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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 533 521 554
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 62 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £295
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +52.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -35.38%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -20 56 £438 -6.91% 18
South East -1 20 £363 -30.95% 7
London +12 14 £475 +1.06% 5
Buckinghamshire - 7 £350 -
North West +6 6 £475 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £448 -
East of England - 6 £375 - 1
Essex - 4 £375 -
Berkshire +11 3 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 3 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £512 - 1
City of London +30 1 - - 1
Manchester -6 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £525 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northumberland - - - - 1

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (37.01%) Project Management
2 45 (35.43%) Service Delivery
3 36 (28.35%) Finance
3 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
4 33 (25.98%) ITIL
5 32 (25.20%) Microsoft
6 25 (19.69%) SC Cleared
7 24 (18.90%) Asset Management
8 23 (18.11%) CMDB
8 23 (18.11%) Capacity Management
9 22 (17.32%) SolarWinds
10 21 (16.54%) Portfolio Management
10 21 (16.54%) Service Management
11 20 (15.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (14.17%) SAP
13 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (12.60%) Web Services
15 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (11.02%) PRINCE2
17 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
18 11 (8.66%) SLA
18 11 (8.66%) Legal
19 10 (7.87%) ITSM
19 10 (7.87%) Six Sigma
19 10 (7.87%) GIS
19 10 (7.87%) Change Management
19 10 (7.87%) Degree
20 9 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
20 9 (7.09%) Business Continuity

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS Project
3 5 (3.94%) MS Office
4 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) CTI
2 5 (3.94%) SAN
3 3 (2.36%) Firewall
4 2 (1.57%) 3G
4 2 (1.57%) 2G
4 2 (1.57%) LAN
4 2 (1.57%) WAN
4 2 (1.57%) SMTP
4 2 (1.57%) DNS
4 2 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.57%) 4G
4 2 (1.57%) LTE
4 2 (1.57%) IMAP
5 1 (0.79%) Internet
5 1 (0.79%) LDAP
5 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (28.35%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Legal
3 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.72%) Retail
5 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.36%) Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Analyst
2 23 (18.11%) Project Manager
3 19 (14.96%) Operations Manager
4 15 (11.81%) Consultant
5 13 (10.24%) Service Manager
6 10 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) IT Operations Manager
8 5 (3.94%) Storage Consultant
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (3.94%) Operations Consultant
9 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Business Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) Support Manager
10 3 (2.36%) Change Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 3 (2.36%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.36%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) XSL
2 2 (1.57%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) SOAP
3 1 (0.79%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) CMDB
2 10 (7.87%) GIS
3 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) PMI
5 2 (1.57%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.57%) NHS
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Windows
2 4 (3.15%) UNIX
2 4 (3.15%) Linux
3 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.36%) Solaris
4 2 (1.57%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.01%) Project Management
2 45 (35.43%) Service Delivery
3 33 (25.98%) ITIL
4 24 (18.90%) Asset Management
5 23 (18.11%) Capacity Management
6 21 (16.54%) Portfolio Management
6 21 (16.54%) Service Management
7 20 (15.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (11.02%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.87%) ITSM
10 10 (7.87%) Six Sigma
10 10 (7.87%) Change Management
11 9 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (7.09%) Business Continuity
12 8 (6.30%) UML
12 8 (6.30%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.30%) Performance Management
12 8 (6.30%) Problem Management
13 7 (5.51%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) C
3 2 (1.57%) Perl
3 2 (1.57%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.69%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) Degree
4 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.15%) ISEB
6 4 (3.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.57%) CISM
8 2 (1.57%) MBA
8 2 (1.57%) MCSE
8 2 (1.57%) PMP
8 2 (1.57%) CISSP
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
2 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.36%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) GxP
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) vCloud
4 2 (1.57%) vSphere
4 2 (1.57%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Ionix
2 4 (3.15%) MOM
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.79%) OpenView
3 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) SolarWinds
3 18 (14.17%) SAP
4 8 (6.30%) Oracle
5 6 (4.72%) EMC
6 4 (3.15%) Retek
7 3 (2.36%) VMware
8 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.57%) Lotus
8 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.57%) HP
8 2 (1.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.79%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.79%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.79%) Citrix
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
9 1 (0.79%) Nokia
9 1 (0.79%) Apple
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Scotland
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago