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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 240 228 214
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 26 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.11% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.15% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
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£436 £425 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £458 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.65 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 - -
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Operations Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +13 18 £490 +22.50%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £393 - 1
Hampshire -14 2 £425 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (40.82%) VMware
4 15 (30.61%) Project Management
4 15 (30.61%) Windows
4 15 (30.61%) MS Excel
5 13 (26.53%) ITIL
6 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
8 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
8 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
9 9 (18.37%) Change Management
9 9 (18.37%) Linux
9 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
9 9 (18.37%) Migration
9 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.29%) Programme Management
10 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
11 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (12.24%) Lumension
11 6 (12.24%) Line Management
11 6 (12.24%) Validation
11 6 (12.24%) Finance
11 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
11 6 (12.24%) vSphere
11 6 (12.24%) McAfee ePO

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Project
3 5 (10.20%) MS Office
4 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 3 (6.12%) LAN
2 3 (6.12%) WAN
2 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) RavenDB
1 1 (2.04%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
1 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Designer
2 8 (16.33%) Operations Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Change Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Team Leader
4 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Sales Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Operations Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Head of Operations
8 1 (2.04%) Workstream Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Project Controller
8 1 (2.04%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Head of Infrastructure
8 1 (2.04%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.04%) jQuery
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.37%) Linux
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Project Management
2 13 (26.53%) ITIL
3 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
3 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
4 9 (18.37%) Change Management
4 9 (18.37%) Migration
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 6 (12.24%) Service Management
6 6 (12.24%) Validation
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
6 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (12.24%) Line Management
7 3 (6.12%) Transition Management
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Resource Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Product Marketing
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) MCP
4 5 (10.20%) MCSE
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.12%) PMP
5 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.24%) vSphere
3 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (10.20%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.12%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (6.12%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.82%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) McAfee
3 6 (12.24%) Lumension
4 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 5 (10.20%) Sophos
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) Dell
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) EMC
6 1 (2.04%) Endeca
6 1 (2.04%) RedPrairie
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