Cisco
5 3 (2.44%) SAP
6 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.63%) F5
6 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.63%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.81%) Huawei
7 1 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle
7 1 (0.81%) Tableau
7 1 (0.81%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.81%) Workday