Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 46 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - -
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.82% 0.72% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median daily rate £475 - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 352 380 313
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 91.13% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 188 157
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £152
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.21% +8.42% -8.82%

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in Watford

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 across the Watford region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
1 2 (66.67%) Resource Management
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (66.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Decision-Making
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (66.67%) Availability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Server Management
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management

Operations Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Availability Management
1 2 (66.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 2 (66.67%) Decision-Making
1 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Server Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM