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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 585 541 522
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -19
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 43 74 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 32
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£416 £420 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £525 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -22.50%
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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 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 30 July 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 -54 43 £416 -0.95% 16
South East -12 18 £416 +4.00% 5
London -12 12 £419 -1.47% 4
Berkshire +8 6 £575 +53.33% 2
East of England +2 6 £375 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £408 +16.57%
Milton Keynes -3 5 £408 +16.57%
Hampshire - 4 £400 -
South West -8 3 £825 +94.11% 1
Hertfordshire -10 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Bristol - 3 £825 -
West Midlands -1 2 £525 -
Basingstoke - 2 £400 -
Croydon - 2 £363 -
Birmingham +6 1 £525 -
Essex -8 1 - -
Oxford -15 1 £350 -
North West -20 1 £375 -28.57% 4
Oxfordshire -23 1 £350 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £700 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £350 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Cumbria - 1 £375 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £425 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 36 (37.89%) ITIL
2 27 (28.42%) Project Management
2 27 (28.42%) Finance
3 26 (27.37%) Service Delivery
4 24 (25.26%) Service Management
5 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
6 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 19 (20.00%) Windows
8 18 (18.95%) Change Management
9 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
10 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (11.58%) Linux
11 11 (11.58%) UNIX
11 11 (11.58%) SLA
12 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
12 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
12 10 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (10.53%) ITSM
13 9 (9.47%) Resource Management
13 9 (9.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (9.47%) People Management
14 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
14 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
14 8 (8.42%) Marketing
14 8 (8.42%) Degree
14 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
14 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (8.42%) Cisco
14 8 (8.42%) MCSE

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.11%) Lync
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) BASE24
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) SaaS
2 2 (2.11%) PaaS
2 2 (2.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (7.37%) DNS
3 7 (7.37%) Firewall
4 6 (6.32%) DHCP
5 4 (4.21%) LAN
5 4 (4.21%) WAN
5 4 (4.21%) Network Security
6 3 (3.16%) Internet
7 1 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.05%) Wireless
7 1 (1.05%) SSH
7 1 (1.05%) Intranet
7 1 (1.05%) LDAP
7 1 (1.05%) ATM
7 1 (1.05%) HTTP
7 1 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Marketing
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Publishing
5 2 (2.11%) Games
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Electronics
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Service Manager
2 13 (13.68%) Delivery Manager
3 12 (12.63%) Operations Manager
4 11 (11.58%) Resource Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Technical Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Head of Operations
8 5 (5.26%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.21%) IT Operations Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.16%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.16%) Call Centre Manager
11 2 (2.11%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) Web Services
3 2 (2.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.21%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) PKI
3 3 (3.16%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.05%) PMI
5 1 (1.05%) Life Science
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Online Games
5 1 (1.05%) iSeries
5 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.05%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
2 11 (11.58%) UNIX
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.26%) Solaris
4 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) ITIL
2 27 (28.42%) Project Management
3 26 (27.37%) Service Delivery
4 24 (25.26%) Service Management
5 18 (18.95%) Change Management
6 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.53%) ITSM
7 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.47%) Resource Management
8 9 (9.47%) People Management
9 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
10 7 (7.37%) Capacity Management
10 7 (7.37%) Supplier Management
11 6 (6.32%) Information Security
11 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
11 6 (6.32%) SIEM
11 6 (6.32%) Business Development
12 5 (5.26%) Analytics
12 5 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) VBScript
2 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.11%) C
2 2 (2.11%) C#
2 2 (2.11%) Java
2 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) Bourne shell
3 1 (1.05%) C-shell
3 1 (1.05%) Perl
3 1 (1.05%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.42%) MCSE
4 8 (8.42%) Degree
4 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.32%) CCNA
5 6 (6.32%) CISSP
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.21%) GCIA
6 4 (4.21%) GCIH
6 4 (4.21%) CEH
7 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.16%) PMP
7 3 (3.16%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.11%) CISA
8 2 (2.11%) CISM
8 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.11%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) SLA
2 6 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.16%) QA
5 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.05%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) UAG
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) SCOM
2 2 (2.11%) vMotion
3 1 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.05%) MOM
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Cisco
3 7 (7.37%) VMware
4 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.26%) Symantec
5 5 (5.26%) Sourcefire
5 5 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 5 (5.26%) Qualys
5 5 (5.26%) F5
5 5 (5.26%) Juniper
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle
6 3 (3.16%) Citrix
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.11%) CommVault
7 2 (2.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.11%) EMC
8 1 (1.05%) Sun
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) Progress
8 1 (1.05%) Sybase
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