The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 265 245
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 9 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Median daily rate £475 £464 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +12.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £520 £475
% change year-on-year -13.46% +9.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 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
Hampshire - 4 £475 - 2
Oxfordshire -2 3 £475 +33.80% 1
Berkshire +17 2 £200 -48.38% 1
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) SLA
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL V3
4 7 (31.82%) Service Management
4 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) CMDB
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Change Management
7 3 (13.64%) MPLS
7 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.64%) ITSM
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Release Management
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) PMO
8 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.09%) Remedy
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.09%) CRM
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.09%) Windows

Operations Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) MVNO
General
1 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) COM
1 1 (4.55%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) CMDB
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL V3
3 7 (31.82%) Service Management
4 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.64%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Release Management
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Business Development
8 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.55%) Process Management
8 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CCENT
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) SLA
2 3 (13.64%) PMO
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy
1 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.55%) BMC
2 1 (4.55%) SAP