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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 534 514 557
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +43
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 46 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.100% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.13% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 16
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£400 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £500
% change year-on-year
+3.31% -24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -
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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
38426 35840 38298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.91% 74.48% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24559 22678 22623
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
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 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1075 996 1428
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 17 £306 -31.94% 10
North West -3 9 £475 +52.00% 3
London -4 9 £480 +37.14% 8
West Midlands -11 5 £448 +4.06% 1
East of England - 2 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -6 1 £325 -7.14% 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 45 (37.50%) Project Management
2 43 (35.83%) Security Cleared
3 41 (34.17%) Service Delivery
4 37 (30.83%) Microsoft
5 35 (29.17%) Finance
6 30 (25.00%) ITIL
7 27 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 24 (20.00%) Asset Management
9 23 (19.17%) CMDB
9 23 (19.17%) Capacity Management
10 22 (18.33%) SolarWinds
11 21 (17.50%) Portfolio Management
11 21 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (15.83%) Service Management
13 17 (14.17%) PRINCE2
13 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (13.33%) SAP
15 15 (12.50%) Web Services
15 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (11.67%) Telecoms
17 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
18 12 (10.00%) SLA
19 11 (9.17%) Workflow
20 10 (8.33%) GIS
20 10 (8.33%) Change Management
20 10 (8.33%) Windows
20 10 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
20 10 (8.33%) Performance Management

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) IIS
2 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.50%) MS Project
3 8 (6.67%) MS Office
4 7 (5.83%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) SAN
2 4 (3.33%) CTI
3 2 (1.67%) 3G
3 2 (1.67%) SMTP
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) 2G
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) IMAP
3 2 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.67%) 4G
3 2 (1.67%) LTE
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) VPN
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (29.17%) Finance
2 14 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.50%) Legal
4 7 (5.83%) Retail
5 6 (5.00%) Billing
6 2 (1.67%) Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.67%) Analyst
2 25 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 22 (18.33%) Operations Manager
4 9 (7.50%) Business Analyst
4 9 (7.50%) Consultant
5 8 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 8 (6.67%) IT Operations Manager
6 5 (4.17%) Operations Consultant
6 5 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 5 (4.17%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.33%) Operations Project Manager
8 3 (2.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 3 (2.50%) Architect
8 3 (2.50%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.50%) Support Manager
8 3 (2.50%) Change Analyst
8 3 (2.50%) Sales Manager
8 3 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (2.50%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.83%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) CMDB
2 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.33%) GIS
4 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.33%) PMI
6 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.50%) User Experience
7 2 (1.67%) NHS
7 2 (1.67%) EMC Centera
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.33%) Windows
2 6 (5.00%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) UNIX
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Solaris
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.67%) CentOS
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.50%) Project Management
2 41 (34.17%) Service Delivery
3 30 (25.00%) ITIL
4 24 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 23 (19.17%) Capacity Management
6 21 (17.50%) Portfolio Management
6 21 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (15.83%) Service Management
8 17 (14.17%) PRINCE2
9 14 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.17%) Workflow
11 10 (8.33%) Change Management
11 10 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (8.33%) Performance Management
12 9 (7.50%) People Management
12 9 (7.50%) Business Continuity
13 8 (6.67%) ITSM
13 8 (6.67%) Coaching
13 8 (6.67%) Test Planning
13 8 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.33%) C
2 3 (2.50%) Apex Code
2 3 (2.50%) SQL
3 2 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (35.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) Degree
4 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (5.83%) PMI Certification
6 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.17%) PMP
8 4 (3.33%) ISEB
9 3 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (2.50%) MCSE
9 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.67%) CISSP
10 2 (1.67%) MBA
10 2 (1.67%) CISM
11 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.83%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) vSphere
3 3 (2.50%) vCloud
3 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.67%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Ionix
2 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.83%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.33%) SolarWinds
3 16 (13.33%) SAP
4 6 (5.00%) EMC
4 6 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.00%) Fujitsu
5 5 (4.17%) VMware
6 3 (2.50%) McAfee
6 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.67%) HP
7 2 (1.67%) Lotus
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle
7 2 (1.67%) Lumension
7 2 (1.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.83%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.83%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.83%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.83%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) Sophos
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £800 - £900 per day + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago