Period
to 28 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 513 394 479
Rank change year-on-year -119 +85 +104
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 70 17 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 22
10th Percentile £317 £234 £300
25th Percentile £480 £333 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% -0.99%
75th Percentile £588 £550 £575
90th Percentile £606 £611 £625
England median daily rate £563 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
10th Percentile £34.86 £25.76 -
25th Percentile £40.04 £29.34 -
Median hourly rate £51.50 £35.88 -
Median % change year-on-year +43.55% - -
75th Percentile £55.44 £42.09 -
90th Percentile £59.00 £45.49 -
England median hourly rate £51.50 £25.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year +106.00% -53.49% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,036 16,550 28,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 91.95% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,535 12,061 20,464
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £670 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 135 366
10th Percentile £14.83 £18.20 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.94 £22.52 £16.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +54.76% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.81 £51.25 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.00 £63.90 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +0.17%

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Operations Manager in London.

Daily rate trend for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Operations Manager in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Operations Manager in London.

Hourly rate trend for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Operations Manager in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West London -17 7 £320 - 4
Central London -51 6 £544 +42.62% 6
Operations Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, Operations Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Service Management
3 14 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (17.14%) ITSM
4 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.14%) Project Management
4 12 (17.14%) Social Skills
5 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
5 11 (15.71%) Windows
5 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (15.71%) Problem Management
5 11 (15.71%) Azure
5 11 (15.71%) Incident Management
5 11 (15.71%) Banking
6 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.86%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (11.43%) DevOps
7 8 (11.43%) Security Operations
8 7 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (10.00%) Change Management
8 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.00%) Analytics
8 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (8.57%) Operations Management
9 6 (8.57%) TDD
9 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering

Operations Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (1.43%) SAS
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Azure
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Monitor
3 4 (5.71%) Power Platform
3 4 (5.71%) Veeva
4 3 (4.29%) SaaS
5 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.86%) PaaS
6 1 (1.43%) AWS
6 1 (1.43%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.43%) Google Workspace
6 1 (1.43%) IaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) VoIP
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Power BI
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Social Skills
3 11 (15.71%) Banking
4 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (5.71%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (5.71%) Public Sector
7 3 (4.29%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.43%) Games
9 1 (1.43%) Marketing
9 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.86%) CMDB
3 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Linux
5 2 (2.86%) Unix
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.43%) HPUX
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 16 (22.86%) Service Management
3 14 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (17.14%) ITSM
4 12 (17.14%) Project Management
5 11 (15.71%) Incident Management
5 11 (15.71%) Problem Management
5 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.43%) DevOps
7 8 (11.43%) Security Operations
8 7 (10.00%) Analytics
8 7 (10.00%) Change Management
8 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity
9 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.57%) Operations Management
9 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) C
1 1 (1.43%) C++
1 1 (1.43%) Python
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) CISA
1 4 (5.71%) CISM
1 4 (5.71%) CISSP
2 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) GRC
3 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
3 3 (4.29%) Citrix
3 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) Darktrace
5 1 (1.43%) Dell
5 1 (1.43%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) NetApp
5 1 (1.43%) Okta
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Xactly