Period
to 7 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 568 737 778
Rank change year-on-year +169 +41 -74
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 46 95 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 63
Median daily rate £450 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +13.40% -1.77%
10th Percentile £306 £390 £364
90th Percentile £602 £688 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -23.81% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £26.25 £40.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -35.00% +24.93%
10th Percentile £51.25 £25.63 £31.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £26.88 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £50.00

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 41,849 85,647 94,696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.53% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,286 56,224 61,994
Median daily rate £473 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £266
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,720 2,781 3,007
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.72% -3.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.57
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -0.46%

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Operations Manager.

Daily rate trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Operations Manager over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Operations Manager.

Hourly rate trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Top 11 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 7 June 2020. 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 +188 38 £500 -9.09% 6
UK excluding London +160 29 £400 -23.81% 11
London +140 14 £500 -9.09% 1
South East +128 14 £550 -11.11% 1
East of England +61 5 £550 +22.22% 2
Scotland +48 5 £314 -19.06% 2
Midlands +80 3 £450 -21.74%
North of England +86 2 £185 -
West Midlands +69 2 £450 -21.74%
North West +55 2 £185 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) Operations Management
3 9 (19.57%) ITIL
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) Security Operations
5 7 (15.22%) Degree
5 7 (15.22%) Office 365
6 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (8.70%) Project Delivery
8 4 (8.70%) Information Security
8 4 (8.70%) Service Management
8 4 (8.70%) SLA
8 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (8.70%) Line Management
8 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.70%) Azure
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
9 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
9 3 (6.52%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Time Management
9 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.52%) Coaching
9 3 (6.52%) B2B
9 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce

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:

Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) Eloqua
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Azure
3 1 (2.17%) AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) 5G
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) 2G
2 1 (2.17%) 3G
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) GPRS
2 1 (2.17%) GSM
2 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.17%) LTE
2 1 (2.17%) MPLS
2 1 (2.17%) SMS
2 1 (2.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) QlikView
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Military
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Derivative
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
1 9 (19.57%) Operations Management
2 8 (17.39%) Security Operations
3 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security
5 4 (8.70%) Line Management
5 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Project Delivery
5 4 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.52%) B2B
6 3 (6.52%) Coaching
6 3 (6.52%) Decision-Making
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) PMP
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) PMO
3 1 (2.17%) NIST
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) Aprimo
1 1 (2.17%) BT
1 1 (2.17%) Capita
1 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
1 1 (2.17%) Huawei
1 1 (2.17%) Marketo
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (2.17%) NEC
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle
1 1 (2.17%) Pardot
1 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (2.17%) SAP
1 1 (2.17%) Tableau
1 1 (2.17%) Virgin Media