The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 402 411
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 33 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 15
Median daily rate £550 £469 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -3.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £421 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £690 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £510 £475
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 15005 15229
Median daily rate £500 £465 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 228 364
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Manager in London

Operations Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 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
Bromley +8 6 £583 +5.90%
City of London -4 1 £550 -3.50%
Operations Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 24 (36.36%) ITIL
2 18 (27.27%) Finance
3 16 (24.24%) Incident Management
4 12 (18.18%) Banking
5 11 (16.67%) Change Management
6 10 (15.15%) Project Management
7 9 (13.64%) Service Management
7 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.64%) Retail
7 9 (13.64%) Process Improvement
8 8 (12.12%) Analytics
9 7 (10.61%) Investment Banking
9 7 (10.61%) Operations Management
9 7 (10.61%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (10.61%) Windows
10 6 (9.09%) SQL
10 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.09%) ITSM
11 5 (7.58%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (7.58%) Quantitative Analysis
11 5 (7.58%) SCOM
11 5 (7.58%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (7.58%) Degree
11 5 (7.58%) Internet
11 5 (7.58%) Remedy
12 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
12 4 (6.06%) Risk Management
12 4 (6.06%) Advertising
12 4 (6.06%) VMware

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 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) MPLS
2 1 (1.52%) SMS
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 9 (13.64%) Retail
4 7 (10.61%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.06%) Advertising
6 2 (3.03%) Legal
6 2 (3.03%) Local Government
6 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.52%) Billing
7 1 (1.52%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (1.52%) Express
2 1 (1.52%) LAMP
2 1 (1.52%) RSS
2 1 (1.52%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.52%) CMDB
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.52%) FMCG
4 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) ITIL
2 16 (24.24%) Incident Management
3 11 (16.67%) Change Management
4 10 (15.15%) Project Management
5 9 (13.64%) Process Improvement
5 9 (13.64%) Service Management
6 8 (12.12%) Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) Operations Management
8 6 (9.09%) ITSM
8 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.58%) Quantitative Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (6.06%) Information Security
10 4 (6.06%) People Management
10 4 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.06%) Security Operations
11 3 (4.55%) Client Onboarding
11 3 (4.55%) Contract Management
11 3 (4.55%) KYC
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) CLAS
4 2 (3.03%) MCITP
4 2 (3.03%) MCTS
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCOM
2 2 (3.03%) HP NNM
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.52%) Nessus
3 1 (1.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Remedy
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) BMC
4 3 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Workday