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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 503 491 514
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 67 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 24
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£420 £550 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £650 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £445
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 +13 24 £425 -19.04% 3
South East -15 17 £400 -27.27% 8
South West -29 8 £425 +25.00% 2
East of England - 6 £350 -
East Midlands +1 4 £250 -
West Midlands -10 4 - - 1
North West 0 2 £525 - 2
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Operations Management
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 41 (36.61%) Project Management
2 39 (34.82%) Service Delivery
3 34 (30.36%) Microsoft
4 32 (28.57%) ITIL
5 31 (27.68%) Security Cleared
6 30 (26.79%) Finance
7 25 (22.32%) SC Cleared
8 24 (21.43%) Asset Management
9 23 (20.54%) CMDB
9 23 (20.54%) Capacity Management
10 22 (19.64%) SolarWinds
11 21 (18.75%) Portfolio Management
12 20 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (16.96%) SAP
14 17 (15.18%) Service Management
14 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (13.39%) Web Services
16 14 (12.50%) PRINCE2
17 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
18 11 (9.82%) Oracle
18 11 (9.82%) SLA
19 10 (8.93%) Windows
19 10 (8.93%) GIS
20 9 (8.04%) Legal
21 8 (7.14%) Change Management
21 8 (7.14%) ITSM
21 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 8 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
21 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
2 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.36%) MS Project
3 5 (4.46%) MS Office
4 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.89%) Infinys
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) SAN
1 4 (3.57%) CTI
2 3 (2.68%) Internet
2 3 (2.68%) Firewall
3 2 (1.79%) 2G
3 2 (1.79%) IMAP
3 2 (1.79%) LTE
3 2 (1.79%) 4G
3 2 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.79%) 3G
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
3 2 (1.79%) SMTP
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.89%) LDAP
4 1 (0.89%) VoIP
4 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (26.79%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Legal
3 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.46%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
6 1 (0.89%) Billing
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Analyst
2 22 (19.64%) Project Manager
3 15 (13.39%) Operations Manager
4 12 (10.71%) Consultant
5 11 (9.82%) Service Manager
6 10 (8.93%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) IT Operations Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Business Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Operations Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Support Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Change Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) Web Services
2 2 (1.79%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.89%) XSL
3 1 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.54%) CMDB
2 10 (8.93%) GIS
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) PMI
5 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.79%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) UNIX
3 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.79%) Solaris
4 2 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Project Management
2 39 (34.82%) Service Delivery
3 32 (28.57%) ITIL
4 24 (21.43%) Asset Management
5 23 (20.54%) Capacity Management
6 21 (18.75%) Portfolio Management
7 20 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (15.18%) Service Management
9 14 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 8 (7.14%) Change Management
10 8 (7.14%) ITSM
10 8 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (6.25%) Test Management
11 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.25%) UML
12 6 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (5.36%) Information Security
12 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) SQL
2 4 (3.57%) C
3 2 (1.79%) Perl
3 2 (1.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 31 (27.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (22.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) Degree
3 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.57%) ISEB
5 4 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.79%) MCSE
7 2 (1.79%) CISM
7 2 (1.79%) MBA
7 2 (1.79%) CISSP
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMP
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.89%) CISA
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.82%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.68%) QA
4 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.68%) vCloud
3 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) MOM
1 4 (3.57%) Ionix
2 1 (0.89%) OpenView
2 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.89%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 34 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.64%) SolarWinds
3 19 (16.96%) SAP
4 11 (9.82%) Oracle
5 4 (3.57%) EMC
5 4 (3.57%) Retek
6 3 (2.68%) VMware
7 2 (1.79%) HP
7 2 (1.79%) Lotus
7 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.79%) Apple
7 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.89%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.89%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.89%) Remedy
8 1 (0.89%) McAfee
8 1 (0.89%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.89%) BMC
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