The median contractor rate for a Operations Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 518 536
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 68 96 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 70 46
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £648 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +9.01% +1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.34 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.34% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.33 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +29.30% -  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +12 33 £475 -5.00% 8
South East -1 14 £388 -8.82% 6
North West +35 10 £550 +10.00% 1
East of England +2 4 - - 3
West Midlands +12 3 £488 -11.76%
East Midlands -9 2 £300 -29.41%
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Operations Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 45 (33.58%) ITIL
2 28 (20.90%) Service Management
3 27 (20.15%) Finance
4 26 (19.40%) Service Delivery
5 25 (18.66%) Security Operations
6 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
7 19 (14.18%) Degree
7 19 (14.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (14.18%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
8 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (11.19%) Windows
9 15 (11.19%) SLA
10 14 (10.45%) CISSP
10 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
10 14 (10.45%) Change Management
10 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
11 13 (9.70%) Incident Management
11 13 (9.70%) Project Management
12 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
12 12 (8.96%) CRM
12 12 (8.96%) Management Information System
13 11 (8.21%) VMware
13 11 (8.21%) Retail
13 11 (8.21%) ITIL V3
14 10 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (7.46%) Firewall
15 9 (6.72%) MS Excel
15 9 (6.72%) Problem Management
15 9 (6.72%) Banking

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 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.99%) CMS
3 3 (2.24%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.99%) SaaS
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.49%) IaaS
4 2 (1.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.46%) Firewall
2 7 (5.22%) MPLS
3 5 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.99%) WAN
5 3 (2.24%) 3G
5 3 (2.24%) Internet
5 3 (2.24%) LAN
5 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.49%) 2G
6 2 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.49%) DMVPN
6 2 (1.49%) DNS
6 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.49%) LTE
6 2 (1.49%) VoIP
7 1 (0.75%) 4G
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.75%) FWSM
7 1 (0.75%) MVNO
7 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) Big Data
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.75%) Hudson
1 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (20.15%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.21%) Retail
4 9 (6.72%) Banking
5 6 (4.48%) Advertising
5 6 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.48%) Marketing
6 3 (2.24%) Automotive
6 3 (2.24%) Local Government
7 2 (1.49%) Billing
7 2 (1.49%) Electronics
7 2 (1.49%) Games
7 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) .NET
1 1 (0.75%) COM
1 1 (0.75%) Express
1 1 (0.75%) LAMP
1 1 (0.75%) Mason
1 1 (0.75%) RSS
1 1 (0.75%) Web Services
1 1 (0.75%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.22%) CMDB
5 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.19%) Windows
2 6 (4.48%) Unix
3 4 (2.99%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) AIX
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.58%) ITIL
2 28 (20.90%) Service Management
3 26 (19.40%) Service Delivery
4 25 (18.66%) Security Operations
5 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
6 19 (14.18%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.45%) Change Management
9 13 (9.70%) Incident Management
9 13 (9.70%) Project Management
10 12 (8.96%) CRM
11 11 (8.21%) ITIL V3
12 10 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (6.72%) Problem Management
13 9 (6.72%) SIEM
14 8 (5.97%) Analytics
14 8 (5.97%) ITSM
14 8 (5.97%) People Management
14 8 (5.97%) Process Improvement
15 7 (5.22%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.73%) SQL
2 3 (2.24%) C
3 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Degree
2 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.45%) CISSP
3 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) CISM
5 2 (1.49%) CCNA
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) MCSE
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCSP
6 1 (0.75%) IISP
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) MCITP
6 1 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.19%) SLA
2 9 (6.72%) PMO
3 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (2.24%) SCOM
2 2 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.49%) Nessus
2 2 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.75%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.75%) OpenView
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.21%) VMware
3 7 (5.22%) Cisco
3 7 (5.22%) HP
4 6 (4.48%) Remedy
4 6 (4.48%) SAP
5 5 (3.73%) Avaya
5 5 (3.73%) BMC
6 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.24%) F5
7 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.49%) AlienVault
8 2 (1.49%) Epicor
8 2 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.49%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.49%) Teradata
9 1 (0.75%) Meraki
9 1 (0.75%) Splunk
9 1 (0.75%) Workday