Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 736 796 756
Rank change year-on-year +60 -40 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 104 105 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 65 81
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £348 £323 £315
90th Percentile £614 £620 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £36.47 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.41% -0.57% +48.17%
10th Percentile £36.75 £24.28 £28.48
90th Percentile £55.25 £47.44 £45.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.47 -
% change year-on-year +23.41% - -

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 84,712 96,852 91,118
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.85% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,596 63,397 59,173
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,887 3,140 2,794
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -5.26%

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 22 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Top 12 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 22 August 2019. 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 +59 96 £488 +8.33% 27
UK excluding London +57 54 £475 +11.76% 20
London +64 48 £550 +13.40% 8
South East +16 19 £475 +10.14% 4
North of England +25 13 £400 +6.67% 3
North West +28 7 £475 +58.33% 2
Scotland - 7 £388 - 1
West Midlands +34 6 £556 +34.85% 6
Midlands +30 6 £556 +34.85% 6
Yorkshire +29 6 £388 - 1
South West -19 5 £525 +23.53% 3
East of England +23 4 £450 - 3

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, Operations Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 33 (31.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (27.88%) Finance
3 26 (25.00%) ITIL
4 25 (24.04%) Service Management
5 18 (17.31%) Service Delivery
6 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 12 (11.54%) Change Management
7 11 (10.58%) Telecoms
7 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (10.58%) SLA
7 11 (10.58%) Security Operations
8 10 (9.62%) Windows
8 10 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (9.62%) DevOps
9 9 (8.65%) Process Improvement
9 9 (8.65%) Operations Management
9 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
9 9 (8.65%) Tech Ops
10 8 (7.69%) Retail
10 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (7.69%) Project Management
11 7 (6.73%) CRM
11 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.73%) Analytics
11 7 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (6.73%) Public Sector
12 6 (5.77%) Matrix Organization
12 6 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (5.77%) People Management
12 6 (5.77%) Problem Management

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 2 (1.92%) CMS
1 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.96%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.92%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.92%) Azure
3 2 (1.92%) IaaS
3 2 (1.92%) PaaS
3 2 (1.92%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.96%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.96%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Internet
2 4 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (2.88%) 4G
3 3 (2.88%) Skype
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.92%) Firewall
4 2 (1.92%) Intranet
4 2 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (0.96%) Broadband
5 1 (0.96%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) Network Security
5 1 (0.96%) SSH
5 1 (0.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.92%) Power BI
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (27.88%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (6.73%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.85%) Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Marketing
7 2 (1.92%) Billing
7 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Advertising
8 1 (0.96%) Automotive
8 1 (0.96%) Back Office
8 1 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) Apache Sling
1 1 (0.96%) LDAP
1 1 (0.96%) Middleware
1 1 (0.96%) ODBC
1 1 (0.96%) SAML
1 1 (0.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) Internet of Things
3 2 (1.92%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.96%) BYOD
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (0.96%) Cyberattack
4 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.96%) Digital TV
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.96%) New Media
4 1 (0.96%) PMI
4 1 (0.96%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Linux
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.96%) HPUX
5 1 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (25.00%) ITIL
3 25 (24.04%) Service Management
4 18 (17.31%) Service Delivery
5 12 (11.54%) Change Management
6 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.58%) Security Operations
7 10 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (9.62%) DevOps
8 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
8 9 (8.65%) Operations Management
8 9 (8.65%) Process Improvement
8 9 (8.65%) Tech Ops
9 8 (7.69%) Project Management
10 7 (6.73%) Analytics
10 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.73%) CRM
10 7 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.77%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (5.77%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) C
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) Erlang
2 1 (0.96%) Java
2 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) CISSP
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
1 5 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.85%) CISM
2 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) CEH
4 2 (1.92%) CISA
5 1 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.96%) CRISC
5 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) GCIA
5 1 (0.96%) GCIH
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.96%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) PMO
2 4 (3.85%) QA
3 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.96%) COBIT
5 1 (0.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.96%) NIST
5 1 (0.96%) PSD2
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) CSIRT
1 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle
2 5 (4.81%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.88%) Apple
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco
3 3 (2.88%) Huawei
3 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.88%) Samsung
4 2 (1.92%) BT
4 2 (1.92%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.92%) NEC
4 2 (1.92%) New Relic
4 2 (1.92%) SAP
4 2 (1.92%) Snow
4 2 (1.92%) Splunk
5 1 (0.96%) Adobe
5 1 (0.96%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.96%) HP
5 1 (0.96%) Qualys
5 1 (0.96%) VMware