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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 546 501 531
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +30
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 49 77 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 23
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£390 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £171 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £541 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £399 £425
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £174.50 -

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
41296 38155 37115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 73.78% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26858 23661 21624
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1161 1471
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -37 48 £390 +4.00% 16
South East +2 23 £350 -33.33% 6
London -12 13 £650 +73.33% 5
Berkshire +10 10 £350 -33.33%
North West -7 8 £450 +157.14% 2
Merseyside - 5 - -
Kent - 4 £305 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Newbury - 4 £350 -
City of London +19 3 - - 2
Hampshire -23 3 £325 - 2
Reading - 3 £390 -
West Malling - 2 £350 -
Preston - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Manchester -15 1 £450 +44.00%
East of England -16 1 £170 -64.21%
Norfolk - 1 £170 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £425 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £400 - 1
Southampton - 1 £325 -
Stirling - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Watford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 36 (33.64%) Project Management
2 31 (28.97%) ITIL
3 30 (28.04%) Finance
4 26 (24.30%) Service Delivery
5 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
6 23 (21.50%) Security Cleared
7 19 (17.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (15.89%) Service Management
9 16 (14.95%) Windows
10 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
11 13 (12.15%) Change Management
11 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
11 13 (12.15%) SLA
12 12 (11.21%) Linux
12 12 (11.21%) Performance Management
12 12 (11.21%) Retail
12 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (10.28%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (10.28%) MS Project
13 11 (10.28%) MS Office
13 11 (10.28%) VMware
13 11 (10.28%) Workflow
13 11 (10.28%) Business Continuity
14 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
14 10 (9.35%) Supplier Management
14 10 (9.35%) Line Management
15 9 (8.41%) ITIL V3
15 9 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
15 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.28%) MS Project
2 11 (10.28%) MS Office
3 7 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (6.54%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) SAN
2 3 (2.80%) CTI
3 2 (1.87%) DNS
3 2 (1.87%) SMTP
3 2 (1.87%) IMAP
3 2 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.93%) LTE
4 1 (0.93%) 4G
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) 3G
4 1 (0.93%) 2G
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) DataStax
3 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (28.04%) Finance
2 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.21%) Retail
4 7 (6.54%) Billing
4 7 (6.54%) Legal
5 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (19.63%) Operations Manager
2 14 (13.08%) Consultant
2 14 (13.08%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.48%) Service Manager
4 6 (5.61%) Operations Consultant
5 5 (4.67%) Storage Consultant
5 5 (4.67%) IT Operations Manager
5 5 (4.67%) Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Change Manager
6 4 (3.74%) Architect
6 4 (3.74%) Team Leader
6 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 4 (3.74%) Operations Project Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Sales Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Technical Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 2 (1.87%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (1.87%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (1.87%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) Visualforce
1 3 (2.80%) EDI
2 2 (1.87%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.93%) jQuery
3 1 (0.93%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) SOAP
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) XSL
3 1 (0.93%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.74%) User Experience
4 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.87%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) SCADA
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Windows
2 12 (11.21%) Linux
3 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.74%) UNIX
6 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.80%) Solaris
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.87%) CentOS
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.64%) Project Management
2 31 (28.97%) ITIL
3 26 (24.30%) Service Delivery
4 19 (17.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (15.89%) Service Management
6 13 (12.15%) Change Management
7 12 (11.21%) Performance Management
8 11 (10.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (10.28%) Workflow
8 11 (10.28%) Business Continuity
9 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.35%) Supplier Management
9 10 (9.35%) Line Management
10 9 (8.41%) ITIL V3
10 9 (8.41%) Migration
11 8 (7.48%) Six Sigma
11 8 (7.48%) Programme Management
11 8 (7.48%) Coaching
12 7 (6.54%) Business Analysis
12 7 (6.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.80%) Apex Code
2 2 (1.87%) Perl
2 2 (1.87%) SQL
3 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.93%) ABAP
3 1 (0.93%) C
3 1 (0.93%) C#
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) Degree
4 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.67%) MCSE
5 4 (3.74%) PMP
5 4 (3.74%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.80%) MCP
7 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) HND
8 1 (0.93%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) SLA
2 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) vSphere
3 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.80%) vCloud
5 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.87%) Firmware
5 2 (1.87%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Ionix
2 4 (3.74%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.87%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.28%) VMware
3 6 (5.61%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (5.61%) EMC
3 6 (5.61%) Fujitsu
4 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 5 (4.67%) McAfee
5 4 (3.74%) SAP
5 4 (3.74%) HP
5 4 (3.74%) Lumension
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix
6 3 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.80%) Sophos
7 2 (1.87%) Lotus
8 1 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.93%) Endeca
8 1 (0.93%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.93%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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