The first table below looks at the demand for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 522 516 537
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 68 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 23
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£400 £500 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £326 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £379
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +32.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
England +6 62 £400 -20.00% 18
London +15 24 £425 -12.37% 4
South East -13 17 £400 -27.27% 5
East of England - 6 £350 - 1
City of London +31 5 £313 -43.09% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £250 -
Berkshire 0 4 £375 - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £500 +42.85%
Essex - 4 £375 -
Birmingham 0 2 - -
North West -6 2 £525 - 2
South West -39 2 £364 +6.98% 3
Surrey - 2 £512 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Reading - 2 - - 1
Manchester -1 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (35.83%) Project Management
2 41 (34.17%) Service Delivery
3 34 (28.33%) ITIL
3 34 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 32 (26.67%) Finance
4 32 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 25 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 24 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 23 (19.17%) CMDB
7 23 (19.17%) Capacity Management
8 22 (18.33%) SolarWinds
9 21 (17.50%) Portfolio Management
10 20 (16.67%) SAP
10 20 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (15.83%) Service Management
12 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (13.33%) Web Services
14 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (11.67%) PRINCE2
16 12 (10.00%) Oracle
16 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 11 (9.17%) SLA
17 11 (9.17%) Legal
17 11 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (8.33%) Change Management
18 10 (8.33%) GIS
18 10 (8.33%) Windows
19 8 (6.67%) UML
19 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 8 (6.67%) ITSM

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.00%) MS Project
3 5 (4.17%) MS Office
4 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) CTI
2 4 (3.33%) SAN
3 3 (2.50%) Firewall
3 3 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (1.67%) LAN
4 2 (1.67%) WAN
4 2 (1.67%) SMTP
4 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.67%) DNS
4 2 (1.67%) 2G
4 2 (1.67%) 3G
4 2 (1.67%) IMAP
4 2 (1.67%) 4G
4 2 (1.67%) LTE
4 2 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (26.67%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Legal
3 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.17%) Banking
4 5 (4.17%) Retail
5 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.50%) Analyst
2 21 (17.50%) Project Manager
3 16 (13.33%) Operations Manager
4 14 (11.67%) Consultant
5 12 (10.00%) Service Manager
6 10 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.67%) IT Operations Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Business Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.33%) Storage Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Operations Consultant
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Support Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Change Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.67%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (1.67%) XSL
2 2 (1.67%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) SOAP
3 1 (0.83%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) CMDB
2 10 (8.33%) GIS
3 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.33%) PMI
5 2 (1.67%) NHS
5 2 (1.67%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.67%) Statistics
5 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.33%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) UNIX
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.67%) Solaris
4 2 (1.67%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.83%) Project Management
2 41 (34.17%) Service Delivery
3 34 (28.33%) ITIL
4 24 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 23 (19.17%) Capacity Management
6 21 (17.50%) Portfolio Management
7 20 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (15.83%) Service Management
9 14 (11.67%) PRINCE2
10 11 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (8.33%) Change Management
12 8 (6.67%) UML
12 8 (6.67%) ITSM
12 8 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 7 (5.83%) Problem Management
13 7 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (5.83%) Test Management
13 7 (5.83%) Test Scripting
13 7 (5.83%) Six Sigma
14 6 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) SQL
2 4 (3.33%) C
3 2 (1.67%) Perl
3 2 (1.67%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (6.67%) Degree
4 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.33%) ISEB
5 4 (3.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.67%) MCSE
6 2 (1.67%) PMP
6 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.67%) CISSP
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.67%) MBA
6 2 (1.67%) CISM
6 2 (1.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.83%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.83%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) vCloud
4 2 (1.67%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) MOM
1 4 (3.33%) Ionix
2 1 (0.83%) SCOM
2 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.83%) OpenView
2 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.33%) SolarWinds
3 20 (16.67%) SAP
4 12 (10.00%) Oracle
5 4 (3.33%) Retek
5 4 (3.33%) EMC
6 3 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.67%) Lotus
7 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.67%) Apple
7 2 (1.67%) HP
7 2 (1.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.83%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.83%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.83%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.83%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) McAfee
8 1 (0.83%) Sun
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix
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