The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 225 230 212
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 32 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.082% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.12% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 11
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£350 £463 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £413 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.65 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £174.50 -
% change year-on-year
-92.17% -
Operations Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Operations Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Management across the South East region.

Operations Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Operations Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Operations Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management across the South East region.

Operations Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 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
Berkshire +16 16 £350 -24.32% 5
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 - 2
Hampshire -19 4 £325 -
Kent - 3 £305 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
3 16 (35.56%) Project Management
4 14 (31.11%) MS Excel
5 11 (24.44%) ITIL
5 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (22.22%) Windows
6 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 9 (20.00%) Linux
7 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.78%) Finance
8 8 (17.78%) Programme Management
9 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
9 7 (15.56%) Change Management
9 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
9 7 (15.56%) Service Management
9 7 (15.56%) ITIL V3
10 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (13.33%) Lumension
10 6 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
10 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
10 6 (13.33%) Validation
10 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (13.33%) McAfee
10 6 (13.33%) MS Project
10 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Project
3 5 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) RavenDB
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (17.78%) Operations Manager
3 7 (15.56%) Change Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Designer
4 6 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 3 (6.67%) Operations Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Sales Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Operations
7 1 (2.22%) Business Change Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
1 1 (2.22%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Project Management
2 11 (24.44%) ITIL
3 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.78%) Programme Management
5 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
5 7 (15.56%) Change Management
5 7 (15.56%) Service Management
5 7 (15.56%) ITIL V3
6 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (13.33%) Validation
6 6 (13.33%) Line Management
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Product Marketing
9 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
1 1 (2.22%) C#
1 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) MCP
4 5 (11.11%) MCSE
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.67%) PMP
5 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.11%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) Firmware
4 2 (4.44%) vCloud
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Lumension
3 6 (13.33%) McAfee
4 5 (11.11%) Sophos
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (6.67%) IBM
5 3 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Endeca
6 1 (2.22%) RedPrairie
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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