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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 537 528 495
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -33
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 43 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 24
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£438 £400 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.33 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.33 - -
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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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
London +4 18 £478 +13.80% 9
South East -13 15 £400 -5.88% 7
Yorkshire -15 3 £330 -34.00% 3
East of England - 2 £425 - 2
South West -6 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £625 +212.50%
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Operations Management
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (33.33%) Project Management
2 31 (29.52%) ITIL
3 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
4 28 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 28 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 23 (21.90%) VMware
6 20 (19.05%) Change Management
6 20 (19.05%) Finance
7 18 (17.14%) Windows
8 17 (16.19%) SLA
8 17 (16.19%) Service Management
9 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 15 (14.29%) Line Management
10 14 (13.33%) DV Cleared
11 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
12 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
13 10 (9.52%) Resource Management
13 10 (9.52%) Linux
14 9 (8.57%) Oracle
14 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
14 9 (8.57%) Retail
14 9 (8.57%) Supplier Management
15 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
15 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
16 7 (6.67%) ITSM
16 7 (6.67%) Business Continuity
16 7 (6.67%) Migration

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.81%) IIS
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.95%) Confluence
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.71%) MS Project
3 4 (3.81%) MS Office
4 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.95%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) SaaS
2 2 (1.90%) PaaS
2 2 (1.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.67%) DNS
3 6 (5.71%) LAN
3 6 (5.71%) WAN
3 6 (5.71%) DHCP
3 6 (5.71%) Firewall
4 3 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.86%) SAN
5 2 (1.90%) Network Security
5 2 (1.90%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) SSH
6 1 (0.95%) Intranet
6 1 (0.95%) LDAP
6 1 (0.95%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.95%) RavenDB
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.95%) DataStax
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) JIRA
1 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Retail
3 6 (5.71%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.81%) Legal
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Games
5 2 (1.90%) Billing
5 2 (1.90%) Back Office
5 2 (1.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 13 (12.38%) Service Manager
2 12 (11.43%) Operations Manager
2 12 (11.43%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (8.57%) Designer
4 8 (7.62%) Change Manager
4 8 (7.62%) Resource Manager
5 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.71%) Consultant
6 6 (5.71%) Technical Manager
6 6 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Team Leader
7 4 (3.81%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.86%) IT Operations Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 3 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.86%) Architect
8 3 (2.86%) Analyst
9 2 (1.90%) Management Consultant
9 2 (1.90%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) EDI
2 3 (2.86%) .NET
2 3 (2.86%) Web Services
3 2 (1.90%) J2EE
3 2 (1.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) jQuery
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.76%) NHS
3 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.90%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Online Games
5 1 (0.95%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Life Science
5 1 (0.95%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Windows
2 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.52%) Linux
4 6 (5.71%) UNIX
5 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.33%) Project Management
2 31 (29.52%) ITIL
3 28 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 20 (19.05%) Change Management
5 17 (16.19%) Service Management
6 15 (14.29%) Line Management
7 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.52%) Resource Management
10 9 (8.57%) Supplier Management
11 7 (6.67%) Business Continuity
11 7 (6.67%) Migration
11 7 (6.67%) ITSM
12 6 (5.71%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (5.71%) Problem Management
12 6 (5.71%) Capacity Management
13 5 (4.76%) Transition Management
13 5 (4.76%) ITIL V3
13 5 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.86%) C
1 3 (2.86%) C#
1 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.90%) Java
3 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.95%) Perl
3 1 (0.95%) SQL
3 1 (0.95%) ABAP
3 1 (0.95%) Python
3 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.95%) Bourne shell
3 1 (0.95%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (6.67%) MCSE
5 5 (4.76%) Degree
6 4 (3.81%) CCNA
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.86%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) MCP
8 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.90%) PMP
8 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.19%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.86%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.95%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.76%) vSphere
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.90%) vCloud
6 2 (1.90%) Firmware
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (2.86%) HP SIM
1 3 (2.86%) vMotion
2 2 (1.90%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) SCOM
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.95%) MOM
3 1 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 28 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.90%) VMware
3 9 (8.57%) Oracle
4 6 (5.71%) Cisco
5 5 (4.76%) HP
6 4 (3.81%) IBM
6 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.86%) Lumension
7 3 (2.86%) McAfee
7 3 (2.86%) Sophos
7 3 (2.86%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) Dell
7 3 (2.86%) Citrix
8 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.90%) EMC
9 1 (0.95%) Sun
9 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.95%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Remedy
9 1 (0.95%) Juniper
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