The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 575 601 547
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -54
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 76 45 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.099% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 38
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Operations Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Management within the UK.

Operations Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Operations Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Operations Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management within the UK.

Operations Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 75 £450 +9.09% 10
South East +20 26 £433 +3.96% 3
London +17 23 £481 +4.05%
North East - 14 £260 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £260 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £260 -
Hampshire +8 10 £525 +31.25%
East of England +26 9 £500 +33.33% 1
Surrey - 7 £425 -
Norfolk - 6 £500 -
Berkshire -3 4 £230 -60.00% 3
West Sussex - 4 £365 -
Camberley - 4 £428 -
Gatwick - 4 £365 -
King's Lynn - 4 £500 -
Hertfordshire +17 3 £525 +50.00% 1
Essex +5 3 £525 -
City of London - 3 - -
Harrow - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £160 -
Redhill - 2 £380 -
Oxfordshire +10 1 £413 +17.85%
Basingstoke +3 1 - -
South West +1 1 £450 -30.76% 3
Birmingham -11 1 - -
West Midlands -34 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £545 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 1
South Wales - 1 £545 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 49 (34.03%) ITIL
2 33 (22.92%) Change Management
3 28 (19.44%) Project Management
4 27 (18.75%) SAN
4 27 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 26 (18.06%) Finance
6 25 (17.36%) Management Information System
7 22 (15.28%) Unix
7 22 (15.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (14.58%) Performance Management
8 21 (14.58%) Security Cleared
9 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
10 18 (12.50%) Degree
10 18 (12.50%) SLA
11 17 (11.81%) Oracle
11 17 (11.81%) SQL
11 17 (11.81%) Firewall
12 16 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (11.11%) Information Security
12 16 (11.11%) Windows
13 15 (10.42%) Linux
14 14 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
14 14 (9.72%) Release Management
14 14 (9.72%) AAT
15 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
15 13 (9.03%) Service Delivery
15 13 (9.03%) Migration
15 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.03%) Service Management

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) Apache
2 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.69%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Office
3 5 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) IaaS
2 6 (4.17%) PaaS
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
4 3 (2.08%) SaaS
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.39%) Office 365
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.75%) SAN
2 17 (11.81%) Firewall
3 11 (7.64%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.94%) DNS
5 8 (5.56%) SSL
6 7 (4.86%) DHCP
6 7 (4.86%) LAN
6 7 (4.86%) WAN
7 6 (4.17%) BGP
7 6 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (4.17%) DDNS
7 6 (4.17%) DSL
7 6 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.17%) IPsec
7 6 (4.17%) MPLS
7 6 (4.17%) OSPF
7 6 (4.17%) TACACS
7 6 (4.17%) VPN
7 6 (4.17%) Wireless
8 5 (3.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) DB2
3 4 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.08%) Power BI
5 2 (1.39%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.69%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
1 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (18.06%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.86%) Retail
4 6 (4.17%) Banking
4 6 (4.17%) Legal
5 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Automotive
6 3 (2.08%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (19.44%) Analyst
2 13 (9.03%) Business Analyst
3 11 (7.64%) Operations Analyst
4 10 (6.94%) Administrator
5 8 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
6 7 (4.86%) Security Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Transition Manager
7 6 (4.17%) Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Operations Business Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.17%) Release Manager
7 6 (4.17%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.47%) Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Migration Specialist
9 4 (2.78%) Operations Manager
9 4 (2.78%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) .NET
1 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (1.39%) JSON
1 2 (1.39%) Middleware
1 2 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.69%) ADO
2 1 (0.69%) LAMP
2 1 (0.69%) OAuth
2 1 (0.69%) OpenID
2 1 (0.69%) SAML
2 1 (0.69%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.36%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.47%) PKI
5 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.78%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.08%) CMDB
7 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.39%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.39%) PMI
8 1 (0.69%) BBC
8 1 (0.69%) CESG
8 1 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.69%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) EPoS
8 1 (0.69%) Equities
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.28%) Unix
2 16 (11.11%) Windows
3 15 (10.42%) Linux
4 9 (6.25%) Solaris
4 9 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.08%) AIX
5 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) HPUX
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.03%) ITIL
2 33 (22.92%) Change Management
3 28 (19.44%) Project Management
4 27 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 22 (15.28%) Root Cause Analysis
6 21 (14.58%) Performance Management
7 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
8 16 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (11.11%) Information Security
9 14 (9.72%) Release Management
9 14 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (9.03%) Migration
10 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
10 13 (9.03%) Service Delivery
10 13 (9.03%) Service Management
11 12 (8.33%) Business Continuity
11 12 (8.33%) Data Protection
11 12 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 12 (8.33%) Problem Management
12 11 (7.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) SQL
2 6 (4.17%) Perl
2 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 6 (4.17%) VB
3 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.78%) VBA
4 3 (2.08%) R
4 3 (2.08%) Tcl
5 2 (1.39%) C#
5 2 (1.39%) Java
5 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.69%) C
6 1 (0.69%) PHP
6 1 (0.69%) Python
6 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.50%) Degree
3 14 (9.72%) AAT
3 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.25%) CISSP
5 7 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.17%) CEH
6 6 (4.17%) CISM
7 4 (2.78%) CCA
7 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.08%) CCNA
8 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.08%) MCSE
8 3 (2.08%) PMP
8 3 (2.08%) RHCE
9 2 (1.39%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (1.39%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.50%) SLA
2 7 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (2.78%) RMADS
4 4 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.39%) COBIT
5 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.39%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.69%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.69%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.69%) Val IT
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Firmware
2 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) MOM
2 6 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.47%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (2.08%) Netcool
5 3 (2.08%) Puppet
5 3 (2.08%) SCCM
6 2 (1.39%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.69%) QRadar
7 1 (0.69%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) Oracle
2 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.25%) BMC
3 9 (6.25%) VMware
4 8 (5.56%) Cisco
5 7 (4.86%) F5
6 6 (4.17%) CA
6 6 (4.17%) HP
6 6 (4.17%) IBM
6 6 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 6 (4.17%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.47%) Juniper
7 5 (3.47%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.47%) Sybase
8 4 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (2.08%) Citrix
9 3 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.08%) Remedy
10 2 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.39%) SAP