The median contractor rate for a Operations Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Manager
England / South East
Rank 232 235 250
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 13 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 8
Median daily rate £388 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £600 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +7.75% +2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.33 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.30% -  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in the South East

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Manager in the South East

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Manager in the South East

Operations Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Manager in the South East

Operations Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
West Sussex +6 4 £463 -11.05%
Hampshire - 4 £329 -
Berkshire +16 3 £300 -20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -12 1 £550 +15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 13 (41.94%) Service Management
3 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
4 10 (32.26%) SLA
5 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
6 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
7 6 (19.35%) CRM
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.90%) Analytics
9 4 (12.90%) Contract Management
9 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.90%) Business Development
9 4 (12.90%) CMDB
9 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
10 3 (9.68%) ITSM
10 3 (9.68%) Automotive
10 3 (9.68%) CMS
10 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (9.68%) 3G
10 3 (9.68%) MPLS
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.68%) HP
10 3 (9.68%) Avaya
10 3 (9.68%) MS Office
10 3 (9.68%) Degree
10 3 (9.68%) Strategic Planning

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.68%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) 3G
1 3 (9.68%) MPLS
2 2 (6.45%) 2G
2 2 (6.45%) LTE
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
General
1 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Automotive
4 2 (6.45%) Advertising
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) COM
1 1 (3.23%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) CMDB
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 13 (41.94%) Service Management
3 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
5 6 (19.35%) CRM
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) Business Development
7 4 (12.90%) Contract Management
7 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.68%) IT Strategy
8 3 (9.68%) ITSM
8 3 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (9.68%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
9 2 (6.45%) Migration
9 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Avaya
1 3 (9.68%) HP
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.23%) BMC
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec
3 1 (3.23%) Teradata
3 1 (3.23%) VMware