Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 712 694
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 124 152 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 88 100
England median daily rate £525 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £312
90th Percentile £675 £591 £576
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
England median hourly rate - £25.75 £40.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.58% -
UK median hourly rate - £25.75 £40.61
% change year-on-year - -36.58% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Operations Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 68 £550 +10.00% 7
South East +9 30 £488 +30.00% 1
Midlands +22 10 £438 -20.45%
West Midlands +20 8 £444 -19.32%
North of England +45 7 £419 +11.67% 7
East of England -13 6 £575 +32.95% 1
North East +63 3 £492 +31.20% 2
South West +4 3 £400 -15.79% 2
Yorkshire +22 2 £388 -22.50% 2
North West +17 2 £400 +18.52% 3
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
Operations Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 36 (29.03%) ITIL
2 31 (25.00%) Finance
3 19 (15.32%) Windows
4 18 (14.52%) Project Management
4 18 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (13.71%) Banking
6 15 (12.10%) Service Management
6 15 (12.10%) Change Management
7 14 (11.29%) Incident Management
8 13 (10.48%) SLA
9 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
9 12 (9.68%) Retail
9 12 (9.68%) Process Improvement
9 12 (9.68%) Security Operations
10 11 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (8.87%) Operations Management
10 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
10 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (8.06%) VMware
11 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared
11 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.06%) Data Centre
11 10 (8.06%) People Management
12 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (7.26%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.45%) ITIL V3
13 8 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (5.65%) Analytics
14 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.65%) Degree

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 (2.42%) Confluence
1 3 (2.42%) WordPress
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.61%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.61%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.42%) Akamai
2 3 (2.42%) GitHub
2 3 (2.42%) Office 365
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.61%) Taleo
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Firewall
2 6 (4.84%) WAN
3 5 (4.03%) LAN
3 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.23%) Internet
5 3 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.61%) SAN
6 2 (1.61%) Skype
6 2 (1.61%) SMS
6 2 (1.61%) Wireless
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.81%) DHCP
7 1 (0.81%) DNS
7 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.81%) Network Security
7 1 (0.81%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) Big Data
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 31 (25.00%) Finance
2 17 (13.71%) Banking
3 12 (9.68%) Retail
3 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.65%) Advertising
5 6 (4.84%) Legal
5 6 (4.84%) Marketing
6 4 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Back Office
7 2 (1.61%) Electronics
7 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.81%) German Language
8 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.23%) User Experience
4 4 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.42%) PMI
5 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.61%) Derivative
6 2 (1.61%) FMCG
6 2 (1.61%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.81%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Windows
2 5 (4.03%) Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.03%) ITIL
2 18 (14.52%) Project Management
2 18 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (12.10%) Change Management
3 15 (12.10%) Service Management
4 14 (11.29%) Incident Management
5 12 (9.68%) Process Improvement
5 12 (9.68%) Security Operations
6 11 (8.87%) Operations Management
6 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
7 10 (8.06%) People Management
8 8 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.45%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.65%) Analytics
9 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.84%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.84%) Information Security
10 6 (4.84%) Migration
10 6 (4.84%) Release Management
11 5 (4.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.65%) SQL
2 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.61%) C
4 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared
2 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) Degree
4 4 (3.23%) CCENT
4 4 (3.23%) CCNA
4 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.23%) MCITP
4 4 (3.23%) MCTS
4 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.23%) PMP
5 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CISM
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) GCFA
6 1 (0.81%) GCIH
6 1 (0.81%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.42%) RMADS
3 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) GDPR
4 1 (0.81%) PMO
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) Docker
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) SCOM
2 5 (4.03%) SCCM
3 3 (2.42%) Nessus
3 3 (2.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (8.06%) VMware
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.84%) Cisco
4 5 (4.03%) Citrix
5 3 (2.42%) AlienVault
5 3 (2.42%) Remedy
5 3 (2.42%) SAP
6 2 (1.61%) HP
6 2 (1.61%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.61%) Splunk
6 2 (1.61%) Workday
7 1 (0.81%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.81%) EMC
7 1 (0.81%) F5
7 1 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) Huawei
7 1 (0.81%) Intel
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle
7 1 (0.81%) Tripwire