The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 544 457 506
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +49
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 46 46 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 34
Average daily rate £378 £431 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.46% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £302 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £527 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £403
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Operations Management
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -32 17 £420 -15.57% 15
South West -9 13 £350 +27.27% 2
South East -10 8 £425 +54.54% 5
North West -13 5 £610 +43.52% 1
West Midlands -20 1 £200 -42.85% 2
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Operations Management
UK

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 35 (32.11%) Project Management
2 34 (31.19%) ITIL
3 31 (28.44%) Service Delivery
4 28 (25.69%) Finance
5 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
6 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.60%) Asset Management
7 17 (15.60%) Windows
8 14 (12.84%) Linux
8 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
8 14 (12.84%) Oracle
8 14 (12.84%) CMDB
8 14 (12.84%) Capacity Management
9 13 (11.93%) SolarWinds
9 13 (11.93%) Portfolio Management
9 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
9 13 (11.93%) SharePoint
9 13 (11.93%) UNIX
9 13 (11.93%) Service Management
10 12 (11.01%) SAP
10 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
12 10 (9.17%) Internet
12 10 (9.17%) Workflow
12 10 (9.17%) Marketing
12 10 (9.17%) Retail
12 10 (9.17%) InfoPath
12 10 (9.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (8.26%) Incident Management

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (11.93%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.59%) SAS
4 4 (3.67%) Apache
4 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.17%) InfoPath
3 5 (4.59%) MS Office
4 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.92%) Infinys
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) Internet
2 7 (6.42%) Firewall
3 4 (3.67%) SAN
4 3 (2.75%) Network Security
4 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.75%) VPN
4 3 (2.75%) DNS
4 3 (2.75%) LAN
4 3 (2.75%) WAN
4 3 (2.75%) DHCP
5 2 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.83%) HTTP
5 2 (1.83%) SMTP
5 2 (1.83%) LDAP
5 2 (1.83%) MPLS
5 2 (1.83%) VLAN
6 1 (0.92%) NAS
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.92%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) OLAP
3 4 (3.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (3.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Marketing
2 10 (9.17%) Retail
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.83%) French Language
5 2 (1.83%) German Language
5 2 (1.83%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.83%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (22.02%) Analyst
2 12 (11.01%) Consultant
3 11 (10.09%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.26%) Team Leader
5 8 (7.34%) Developer
5 8 (7.34%) Operations Manager
5 8 (7.34%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Incident Manager
6 7 (6.42%) Service Manager
6 7 (6.42%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Service Transition Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.67%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Business Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Data Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.92%) HTML
3 1 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) CMDB
2 5 (4.59%) GIS
3 4 (3.67%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) CCTV
6 1 (0.92%) Equities
6 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Windows
2 14 (12.84%) Linux
3 13 (11.93%) UNIX
4 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.67%) AIX
7 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.83%) Solaris
8 2 (1.83%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) Project Management
2 34 (31.19%) ITIL
3 31 (28.44%) Service Delivery
4 17 (15.60%) Asset Management
5 14 (12.84%) Capacity Management
6 13 (11.93%) Portfolio Management
6 13 (11.93%) Service Management
7 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
8 10 (9.17%) Workflow
9 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
10 8 (7.34%) Problem Management
11 7 (6.42%) Test Management
11 7 (6.42%) Test Scripting
12 6 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.50%) Resource Management
13 5 (4.59%) Project Planning
13 5 (4.59%) Programme Management
13 5 (4.59%) Six Sigma
14 4 (3.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) VBA
2 3 (2.75%) SQL
3 2 (1.83%) C
4 1 (0.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) Degree
4 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.67%) ISEB
6 3 (2.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (2.75%) MCSE
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.75%) CCNA
7 2 (1.83%) CCNP
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.83%) MCSA
7 2 (1.83%) SCSA
8 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.92%) CISA
8 1 (0.92%) CISM
8 1 (0.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.92%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.83%) KVM
5 2 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.83%) vSphere
5 2 (1.83%) VMware GSX
5 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.83%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.92%) XenApp
6 1 (0.92%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) MOM
2 4 (3.67%) WSUS
3 2 (1.83%) YUM
3 2 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.92%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.84%) Oracle
3 13 (11.93%) SolarWinds
4 12 (11.01%) SAP
5 9 (8.26%) VMware
6 4 (3.67%) HP
6 4 (3.67%) Citrix
6 4 (3.67%) Retek
7 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.75%) Sun
7 3 (2.75%) Cisco
8 2 (1.83%) Opsware
8 2 (1.83%) IBM
8 2 (1.83%) Dell
8 2 (1.83%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.83%) Veritas
8 2 (1.83%) Apple
8 2 (1.83%) Symantec
8 2 (1.83%) McAfee
8 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day + Please quote
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago