The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 565 517 504
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -13
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 42 65 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 22
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£426 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £303 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 29 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 22 May 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
England -52 37 £415 +10.29% 24
London -20 13 £468 +8.09% 7
South East -11 10 £388 -8.82% 7
East of England +12 5 £350 +7.69% 4
Hampshire - 5 £388 -
Oxfordshire -18 4 £313 -26.47%
Southampton - 4 £388 -
City of London +6 3 £478 +27.46%
Hertfordshire +2 3 £350 +7.69% 3
West Midlands -7 3 £575 - 1
Oxford -10 3 £350 -17.64%
North Yorkshire - 2 £390 -
Yorkshire - 2 £390 - 1
Solihull +3 1 - -
County Antrim +2 1 £90 -
Belfast 0 1 £90 -
Northern Ireland -1 1 £90 -
Berkshire -9 1 £415 - 2
South West -11 1 - - 4
Scotland - 1 £500 -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £525 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 £500 -
Ipswich - 1 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £350 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (34.31%) ITIL
2 32 (31.37%) Project Management
3 29 (28.43%) Service Delivery
4 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
5 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
6 21 (20.59%) Change Management
6 21 (20.59%) Finance
7 20 (19.61%) VMware
7 20 (19.61%) Service Management
8 18 (17.65%) Windows
9 14 (13.73%) SLA
10 13 (12.75%) DV Cleared
11 12 (11.76%) Line Management
12 11 (10.78%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (9.80%) Resource Management
14 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
14 9 (8.82%) Cisco
14 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
14 9 (8.82%) Linux
14 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
14 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (8.82%) Management Information System
15 8 (7.84%) MCSE
15 8 (7.84%) Oracle
15 8 (7.84%) DNS
15 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (7.84%) Problem Management
15 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (7.84%) Supplier Management

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.94%) IIS
2 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.98%) Lync
4 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Project
2 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.98%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) IaaS
2 2 (1.96%) SaaS
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.84%) DNS
3 7 (6.86%) DHCP
4 6 (5.88%) LAN
4 6 (5.88%) WAN
5 5 (4.90%) Firewall
6 4 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.94%) Network Security
7 3 (2.94%) Internet
7 3 (2.94%) SAN
8 1 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.98%) SSH
8 1 (0.98%) LDAP
8 1 (0.98%) ATM
8 1 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
General
1 21 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Retail
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Marketing
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.98%) Billing
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) Service Manager
2 15 (14.71%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (8.82%) Resource Manager
3 9 (8.82%) Designer
3 9 (8.82%) Operations Manager
4 8 (7.84%) Services Delivery Manager
4 8 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 4 (3.92%) Administrator
6 4 (3.92%) Architect
6 4 (3.92%) Consultant
6 4 (3.92%) Change Manager
6 4 (3.92%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.94%) IT Operations Manager
7 3 (2.94%) Head of Operations
7 3 (2.94%) Team Leader
7 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.94%) Analyst
7 3 (2.94%) Senior Manager
7 3 (2.94%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Middleware
2 3 (2.94%) Web Services
2 3 (2.94%) EDI
3 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 2 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.90%) NHS
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) PKI
4 3 (2.94%) CMDB
5 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.98%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.98%) iSeries
6 1 (0.98%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Online Games
6 1 (0.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.86%) UNIX
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.94%) Solaris
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.31%) ITIL
2 32 (31.37%) Project Management
3 29 (28.43%) Service Delivery
4 21 (20.59%) Change Management
5 20 (19.61%) Service Management
6 12 (11.76%) Line Management
7 10 (9.80%) Resource Management
8 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.84%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.84%) Supplier Management
10 7 (6.86%) Capacity Management
10 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.86%) Business Continuity
11 6 (5.88%) Information Security
11 6 (5.88%) ITSM
12 5 (4.90%) Migration
12 5 (4.90%) Transition Management
13 4 (3.92%) People Management
13 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) SQL
2 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.96%) C
2 2 (1.96%) C#
2 2 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (0.98%) Bourne shell
3 1 (0.98%) C-shell
3 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.98%) Perl
3 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.75%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.78%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.84%) MCSE
5 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.86%) Degree
7 6 (5.88%) CCNA
7 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.94%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.96%) CISA
9 2 (1.96%) MCP
9 2 (1.96%) PMP
9 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.98%) CISSP
10 1 (0.98%) CISM
10 1 (0.98%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.73%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.96%) QA
4 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
2 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) vSphere
4 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.96%) vCloud
6 1 (0.98%) UAG
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.98%) Firmware
6 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (2.94%) HP SIM
1 3 (2.94%) vMotion
2 2 (1.96%) Hyperic
2 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (0.98%) SCCM
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.98%) MOM
3 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.61%) VMware
3 9 (8.82%) Cisco
4 8 (7.84%) Oracle
5 6 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.92%) HP
7 3 (2.94%) Dell
7 3 (2.94%) IBM
8 2 (1.96%) McAfee
8 2 (1.96%) Sophos
8 2 (1.96%) EMC
8 2 (1.96%) Citrix
8 2 (1.96%) Lumension
9 1 (0.98%) F5
9 1 (0.98%) Qualys
9 1 (0.98%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.98%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.98%) Sun
9 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.98%) Juniper
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