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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 513 504 530
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 56 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 21
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£438 £470 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £328 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £295
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +52.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -35.38%
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
37903 35325 37963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.50% 73.75% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23950 22116 22455
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 961 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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
South East -1 20 £363 -30.95% 6
London +3 14 £475 +1.06% 4
North West +6 6 £475 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £448 -
East of England - 6 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Operations Management
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 47 (39.50%) Project Management
2 44 (36.97%) Service Delivery
3 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
4 35 (29.41%) Finance
5 32 (26.89%) Microsoft
6 31 (26.05%) ITIL
7 25 (21.01%) SC Cleared
8 24 (20.17%) Asset Management
9 23 (19.33%) CMDB
9 23 (19.33%) Capacity Management
10 22 (18.49%) SolarWinds
11 21 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
12 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (15.97%) Service Management
14 17 (14.29%) SAP
14 17 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (12.61%) Web Services
15 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
17 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
18 11 (9.24%) SLA
18 11 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
19 10 (8.40%) GIS
19 10 (8.40%) Degree
20 9 (7.56%) Change Management
20 9 (7.56%) ITSM
20 9 (7.56%) Legal
20 9 (7.56%) Business Continuity
20 9 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
21 8 (6.72%) Windows

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) IIS
2 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.04%) MS Project
3 5 (4.20%) MS Office
4 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) SAN
2 4 (3.36%) CTI
3 3 (2.52%) Firewall
4 2 (1.68%) 2G
4 2 (1.68%) IMAP
4 2 (1.68%) LTE
4 2 (1.68%) 4G
4 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.68%) 3G
4 2 (1.68%) DNS
4 2 (1.68%) LAN
4 2 (1.68%) WAN
4 2 (1.68%) SMTP
5 1 (0.84%) VPN
5 1 (0.84%) LDAP
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Legal
3 8 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
7 1 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Analyst
2 23 (19.33%) Project Manager
3 19 (15.97%) Operations Manager
4 13 (10.92%) Consultant
5 12 (10.08%) Service Manager
6 10 (8.40%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.56%) IT Operations Manager
8 5 (4.20%) Storage Consultant
8 5 (4.20%) Operations Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Business Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Service Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.52%) Support Manager
10 3 (2.52%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 3 (2.52%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) Web Services
2 2 (1.68%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.84%) XSL
3 1 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) CMDB
2 10 (8.40%) GIS
3 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) PMI
5 2 (1.68%) NHS
5 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.68%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.72%) Windows
2 4 (3.36%) Linux
2 4 (3.36%) UNIX
3 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.52%) Solaris
4 2 (1.68%) CentOS
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) Project Management
2 44 (36.97%) Service Delivery
3 31 (26.05%) ITIL
4 24 (20.17%) Asset Management
5 23 (19.33%) Capacity Management
6 21 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
7 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (15.97%) Service Management
9 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 11 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.56%) Change Management
11 9 (7.56%) Business Continuity
11 9 (7.56%) ITSM
11 9 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (6.72%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.72%) Problem Management
12 8 (6.72%) Performance Management
13 7 (5.88%) Test Management
13 7 (5.88%) Test Scripting
13 7 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.36%) C
1 4 (3.36%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) Apex Code
2 2 (1.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.01%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.40%) Degree
4 8 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.36%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.36%) ISEB
7 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.68%) CISM
8 2 (1.68%) MBA
8 2 (1.68%) PMP
8 2 (1.68%) CISSP
8 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.68%) MCSE
9 1 (0.84%) HND
9 1 (0.84%) CISA
9 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) SLA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.52%) QA
4 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.84%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.52%) vCloud
3 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.68%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Ionix
2 4 (3.36%) MOM
3 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.84%) SCOM
3 1 (0.84%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.84%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (26.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.49%) SolarWinds
3 17 (14.29%) SAP
4 7 (5.88%) Oracle
5 6 (5.04%) EMC
6 4 (3.36%) Retek
7 3 (2.52%) VMware
8 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.68%) Lotus
8 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.68%) HP
8 2 (1.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.84%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.84%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.84%) Citrix
9 1 (0.84%) BMC
9 1 (0.84%) Nokia
9 1 (0.84%) Apple
9 1 (0.84%) Remedy
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