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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 543 555 538
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 83 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 35 29
Average daily rate £550 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £335 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £13.65 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+215.01% -17.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £13.65 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £36.50 £142.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £13.65 £174.50
% change year-on-year
+215.01% -92.17%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Operations Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 80 £550 +29.41% 27
London +27 32 £550 +4.76% 12
South East +6 18 £425 +6.25% 6
North West -13 9 £575 +31.42% 1
Leeds - 7 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £650 -
Yorkshire - 7 £650 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £500 -
Cheshire - 6 £625 -
West Sussex +11 5 £550 +30.95% 1
Berkshire -5 5 £375 +7.14% 1
Worthing - 5 £550 - 1
Warrington - 5 £675 -
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Milton Keynes +6 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Walsall - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
South West +4 3 £400 +6.66%
Surrey -7 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 -
Croydon - 3 £338 -
Northampton - 3 £500 -
Preston +2 2 - -
Lancashire 0 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £550 -
Reigate - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £425 -
Slough - 2 £340 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 55 (32.35%) ITIL
2 38 (22.35%) Service Management
3 35 (20.59%) Finance
4 32 (18.82%) Incident Management
5 26 (15.29%) ITIL V3
6 25 (14.71%) Analytics
7 24 (14.12%) Linux
7 24 (14.12%) SLA
8 22 (12.94%) Unix
8 22 (12.94%) Service Delivery
8 22 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (12.35%) Firewall
9 21 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (11.76%) Management Information System
10 20 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (11.76%) Degree
11 19 (11.18%) Information Security
11 19 (11.18%) Change Management
12 18 (10.59%) ITSM
12 18 (10.59%) Security Cleared
13 17 (10.00%) PCI DSS
13 17 (10.00%) Risk Management
13 17 (10.00%) Business Continuity
13 17 (10.00%) Windows
14 16 (9.41%) Data Centre
15 15 (8.82%) Information Assurance
15 15 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (8.24%) Legal
16 14 (8.24%) Asset Management
16 14 (8.24%) Oracle

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (4.12%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.18%) Node.js
3 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.12%) MS Office
3 4 (2.35%) MS Project
4 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.59%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.59%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.94%) SoftLayer
4 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.76%) Google Compute Engine
5 3 (1.76%) IaaS
5 3 (1.76%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (1.76%) PaaS
5 3 (1.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.35%) Firewall
2 11 (6.47%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.47%) VPN
3 10 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (4.12%) DNS
5 6 (3.53%) Network Security
6 5 (2.94%) LAN
7 4 (2.35%) BGP
7 4 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.35%) DVB
7 4 (2.35%) Internet
7 4 (2.35%) OSPF
7 4 (2.35%) SSL
7 4 (2.35%) WAN
8 3 (1.76%) BT 21CN
8 3 (1.76%) IPsec
8 3 (1.76%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.76%) SSH
8 3 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.59%) Big Data
5 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.59%) MySQL
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.59%) QlikView
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.59%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.59%) Maven
2 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 35 (20.59%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Legal
3 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.29%) Retail
5 8 (4.71%) Banking
6 5 (2.94%) Law
6 5 (2.94%) Marketing
6 5 (2.94%) Publishing
7 3 (1.76%) Games
7 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Back Office
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) German Language
9 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (14.71%) Architect
2 23 (13.53%) Service Manager
3 18 (10.59%) Analyst
4 12 (7.06%) Consultant
4 12 (7.06%) Operations Manager
5 11 (6.47%) Security Specialist
6 10 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
6 10 (5.88%) Information Specialist
7 9 (5.29%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (4.12%) Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Messaging Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Service Desk Manager
11 5 (2.94%) Management Consultant
11 5 (2.94%) Service Management Consultant
11 5 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.24%) Middleware
2 4 (2.35%) .NET
2 4 (2.35%) Web Services
3 2 (1.18%) EDI
4 1 (0.59%) Java EE
4 1 (0.59%) OAuth
4 1 (0.59%) OpenID
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.59%) REST
4 1 (0.59%) RESTful
4 1 (0.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 16 (9.41%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.47%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.12%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.12%) Smart Meter
6 6 (3.53%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.94%) NHS
7 5 (2.94%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (2.94%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.35%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.76%) Online Games
10 2 (1.18%) IPTV
10 2 (1.18%) PKI
11 1 (0.59%) BBC
11 1 (0.59%) CMDB
11 1 (0.59%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.59%) Informatics
11 1 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.12%) Linux
2 22 (12.94%) Unix
3 17 (10.00%) Windows
4 11 (6.47%) Solaris
5 7 (4.12%) MVS
6 6 (3.53%) VME
7 5 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.59%) AIX
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.35%) ITIL
2 38 (22.35%) Service Management
3 32 (18.82%) Incident Management
4 26 (15.29%) ITIL V3
5 25 (14.71%) Analytics
6 22 (12.94%) Service Delivery
7 21 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (11.18%) Change Management
8 19 (11.18%) Information Security
9 18 (10.59%) ITSM
10 17 (10.00%) Business Continuity
10 17 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 15 (8.82%) Information Assurance
11 15 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (8.24%) Asset Management
12 14 (8.24%) Data Protection
12 14 (8.24%) Project Management
13 12 (7.06%) People Management
13 12 (7.06%) Security Management
14 11 (6.47%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.88%) Perl
2 8 (4.71%) Python
3 5 (2.94%) C++
3 5 (2.94%) Java
3 5 (2.94%) PHP
3 5 (2.94%) SQL
4 4 (2.35%) C
4 4 (2.35%) C#
4 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.76%) Bourne shell
5 3 (1.76%) C-shell
5 3 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) Degree
2 18 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.65%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.29%) GCIA
5 9 (5.29%) GCIH
6 8 (4.71%) CISSP
7 7 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.53%) CEH
9 5 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.76%) GCED
11 3 (1.76%) GIAC
11 3 (1.76%) PMP
12 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.18%) MCSA
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.12%) SLA
2 20 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 14 (8.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (8.24%) RMADS
5 11 (6.47%) JSP 440
6 8 (4.71%) QA
7 6 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (2.35%) COBIT
8 4 (2.35%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.76%) ISO22301
9 3 (1.76%) ISO27002
10 2 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (1.18%) Val IT
11 1 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.59%) ISO13485
System Software
1 7 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.94%) vCloud
3 3 (1.76%) NFS
3 3 (1.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) HDFS
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.53%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (2.94%) RSA enVision
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.76%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.76%) Hyperic
4 3 (1.76%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.18%) MOM
6 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.59%) Ambari
6 1 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.59%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.59%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (8.24%) Oracle
2 12 (7.06%) IBM
3 9 (5.29%) BMC
3 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.71%) Cisco
4 8 (4.71%) VMware
5 7 (4.12%) F5
5 7 (4.12%) Juniper
6 6 (3.53%) EMC
6 6 (3.53%) Fujitsu
6 6 (3.53%) NetApp
6 6 (3.53%) NetWitness
6 6 (3.53%) Qualys
6 6 (3.53%) Sourcefire
7 5 (2.94%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.94%) Google
7 5 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 5 (2.94%) Symantec
8 4 (2.35%) PayPal
8 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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