The median contractor rate for a Operations Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Manager
UK
Rank 540 543 551
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 69 98 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 70 47
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £435 £431
% change year-on-year +7.75% +0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.34 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.34% +13.63%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +10 66 £475 - 26
London +18 33 £475 -5.00% 10
South East +10 13 £388 -8.82% 8
North West +36 10 £550 +10.00% 1
Manchester +20 7 £625 +25.00% 1
West Sussex +5 4 £463 -11.05%
East of England 0 4 - - 3
Hampshire - 4 £329 -
Scotland +24 3 £353 -49.64%
Berkshire +21 3 £300 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +11 3 £488 -11.76%
Dunstable - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh +19 2 £353 -
City of London - 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 £735 -
Shropshire - 2 £454 -
Telford - 2 £454 -
Crawley - 2 £388 -
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 3
Slough +8 1 £300 -
Glasgow 0 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Oxford -10 1 £550 +15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Oxfordshire -15 1 £550 +15.78% 2
Gatwick - 1 £463 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 49 (35.00%) ITIL
2 31 (22.14%) Service Management
3 30 (21.43%) Finance
4 29 (20.71%) Service Delivery
5 25 (17.86%) Security Operations
6 21 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 19 (13.57%) Degree
7 19 (13.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (13.57%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (12.86%) SLA
9 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
11 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
12 14 (10.00%) Incident Management
12 14 (10.00%) Change Management
12 14 (10.00%) Telecoms
12 14 (10.00%) CISSP
12 14 (10.00%) Project Management
12 14 (10.00%) Windows
13 13 (9.29%) CRM
13 13 (9.29%) Management Information System
14 12 (8.57%) VMware
14 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
14 12 (8.57%) ITIL V3
15 11 (7.86%) Retail
15 11 (7.86%) Problem Management
15 11 (7.86%) ITSM
16 10 (7.14%) Firewall
17 9 (6.43%) Banking
17 9 (6.43%) SIEM

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) CMS
2 4 (2.86%) IIS
3 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.86%) SaaS
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) Firewall
2 7 (5.00%) MPLS
3 5 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.86%) WAN
5 3 (2.14%) 3G
5 3 (2.14%) DNS
5 3 (2.14%) Internet
5 3 (2.14%) LAN
5 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.43%) 2G
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.43%) DMVPN
6 2 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.43%) LTE
6 2 (1.43%) VoIP
7 1 (0.71%) 4G
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.71%) FWSM
7 1 (0.71%) MVNO
7 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.14%) Big Data
1 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.71%) Hudson
1 1 (0.71%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (21.43%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.86%) Retail
4 9 (6.43%) Banking
5 7 (5.00%) Advertising
6 6 (4.29%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.29%) Marketing
7 3 (2.14%) Automotive
7 3 (2.14%) Games
7 3 (2.14%) Local Government
8 2 (1.43%) Billing
8 2 (1.43%) Electronics
8 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.71%) Back Office
9 1 (0.71%) Legal
9 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) .NET
1 1 (0.71%) COM
1 1 (0.71%) Express
1 1 (0.71%) LAMP
1 1 (0.71%) Mason
1 1 (0.71%) RSS
1 1 (0.71%) Web Services
1 1 (0.71%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (9.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.29%) CMDB
5 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.43%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Unix
3 4 (2.86%) Linux
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) AIX
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.00%) ITIL
2 31 (22.14%) Service Management
3 29 (20.71%) Service Delivery
4 25 (17.86%) Security Operations
5 21 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 19 (13.57%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.00%) Change Management
8 14 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 14 (10.00%) Project Management
9 13 (9.29%) CRM
10 12 (8.57%) ITIL V3
11 11 (7.86%) ITSM
11 11 (7.86%) Problem Management
12 9 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.43%) People Management
12 9 (6.43%) SIEM
13 8 (5.71%) Analytics
13 8 (5.71%) Operations Management
13 8 (5.71%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.57%) SQL
2 3 (2.14%) C
3 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.43%) Python
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) Degree
2 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.00%) CISSP
5 3 (2.14%) CISM
6 2 (1.43%) CCNA
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.43%) MCSE
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) CCSP
7 1 (0.71%) IISP
7 1 (0.71%) MCITP
7 1 (0.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.86%) SLA
2 9 (6.43%) PMO
3 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (2.14%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.43%) vSphere
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.43%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.43%) Nessus
2 2 (1.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.43%) SCOM
3 1 (0.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.71%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.71%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.71%) OpenView
3 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 12 (8.57%) VMware
2 6 (4.29%) Avaya
2 6 (4.29%) Cisco
2 6 (4.29%) HP
2 6 (4.29%) Remedy
2 6 (4.29%) SAP
3 5 (3.57%) BMC
4 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.14%) Epicor
5 3 (2.14%) F5
5 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.43%) AlienVault
6 2 (1.43%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.43%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.43%) Teradata
7 1 (0.71%) Aruba
7 1 (0.71%) Meraki
7 1 (0.71%) Workday
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