The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 565 551
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 59 80 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 50
Median daily rate £550 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £361 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £711 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £520 £475
% change year-on-year -11.05% +9.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £46.21
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. 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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £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

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 22 June 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 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 22 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
England +23 54 £550 +10.00% 18
London +14 33 £550 +18.91% 7
South East +16 9 £475 +2.42% 5
Bromley +6 6 £583 +5.90%
Hampshire - 4 £475 -
Yorkshire +27 3 - - 2
South West +10 3 £475 -2.56%
Oxfordshire -6 3 £475 +33.80% 2
Oxford - 3 £475 - 2
Scotland - 3 £348 - 2
West Yorkshire +22 2 - - 2
North West +14 2 £475 -32.14% 2
Berkshire +14 2 £200 -48.38% 2
Leeds +12 2 - - 1
Swindon +8 2 £475 -5.00%
Wiltshire +3 2 £475 -2.56%
East of England -5 2 £450 +2.27% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £348 - 1
Reading - 2 £200 - 1
West Midlands +25 1 £400 -0.62% 1
City of London +1 1 £550 -3.50%
Hertfordshire 0 1 - - 1
Cardiff 0 1 £400 -5.88%
South Wales 0 1 £400 -5.88%
Wales -3 1 £400 -5.88%
East Midlands -10 1 £300 +9.09%
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 - -

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 55 (42.97%) ITIL
2 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 26 (20.31%) Service Management
3 24 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 22 (17.19%) Service Delivery
5 19 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (14.06%) Project Management
7 17 (13.28%) Risk Management
8 16 (12.50%) Change Management
8 16 (12.50%) Windows
9 15 (11.72%) Degree
10 14 (10.94%) Security Cleared
10 14 (10.94%) Process Improvement
10 14 (10.94%) SLA
10 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
11 13 (10.16%) ITSM
12 12 (9.38%) Banking
12 12 (9.38%) ITIL V3
13 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
13 11 (8.59%) Retail
13 11 (8.59%) Security Operations
14 10 (7.81%) People Management
14 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
14 10 (7.81%) Remedy
14 10 (7.81%) Release Management
15 9 (7.03%) SCOM
15 9 (7.03%) Operations Management
15 9 (7.03%) Analytics
15 9 (7.03%) Process Management
15 9 (7.03%) Management Information System

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 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) Apache
2 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.34%) Office 365
3 3 (2.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) MPLS
2 5 (3.91%) Internet
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.56%) DMVPN
3 2 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) MVNO
4 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.78%) SMS
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 12 (9.38%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Retail
4 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.47%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.13%) Advertising
6 4 (3.13%) Legal
6 4 (3.13%) Marketing
7 3 (2.34%) Back Office
7 3 (2.34%) Local Government
8 2 (1.56%) Electronics
8 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.78%) Law
9 1 (0.78%) Publishing
9 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) XML
2 1 (0.78%) COM
2 1 (0.78%) Express
2 1 (0.78%) LAMP
2 1 (0.78%) Mason
2 1 (0.78%) RSS
2 1 (0.78%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) CMDB
4 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) PMI
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.97%) ITIL
2 26 (20.31%) Service Management
3 24 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 22 (17.19%) Service Delivery
5 19 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (14.06%) Project Management
7 17 (13.28%) Risk Management
8 16 (12.50%) Change Management
9 14 (10.94%) Process Improvement
10 13 (10.16%) ITSM
11 12 (9.38%) ITIL V3
12 11 (8.59%) Security Operations
13 10 (7.81%) People Management
13 10 (7.81%) Release Management
14 9 (7.03%) Analytics
14 9 (7.03%) Operations Management
14 9 (7.03%) Process Management
15 8 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
16 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (5.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.47%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.34%) C
4 1 (0.78%) PHP
4 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) Degree
2 14 (10.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.69%) CISSP
6 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.34%) MCITP
7 3 (2.34%) MCTS
8 2 (1.56%) CLAS
8 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.56%) MCSE
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.78%) PMP
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.94%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) PMO
3 3 (2.34%) QA
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Firmware
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) SCOM
2 2 (1.56%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.78%) Nessus
3 1 (0.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.81%) Remedy
3 5 (3.91%) BMC
3 5 (3.91%) HP
4 4 (3.13%) VMware
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco
5 3 (2.34%) SAP
6 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.56%) F5
6 2 (1.56%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.56%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.78%) Huawei
7 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle
7 1 (0.78%) Tableau
7 1 (0.78%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.78%) Workday
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £355 per day
Posted: 2 days ago