Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 730 715
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 143 161 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 92 110
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £312
90th Percentile £675 £599 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £450
% change year-on-year +8.56% -7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
UK median hourly rate - £25.75 £40.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.75 £46.21
% change year-on-year - -44.28% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England -12 125 £525 +5.53% 24
UK excluding London +25 71 £450 +8.56% 15
London -21 68 £550 +10.00% 12
South East +7 31 £488 +30.00%
Scotland +9 13 £355 -9.15% 1
Midlands +19 10 £438 -20.45% 2
West Midlands +25 8 £444 -19.32% 1
North of England +48 7 £419 +11.67% 6
East of England -18 6 £575 +15.00% 2
North East +56 3 £492 +31.20% 2
South West -8 3 £400 -15.79% 2
Yorkshire +21 2 £388 -22.50% 1
North West +15 2 £400 +18.52% 3
East Midlands - 2 £438 - 1
Wales +13 1 £300 -29.41%

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 45 (31.47%) ITIL
2 34 (23.78%) Finance
3 28 (19.58%) Project Management
4 26 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (16.78%) Service Management
6 21 (14.69%) Service Delivery
6 21 (14.69%) Windows
7 16 (11.19%) Banking
8 15 (10.49%) People Management
9 14 (9.79%) Change Management
9 14 (9.79%) Release Management
10 13 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 13 (9.09%) Programme Management
10 13 (9.09%) SLA
10 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (8.39%) Security Operations
11 12 (8.39%) Telecoms
12 11 (7.69%) ITSM
12 11 (7.69%) Retail
12 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 11 (7.69%) PRINCE2
12 11 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (7.69%) Operations Management
12 11 (7.69%) Data Centre
12 11 (7.69%) Process Improvement
13 10 (6.99%) Mentoring
13 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
13 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
13 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (6.99%) VMware

Operations Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (2.10%) Confluence
1 3 (2.10%) WordPress
2 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.40%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.40%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) Akamai
2 3 (2.10%) GitHub
2 3 (2.10%) Office 365
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) Taleo
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
2 6 (4.20%) WAN
3 5 (3.50%) LAN
3 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.10%) Internet
4 3 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.40%) SAN
5 2 (1.40%) Skype
5 2 (1.40%) SMS
5 2 (1.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.70%) DHCP
6 1 (0.70%) DNS
6 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.70%) Network Security
6 1 (0.70%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) Big Data
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) JIRA
General
1 34 (23.78%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Banking
3 12 (8.39%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.69%) Retail
5 7 (4.90%) Advertising
6 6 (4.20%) Legal
6 6 (4.20%) Marketing
7 3 (2.10%) German Language
7 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.40%) Back Office
8 2 (1.40%) Electronics
8 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.70%) French Language
9 1 (0.70%) Front Office
9 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.70%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) Web Services
1 5 (3.50%) XML
2 2 (1.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.90%) User Experience
4 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.50%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.10%) Derivative
7 3 (2.10%) PMI
7 3 (2.10%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.40%) FMCG
8 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.40%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.70%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.69%) Windows
2 5 (3.50%) Linux
3 4 (2.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.47%) ITIL
2 28 (19.58%) Project Management
3 26 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (16.78%) Service Management
5 21 (14.69%) Service Delivery
6 15 (10.49%) People Management
7 14 (9.79%) Change Management
7 14 (9.79%) Release Management
8 13 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 13 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 12 (8.39%) Security Operations
10 11 (7.69%) ITSM
10 11 (7.69%) Operations Management
10 11 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 11 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 10 (6.99%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.29%) Process Management
13 8 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (5.59%) ITIL V3
13 8 (5.59%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.59%) SQL
2 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.40%) C
4 1 (0.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
1 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.59%) Degree
3 5 (3.50%) MCITP
3 5 (3.50%) MCTS
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.80%) CCENT
4 4 (2.80%) CCNA
4 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.80%) PMP
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.70%) CISM
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) GCFA
6 1 (0.70%) GCIH
6 1 (0.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) SLA
2 6 (4.20%) QA
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.10%) RMADS
4 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.70%) GDPR
5 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.10%) Docker
2 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.10%) vSphere
3 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) SCOM
2 5 (3.50%) SCCM
3 3 (2.10%) Nessus
3 3 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) VMware
3 6 (4.20%) Cisco
4 5 (3.50%) Citrix
5 3 (2.10%) AlienVault
5 3 (2.10%) Remedy
5 3 (2.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.40%) HP
6 2 (1.40%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.40%) Splunk
6 2 (1.40%) Workday
7 1 (0.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.70%) EMC
7 1 (0.70%) F5
7 1 (0.70%) Google
7 1 (0.70%) Huawei
7 1 (0.70%) Intel
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle
7 1 (0.70%) Tripwire