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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 574 584 581
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 66 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 32
Average daily rate £440 £438 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +12.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £625 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 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 -5 62 £430 -1.71% 18
London -8 22 £513 +7.21% 6
South East -12 17 £420 +5.00% 5
Berkshire +9 7 £400 -8.57%
North West - 7 £700 - 1
Hampshire 0 6 £428 +10.32%
Yorkshire +2 5 - - 1
Leeds +1 5 - -
West Yorkshire -2 5 - -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £248 - 2
North East - 5 £248 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £248 - 2
Reading -5 4 £400 -8.57%
West Midlands -12 4 - -
Scotland -16 4 £600 -14.28%
Cumbria - 4 - - 1
Winchester - 4 £430 -
Oxfordshire +6 2 £384 +39.54%
Edinburgh -8 2 £550 -21.42%
Glasgow - 2 £700 -
West Sussex - 2 £443 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £700 -
Walsall - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £700 -
Southampton +12 1 £400 +3.22%
East of England +8 1 £500 +17.64% 3
Oxford +5 1 £368 -
Ipswich - 1 £500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £335 - 1

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 46 (32.86%) ITIL
2 27 (19.29%) Service Management
2 27 (19.29%) Finance
3 22 (15.71%) Service Delivery
4 21 (15.00%) Change Management
4 21 (15.00%) Service Design
5 20 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 20 (14.29%) SLA
6 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
7 18 (12.86%) Management Information System
7 18 (12.86%) Information Security
7 18 (12.86%) Degree
8 17 (12.14%) Incident Management
9 16 (11.43%) Linux
9 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
10 15 (10.71%) Analytics
10 15 (10.71%) Oracle
10 15 (10.71%) BMC
11 14 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 14 (10.00%) SQL
12 13 (9.29%) Unix
12 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (9.29%) Data Protection
13 12 (8.57%) Migration
13 12 (8.57%) ITSM
13 12 (8.57%) Middleware
14 11 (7.86%) Project Management
14 11 (7.86%) SAN
14 11 (7.86%) IBM

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.71%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.71%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.71%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.14%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.71%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.86%) Firewall
1 11 (7.86%) SAN
2 10 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.00%) DNS
4 6 (4.29%) LAN
4 6 (4.29%) SSL
4 6 (4.29%) VPN
5 5 (3.57%) DHCP
5 5 (3.57%) WAN
6 4 (2.86%) BGP
6 4 (2.86%) DDNS
6 4 (2.86%) DSL
6 4 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.86%) IPsec
6 4 (2.86%) MPLS
6 4 (2.86%) Network Security
6 4 (2.86%) OSPF
6 4 (2.86%) TACACS
6 4 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.86%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.86%) DB2
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.14%) Power BI
5 1 (0.71%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.71%) Maven
1 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 27 (19.29%) Finance
2 11 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.29%) Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Legal
5 3 (2.14%) Automotive
5 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.14%) Publishing
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) German Language
7 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (16.43%) Analyst
2 15 (10.71%) Architect
3 14 (10.00%) Consultant
4 13 (9.29%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (9.29%) Service Manager
5 8 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.71%) Operations Manager
5 8 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 6 (4.29%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (3.57%) Management Consultant
7 5 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (3.57%) Service Architect
7 5 (3.57%) Service Management Consultant
8 4 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.86%) IT Operations Manager
8 4 (2.86%) Lead Architect
8 4 (2.86%) Migration Specialist
8 4 (2.86%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) Middleware
2 2 (1.43%) .NET
2 2 (1.43%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.43%) EDI
2 2 (1.43%) JSON
2 2 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.71%) Java EE
3 1 (0.71%) OAuth
3 1 (0.71%) OpenID
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.71%) SAML
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.43%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.86%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.14%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.14%) PKI
7 2 (1.43%) BBC
7 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.71%) CMDB
8 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.71%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) Life Science
8 1 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Linux
2 13 (9.29%) Unix
3 10 (7.14%) Windows
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.00%) MVS
6 6 (4.29%) VME
7 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Solaris
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) AIX
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.86%) ITIL
2 27 (19.29%) Service Management
3 22 (15.71%) Service Delivery
4 21 (15.00%) Change Management
4 21 (15.00%) Service Design
5 20 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 18 (12.86%) Information Security
7 17 (12.14%) Incident Management
8 15 (10.71%) Analytics
9 14 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (9.29%) Data Protection
11 12 (8.57%) ITSM
11 12 (8.57%) Migration
12 11 (7.86%) Project Management
13 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.43%) Business Analysis
14 9 (6.43%) Performance Management
14 9 (6.43%) SIEM
15 8 (5.71%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) SQL
2 5 (3.57%) Perl
2 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.86%) C#
3 4 (2.86%) VB
3 4 (2.86%) VBA
4 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.14%) R
5 2 (1.43%) Java
5 2 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.86%) Degree
3 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.71%) CISSP
5 6 (4.29%) CEH
5 6 (4.29%) CISM
6 4 (2.86%) AAT
6 4 (2.86%) CCA
6 4 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.14%) MCSE
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.43%) GCIA
8 2 (1.43%) GCIH
8 2 (1.43%) PMP
8 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.43%) RHCE
8 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.29%) SLA
2 8 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.71%) QA
3 5 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.57%) RMADS
4 4 (2.86%) COBIT
4 4 (2.86%) ISO22301
4 4 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.14%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.43%) Val IT
7 1 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.71%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) Firmware
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) MOM
2 4 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (2.14%) RSA Security Analytics
3 3 (2.14%) SCCM
4 2 (1.43%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.71%) QRadar
5 1 (0.71%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.71%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (10.71%) BMC
1 15 (10.71%) Oracle
2 11 (7.86%) IBM
3 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.29%) Fujitsu
5 5 (3.57%) Cisco
5 5 (3.57%) F5
5 5 (3.57%) HP
6 4 (2.86%) CA
6 4 (2.86%) Forcepoint
6 4 (2.86%) Juniper
6 4 (2.86%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.86%) Remedy
6 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.14%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.14%) Citrix
7 3 (2.14%) NetWitness
7 3 (2.14%) Qualys
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