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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 260 240 225
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 15 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 13
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£427 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £220 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.00
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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
7697 6928 6483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.77% 74.51% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 3915 3571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 273 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.44 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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
Berkshire +2 6 £575 +53.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £408 +36.00%
Hampshire +6 3 £413 +87.50% 4
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Marketing
3 8 (30.77%) Project Management
4 7 (26.92%) Service Management
4 7 (26.92%) Resource Management
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) ITSM
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (23.08%) People Management
6 5 (19.23%) Business Development
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
8 3 (11.54%) Line Management
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
9 2 (7.69%) Linux
9 2 (7.69%) MCSE
9 2 (7.69%) VBScript
9 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
9 2 (7.69%) IIS
9 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
9 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
9 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
9 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (7.69%) CommVault
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 2 (7.69%) IIS
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (30.77%) Marketing
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Resource Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Operations Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Service Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Call Centre Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Operations
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Support
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Service Management
3 7 (26.92%) Resource Management
4 6 (23.08%) ITSM
4 6 (23.08%) People Management
5 5 (19.23%) Business Development
6 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.85%) Change Management
9 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (3.85%) CMMI
9 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.85%) Telemarketing
9 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) VCP4
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.69%) CommVault
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco