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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 538 503 524
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 49 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.11% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 15
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £423 £488
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -
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
39401 35167 36247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25670 22283 21520
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1019 1347
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 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 23 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 -12 18 £288 -36.11% 10
London -13 11 £484 +33.44% 6
North West -5 10 £475 +48.43% 2
West Midlands -16 3 £448 +1.70%
East of England - 2 £170 - 1
Yorkshire -20 1 £325 -7.14% 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
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Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 37 (32.46%) Project Management
3 32 (28.07%) ITIL
4 31 (27.19%) Security Cleared
5 30 (26.32%) Service Delivery
6 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 21 (18.42%) Service Management
8 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
8 17 (14.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (12.28%) Telecoms
10 14 (12.28%) SLA
10 14 (12.28%) Windows
11 13 (11.40%) Performance Management
12 12 (10.53%) Legal
12 12 (10.53%) Change Management
13 11 (9.65%) ITSM
13 11 (9.65%) Business Continuity
14 10 (8.77%) Workflow
14 10 (8.77%) Retail
14 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
14 10 (8.77%) Linux
14 10 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (7.89%) People Management
15 9 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.89%) Degree
15 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
15 9 (7.89%) MS Project
15 9 (7.89%) Asset Management
15 9 (7.89%) VMware

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Project
2 8 (7.02%) MS Office
3 7 (6.14%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (6.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) SAN
2 4 (3.51%) CTI
3 2 (1.75%) 2G
3 2 (1.75%) SMTP
3 2 (1.75%) DNS
3 2 (1.75%) 3G
3 2 (1.75%) IMAP
3 2 (1.75%) 4G
3 2 (1.75%) LTE
3 2 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) LAN
4 1 (0.88%) WAN
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (12.28%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.53%) Legal
4 10 (8.77%) Retail
5 6 (5.26%) Billing
6 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.75%) Banking
8 1 (0.88%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (21.05%) Operations Manager
2 21 (18.42%) Project Manager
3 15 (13.16%) Analyst
4 11 (9.65%) Consultant
5 9 (7.89%) Service Manager
6 8 (7.02%) IT Operations Manager
7 5 (4.39%) Operations Consultant
7 5 (4.39%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Operations Project Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 3 (2.63%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.63%) Support Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Change Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Sales Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Technical Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (1.75%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) Web Services
2 3 (2.63%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.88%) XML
3 1 (0.88%) XSL
3 1 (0.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.02%) CMDB
4 4 (3.51%) GIS
4 4 (3.51%) PMI
5 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.75%) EMC Centera
6 2 (1.75%) NHS
6 2 (1.75%) Statistics
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.28%) Windows
2 10 (8.77%) Linux
3 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.63%) UNIX
5 3 (2.63%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) Project Management
2 32 (28.07%) ITIL
3 30 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 21 (18.42%) Service Management
5 17 (14.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (11.40%) Performance Management
7 12 (10.53%) Change Management
8 11 (9.65%) ITSM
8 11 (9.65%) Business Continuity
9 10 (8.77%) Workflow
9 10 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (7.89%) People Management
10 9 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.89%) Asset Management
11 8 (7.02%) Migration
11 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.02%) Supplier Management
11 8 (7.02%) Coaching
11 8 (7.02%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.51%) SQL
2 3 (2.63%) Apex Code
3 2 (1.75%) C
3 2 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (27.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) Degree
4 7 (6.14%) PMI Certification
5 5 (4.39%) PMP
6 4 (3.51%) MCSE
6 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.75%) MBA
8 2 (1.75%) MCP
9 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.88%) CISSP
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) HND
9 1 (0.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.28%) SLA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.39%) vSphere
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.63%) vCloud
4 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.75%) Firmware
5 2 (1.75%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Ionix
2 3 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) VMware
3 8 (7.02%) SAP
3 8 (7.02%) SolarWinds
4 6 (5.26%) EMC
4 6 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.26%) Fujitsu
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle
6 4 (3.51%) HP
6 4 (3.51%) McAfee
7 3 (2.63%) Lumension
7 3 (2.63%) IBM
8 2 (1.75%) Citrix
8 2 (1.75%) Lotus
8 2 (1.75%) Sophos
8 2 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.88%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.88%) PlateSpin
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