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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Management
UK
Rank 555 554 553
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 42 75 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 36
Median daily rate £500 £550 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £360 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £624 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +22.85%

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
37065 42986 41665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.79% 82.74% 79.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24644 28105 26278
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1180 1114
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.75 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 24 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -3 41 £500 -9.09% 15
London +11 24 £506 -7.95% 12
South East +10 11 £500 +17.64% 2
Hampshire +14 7 £501 +17.76% 1
Fareham - 6 £588 - 1
City of London +4 3 £500 -9.09% 4
East of England -1 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -
East Midlands +7 2 £355 -29.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 £200 -
Scotland +25 1 - - 1
Reading +21 1 - - 1
Berkshire +9 1 - - 1
Winchester +4 1 £500 +17.64%
West Midlands +2 1 £625 -
West Sussex -12 1 £463 -15.90%
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - 1 £310 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £463 -
Derby - 1 £310 -
Coventry - 1 £625 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 38 (40.43%) ITIL
2 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (24.47%) Service Management
4 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
6 16 (17.02%) Windows
7 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (13.83%) Finance
7 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
8 12 (12.77%) VMware
8 12 (12.77%) Degree
8 12 (12.77%) Firewall
8 12 (12.77%) ITSM
9 11 (11.70%) Linux
9 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
10 10 (10.64%) DNS
10 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (10.64%) Project Management
10 10 (10.64%) Migration
10 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
10 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
11 9 (9.57%) IaaS
11 9 (9.57%) DevOps
11 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (9.57%) WAN
11 9 (9.57%) Cisco
12 8 (8.51%) MCSE

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 5 (5.32%) Apache
1 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
4 2 (2.13%) Drupal
4 2 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.57%) IaaS
3 7 (7.45%) PaaS
4 6 (6.38%) Office 365
5 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) Firewall
2 10 (10.64%) DNS
3 9 (9.57%) WAN
4 7 (7.45%) DMZ
4 7 (7.45%) LAN
5 6 (6.38%) SAN
6 5 (5.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (5.32%) SSL
7 4 (4.26%) HTTP
7 4 (4.26%) Network Security
7 4 (4.26%) VPN
7 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.19%) DHCP
8 3 (3.19%) IPsec
8 3 (3.19%) MPLS
8 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.13%) DDNS
9 2 (2.13%) DSL
9 2 (2.13%) Internet
9 2 (2.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.26%) MySQL
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) Big Data
4 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.13%) QlikView
5 1 (1.06%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.06%) DocumentDB
5 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.06%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) JIRA
1 4 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.19%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.06%) MSI
3 1 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Architect
2 11 (11.70%) Analyst
3 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (8.51%) Operations Manager
4 7 (7.45%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Service Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Azure Architect
6 5 (5.32%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Head of Cybersecurity
6 5 (5.32%) Head of Security
6 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Business Requirements Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Consultant
7 4 (4.26%) Designer
7 4 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Head of Operations
7 4 (4.26%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Requirements Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Service Management Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) J2EE
2 4 (4.26%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) OAuth
2 4 (4.26%) SAML
3 3 (3.19%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.13%) LAMP
5 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) jQuery
5 1 (1.06%) Memcached
5 1 (1.06%) REST
5 1 (1.06%) Spring
5 1 (1.06%) Velocity
5 1 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (1.06%) XSL
5 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Clustering
5 2 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.13%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.13%) NHS
5 2 (2.13%) PKI
5 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) CESG
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.06%) iPad
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Windows
2 11 (11.70%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.19%) Unix
5 2 (2.13%) CentOS
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.43%) ITIL
2 23 (24.47%) Service Management
3 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.77%) ITSM
5 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (10.64%) Migration
5 10 (10.64%) Project Management
5 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.57%) DevOps
6 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.51%) ITIL V3
7 8 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (6.38%) Capacity Management
9 6 (6.38%) Scrum
9 6 (6.38%) Security Management
9 6 (6.38%) Security Operations
9 6 (6.38%) User Stories
10 5 (5.32%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.45%) SQL
3 5 (5.32%) Java
4 4 (4.26%) Python
5 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.19%) Ruby
6 2 (2.13%) PHP
6 2 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.77%) Degree
3 9 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.51%) MCSE
4 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.38%) CCNA
5 6 (6.38%) PMP
6 5 (5.32%) PMI Certification
6 5 (5.32%) RHCE
7 4 (4.26%) MCSA
7 4 (4.26%) MCSD
7 4 (4.26%) MCTS
8 3 (3.19%) CISSP
8 3 (3.19%) MCP
9 2 (2.13%) CCA
9 2 (2.13%) CCNP
9 2 (2.13%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) SLA
2 6 (6.38%) QA
3 2 (2.13%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.06%) PMO
4 1 (1.06%) RMADS
4 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.32%) vSphere
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.06%) Varnish
4 1 (1.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.32%) Puppet
2 5 (5.32%) SCOM
3 4 (4.26%) Ansible
3 4 (4.26%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.19%) SCCM
5 2 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.13%) PowerCLI
5 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.13%) WSUS
6 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.06%) vRealize
6 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) VMware
3 9 (9.57%) Cisco
4 8 (8.51%) CA
5 7 (7.45%) Citrix
6 6 (6.38%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.32%) BMC
7 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.26%) Apple
8 4 (4.26%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (4.26%) EMC
8 4 (4.26%) HP
8 4 (4.26%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.26%) Symantec
9 3 (3.19%) Splunk
10 2 (2.13%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.13%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (2.13%) F5
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