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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 573 554 523
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -31
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 60 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 37
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£427 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.72% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.00

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +6 60 £427 -5.16% 23
London +27 33 £388 -18.84% 7
South East -23 15 £427 +17.72% 4
Berkshire +2 6 £575 -
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £408 +36.00%
Milton Keynes -4 5 £408 +36.00%
Croydon - 4 £511 -
East of England +4 3 £500 +33.33% 1
Hampshire -1 3 £413 +87.50% 4
North West -38 3 £750 +57.89% 4
South West - 3 £825 - 4
Bristol - 3 £825 - 1
Bedfordshire +11 2 £500 - 1
City of London +9 2 £303 - 3
Cheshire -12 2 £775 +47.61% 1
Chiswick - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £775 -
West Midlands +5 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -27 1 - -
Yorkshire -28 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 £370 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (40.78%) ITIL
2 31 (30.10%) Service Management
3 28 (27.18%) Finance
4 26 (25.24%) Project Management
5 25 (24.27%) Service Delivery
6 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
7 18 (17.48%) Change Management
8 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
9 13 (12.62%) ITSM
9 13 (12.62%) Windows
9 13 (12.62%) People Management
10 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (11.65%) UNIX
10 12 (11.65%) Linux
10 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (11.65%) Incident Management
11 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
11 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
11 10 (9.71%) TCP/IP
11 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (9.71%) Cisco
12 9 (8.74%) SLA
12 9 (8.74%) Degree
12 9 (8.74%) Marketing
13 8 (7.77%) Resource Management
13 8 (7.77%) Time Management
13 8 (7.77%) Business Continuity
13 8 (7.77%) DNS
13 8 (7.77%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (7.77%) MCSE

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.88%) Lync
2 3 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Project
3 2 (1.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.77%) DNS
3 7 (6.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.88%) SSH
4 4 (3.88%) LDAP
5 3 (2.91%) DHCP
5 3 (2.91%) Firewall
5 3 (2.91%) Network Security
6 2 (1.94%) DVB
7 1 (0.97%) Wireless
7 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.97%) HTTP
7 1 (0.97%) LAN
7 1 (0.97%) WAN
7 1 (0.97%) Internet
7 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.94%) Apache Hive
1 2 (1.94%) Big Data
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Marketing
3 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Legal
4 4 (3.88%) Law
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.91%) Billing
5 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.94%) Electronics
6 2 (1.94%) Publishing
7 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Service Manager
2 12 (11.65%) Analyst
3 10 (9.71%) Resource Manager
3 10 (9.71%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (8.74%) Operations Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Services Delivery Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Head of Operations
6 6 (5.83%) Architect
6 6 (5.83%) Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Messaging Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Data Manager
9 3 (2.91%) Call Centre Manager
9 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (1.94%) Systems Manager
10 2 (1.94%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (1.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) Middleware
2 2 (1.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.88%) Clustering
2 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.91%) PKI
4 2 (1.94%) IPTV
4 2 (1.94%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.94%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.97%) PMI
5 1 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Life Science
5 1 (0.97%) CMDB
5 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.97%) iSeries
5 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.97%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Linux
2 12 (11.65%) UNIX
3 8 (7.77%) Solaris
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) ITIL
2 31 (30.10%) Service Management
3 26 (25.24%) Project Management
4 25 (24.27%) Service Delivery
5 18 (17.48%) Change Management
6 13 (12.62%) ITSM
6 13 (12.62%) People Management
7 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (11.65%) Incident Management
8 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.77%) Resource Management
9 8 (7.77%) Time Management
9 8 (7.77%) Business Continuity
9 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (6.80%) Capacity Management
11 6 (5.83%) SIEM
11 6 (5.83%) Business Development
11 6 (5.83%) Supplier Management
11 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.83%) Perl
2 4 (3.88%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) Python
2 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
2 4 (3.88%) Bourne shell
2 4 (3.88%) C-shell
3 3 (2.91%) C
4 2 (1.94%) C#
4 2 (1.94%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.94%) VBScript
4 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.74%) Degree
4 8 (7.77%) MCSE
4 8 (7.77%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (6.80%) CISSP
6 6 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.83%) CCNA
7 5 (4.85%) GCIA
7 5 (4.85%) GCIH
7 5 (4.85%) CEH
7 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.91%) PMP
9 3 (2.91%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.94%) CISA
10 2 (1.94%) CISM
10 2 (1.94%) MCSA
10 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) SLA
2 5 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.91%) QA
4 2 (1.94%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.97%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.91%) vSphere
3 2 (1.94%) vCloud
3 2 (1.94%) HDFS
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.97%) UAG
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.94%) SCOM
3 2 (1.94%) Ambari
3 2 (1.94%) vMotion
4 1 (0.97%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.71%) Cisco
3 8 (7.77%) ServiceNow
4 7 (6.80%) Oracle
5 6 (5.83%) EMC
5 6 (5.83%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.83%) VMware
6 5 (4.85%) Sourcefire
6 5 (4.85%) Fortinet
6 5 (4.85%) Qualys
6 5 (4.85%) F5
6 5 (4.85%) Symantec
6 5 (4.85%) Juniper
7 4 (3.88%) Sun
8 3 (2.91%) HP
9 2 (1.94%) CommVault
9 2 (1.94%) Apple
9 2 (1.94%) PayPal
9 2 (1.94%) Veeam
9 2 (1.94%) 3PAR
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