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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 515 485 487
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 64 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 27
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£410 £424 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £541 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £25.58 £16.50 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -66.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £174.50 -
% change year-on-year
-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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Operations Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 -6 31 £350 -24.32% 6
London -4 17 £554 +47.66% 4
North West -13 5 £438 +150.00% 1
South West -25 4 £375 -16.66%
East of England -17 2 £260 -45.26% 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (30.09%) Project Management
2 32 (28.32%) Security Cleared
3 29 (25.66%) Finance
4 27 (23.89%) Service Delivery
4 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
4 27 (23.89%) ITIL
5 22 (19.47%) VMware
6 17 (15.04%) Windows
7 16 (14.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
8 15 (13.27%) SLA
8 15 (13.27%) Service Management
8 15 (13.27%) Business Continuity
9 14 (12.39%) Change Management
9 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
9 14 (12.39%) Line Management
9 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (11.50%) Performance Management
10 13 (11.50%) Retail
10 13 (11.50%) Linux
11 12 (10.62%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
12 10 (8.85%) DV Cleared
12 10 (8.85%) Supplier Management
12 10 (8.85%) ITIL V3
12 10 (8.85%) MS Project
12 10 (8.85%) MS Office
12 10 (8.85%) Migration
12 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (5.31%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.77%) IIS
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.85%) MS Project
2 10 (8.85%) MS Office
3 8 (7.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) SAN
2 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) CTI
3 1 (0.88%) 3G
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
3 1 (0.88%) 2G
3 1 (0.88%) LTE
3 1 (0.88%) 4G
3 1 (0.88%) LDAP
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) WAN
3 1 (0.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) DB2
3 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
3 1 (0.88%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
1 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 29 (25.66%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.50%) Retail
4 8 (7.08%) Billing
5 6 (5.31%) Legal
6 3 (2.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (15.04%) Operations Manager
2 14 (12.39%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.50%) Consultant
4 9 (7.96%) Service Manager
5 7 (6.19%) Change Manager
6 6 (5.31%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 6 (5.31%) Designer
6 6 (5.31%) Operations Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Storage Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) Sales Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.65%) VMware Consultant
8 3 (2.65%) Operations Project Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Technical Manager
8 3 (2.65%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) EDI
2 1 (0.88%) jQuery
2 1 (0.88%) Visualforce
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) CSS
2 1 (0.88%) XML
2 1 (0.88%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) NHS
4 2 (1.77%) EMC Centera
4 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) CMDB
5 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 13 (11.50%) Linux
3 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Solaris
6 2 (1.77%) UNIX
7 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) Project Management
2 27 (23.89%) ITIL
2 27 (23.89%) Service Delivery
3 16 (14.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (13.27%) Service Management
4 15 (13.27%) Business Continuity
5 14 (12.39%) Change Management
5 14 (12.39%) Line Management
6 13 (11.50%) Performance Management
7 12 (10.62%) PRINCE2
8 10 (8.85%) Migration
8 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.85%) Workflow
8 10 (8.85%) Supplier Management
8 10 (8.85%) ITIL V3
9 9 (7.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (7.96%) Programme Management
10 7 (6.19%) ITSM
10 7 (6.19%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (6.19%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.77%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.88%) ABAP
2 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
2 1 (0.88%) C
2 1 (0.88%) C#
2 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (28.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.85%) DV Cleared
2 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
3 5 (4.42%) MCP
3 5 (4.42%) MCSE
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.54%) PMP
4 4 (3.54%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.65%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.88%) CISM
6 1 (0.88%) CISSP
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) SLA
2 5 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.31%) vSphere
3 5 (4.42%) vCloud
4 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (4.42%) Ionix
2 5 (4.42%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.65%) SCOM
4 2 (1.77%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.77%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.47%) VMware
3 7 (6.19%) McAfee
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle
4 6 (5.31%) EMC
4 6 (5.31%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.31%) Lumension
5 5 (4.42%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) Sophos
5 5 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.54%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.65%) Citrix
8 2 (1.77%) SAP
9 1 (0.88%) Dell
9 1 (0.88%) Ariba
9 1 (0.88%) BMC
9 1 (0.88%) Retek
9 1 (0.88%) Remedy
9 1 (0.88%) Endeca
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