The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 516 539 530
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 80 54 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 33 28
Average daily rate £550 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £330 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £547 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £13.65 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+215.01% -17.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £13.65 £174.50
% change year-on-year
+215.01% -92.17%
Operations Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Operations Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Management across the England region.

Operations Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Operations Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Operations Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Operations Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management across the England region.

Operations Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 32 £550 +4.76% 12
South East +6 18 £425 +6.25% 6
North West -13 9 £575 +31.42% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £650 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £500 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
South West +4 3 £400 +6.66%
East of England +1 1 £500 +29.03% 4
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Operations Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Management.

1 55 (33.95%) ITIL
2 38 (23.46%) Service Management
3 35 (21.60%) Finance
4 32 (19.75%) Incident Management
5 26 (16.05%) ITIL V3
6 25 (15.43%) Analytics
7 24 (14.81%) SLA
8 23 (14.20%) Linux
9 22 (13.58%) Unix
9 22 (13.58%) Service Delivery
10 21 (12.96%) Firewall
10 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (12.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (12.35%) Management Information System
12 19 (11.73%) Information Security
12 19 (11.73%) Degree
12 19 (11.73%) Change Management
13 18 (11.11%) ITSM
13 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 17 (10.49%) PCI DSS
14 17 (10.49%) Business Continuity
14 17 (10.49%) Risk Management
15 16 (9.88%) Windows
15 16 (9.88%) Data Centre
16 15 (9.26%) Information Assurance
16 15 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (8.64%) Legal
17 14 (8.64%) Asset Management
17 14 (8.64%) RMADS

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Operations Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.32%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.23%) Node.js
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.32%) MS Office
3 4 (2.47%) MS Project
4 3 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.09%) SoftLayer
4 4 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.85%) Google Compute Engine
5 3 (1.85%) IaaS
5 3 (1.85%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (1.85%) PaaS
5 3 (1.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.96%) Firewall
2 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.79%) VPN
3 10 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (4.32%) DNS
5 6 (3.70%) Network Security
6 5 (3.09%) LAN
7 4 (2.47%) BGP
7 4 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.47%) DVB
7 4 (2.47%) Internet
7 4 (2.47%) OSPF
7 4 (2.47%) SSL
7 4 (2.47%) WAN
8 3 (1.85%) BT 21CN
8 3 (1.85%) DDNS
8 3 (1.85%) DSL
8 3 (1.85%) MPLS
8 3 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.85%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.62%) Big Data
5 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.62%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.62%) QlikView
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (21.60%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Legal
3 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.32%) Retail
5 6 (3.70%) Banking
6 5 (3.09%) Law
6 5 (3.09%) Marketing
6 5 (3.09%) Publishing
7 3 (1.85%) Games
7 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (14.20%) Service Manager
2 22 (13.58%) Architect
3 18 (11.11%) Analyst
4 12 (7.41%) Operations Manager
5 11 (6.79%) Security Specialist
6 10 (6.17%) Consultant
6 10 (6.17%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (6.17%) Information Security Specialist
6 10 (6.17%) Information Specialist
7 8 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (4.32%) Developer
8 7 (4.32%) Messaging Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.32%) Security Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) Services Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.70%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Service Desk Manager
10 5 (3.09%) Management Consultant
10 5 (3.09%) Service Management Consultant
10 5 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.02%) Middleware
2 4 (2.47%) .NET
2 4 (2.47%) Web Services
3 2 (1.23%) EDI
4 1 (0.62%) OAuth
4 1 (0.62%) OpenID
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.62%) REST
4 1 (0.62%) RESTful
4 1 (0.62%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.35%) Management Information System
3 16 (9.88%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.32%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.32%) Smart Meter
6 6 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.09%) NHS
7 5 (3.09%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (3.09%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.47%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.85%) Online Games
10 2 (1.23%) IPTV
10 2 (1.23%) PKI
11 1 (0.62%) BBC
11 1 (0.62%) CMDB
11 1 (0.62%) e-Health
11 1 (0.62%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.20%) Linux
2 22 (13.58%) Unix
3 16 (9.88%) Windows
4 11 (6.79%) Solaris
5 7 (4.32%) MVS
6 6 (3.70%) VME
7 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) AIX
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.95%) ITIL
2 38 (23.46%) Service Management
3 32 (19.75%) Incident Management
4 26 (16.05%) ITIL V3
5 25 (15.43%) Analytics
6 22 (13.58%) Service Delivery
7 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (11.73%) Change Management
8 19 (11.73%) Information Security
9 18 (11.11%) ITSM
10 17 (10.49%) Business Continuity
10 17 (10.49%) Risk Management
11 15 (9.26%) Information Assurance
11 15 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (8.64%) Asset Management
12 14 (8.64%) Data Protection
13 12 (7.41%) People Management
13 12 (7.41%) Project Management
13 12 (7.41%) Security Management
14 11 (6.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.17%) Perl
2 8 (4.94%) Python
3 5 (3.09%) C++
3 5 (3.09%) PHP
3 5 (3.09%) SQL
4 4 (2.47%) C
4 4 (2.47%) C#
4 4 (2.47%) Java
4 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.85%) Bourne shell
5 3 (1.85%) C-shell
5 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) Degree
2 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.17%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.56%) GCIA
5 9 (5.56%) GCIH
6 8 (4.94%) CISSP
7 7 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.70%) CEH
9 5 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.47%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.85%) GCED
11 3 (1.85%) GIAC
11 3 (1.85%) PMP
12 2 (1.23%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.23%) MCSA
12 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.81%) SLA
2 20 (12.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (10.49%) PCI DSS
4 14 (8.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (8.64%) RMADS
5 11 (6.79%) JSP 440
6 8 (4.94%) QA
7 6 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (2.47%) COBIT
8 4 (2.47%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.85%) ISO22301
9 3 (1.85%) ISO27002
10 2 (1.23%) Val IT
11 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.09%) vCloud
3 3 (1.85%) NFS
3 3 (1.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.62%) HDFS
4 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (3.09%) RSA enVision
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.85%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.85%) Hyperic
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.23%) MOM
6 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.62%) Ambari
6 1 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.62%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (8.02%) Oracle
2 12 (7.41%) IBM
3 9 (5.56%) BMC
3 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.94%) Cisco
5 7 (4.32%) F5
5 7 (4.32%) Juniper
5 7 (4.32%) VMware
6 6 (3.70%) EMC
6 6 (3.70%) Fujitsu
6 6 (3.70%) NetApp
6 6 (3.70%) NetWitness
6 6 (3.70%) Qualys
6 6 (3.70%) Sourcefire
7 5 (3.09%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.09%) Google
7 5 (3.09%) Rackspace
7 5 (3.09%) Symantec
8 4 (2.47%) PayPal
8 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
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