The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 567 600 589
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 80 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 30
Median daily rate £475 £414 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £750 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £416 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Operations Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 75 £475 +14.66% 14
London -18 27 £475 +26.66% 4
South East +24 26 £500 +17.16% 7
Hampshire +16 17 £525 +27.27% 1
North East - 10 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £225 -
East of England +23 8 £500 +17.64%
Harrow - 6 £350 -
Norfolk - 6 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £488 +19.48%
Milton Keynes +10 4 £488 +19.48%
King's Lynn - 4 £500 -
City of London +28 3 - - 1
Berkshire 0 3 £330 -42.60% 4
Southampton - 3 £438 -
Scotland - 3 £475 -
Edinburgh - 3 £475 -
Hertfordshire +7 2 £525 -
Croydon -11 2 £463 -7.50%
Bracknell - 2 £160 -
Fareham - 2 £625 -
Essex - 2 £525 -
South West +10 1 £450 +12.50% 2
Basingstoke +10 1 - -
North West +9 1 £425 -43.33%
Wiltshire +2 1 £450 +55.17% 2
West Midlands -33 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £545 -
South Wales - 1 £545 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 55 (36.67%) ITIL
2 36 (24.00%) Change Management
3 33 (22.00%) Security Cleared
4 31 (20.67%) Configuration Management
5 27 (18.00%) SAN
6 26 (17.33%) Project Management
7 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
7 23 (15.33%) Incident Management
8 22 (14.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (14.67%) Unix
8 22 (14.67%) SLA
8 22 (14.67%) Management Information System
8 22 (14.67%) Finance
9 21 (14.00%) Firewall
9 21 (14.00%) Service Management
10 20 (13.33%) Oracle
10 20 (13.33%) Degree
11 19 (12.67%) Performance Management
11 19 (12.67%) Windows
12 18 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (10.67%) ITSM
13 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.67%) Problem Management
14 15 (10.00%) Linux
14 15 (10.00%) SQL
14 15 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.33%) Release Management
15 14 (9.33%) AAT
16 13 (8.67%) VMware

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.33%) Apache
3 2 (1.33%) IIS
3 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Jetty
4 1 (0.67%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.67%) nginx
4 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.33%) MS Office
3 7 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.67%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.67%) IaaS
2 7 (4.67%) PaaS
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.00%) SaaS
4 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.67%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.00%) SAN
2 21 (14.00%) Firewall
3 11 (7.33%) DNS
4 10 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (5.33%) DHCP
5 8 (5.33%) Network Security
5 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.67%) IPsec
6 7 (4.67%) LAN
6 7 (4.67%) SSL
6 7 (4.67%) WAN
7 6 (4.00%) BGP
7 6 (4.00%) DDNS
7 6 (4.00%) DSL
7 6 (4.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.00%) MPLS
7 6 (4.00%) OSPF
7 6 (4.00%) TACACS
7 6 (4.00%) VPN
7 6 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.33%) DB2
3 4 (2.67%) QlikView
4 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.67%) Big Data
4 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.67%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.67%) MySQL
4 1 (0.67%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.67%) Power BI
4 1 (0.67%) Redis
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) JIRA
1 4 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.67%) Travis CI
General
1 22 (14.67%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Retail
3 6 (4.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Legal
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.33%) Publishing
6 1 (0.67%) Automotive
6 1 (0.67%) French Language
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (19.33%) Analyst
2 15 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (7.33%) Administrator
4 10 (6.67%) Architect
4 10 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (5.33%) Solaris Administrator
6 7 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (4.67%) Transition Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) Operations Business Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Operations Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Release Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.33%) Consultant
9 4 (2.67%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.67%) Security Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Service Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) .NET
1 2 (1.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.33%) J2EE
2 1 (0.67%) ADO
2 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.67%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) HTML
2 1 (0.67%) jQuery
2 1 (0.67%) JSON
2 1 (0.67%) LAMP
2 1 (0.67%) Memcached
2 1 (0.67%) Middleware
2 1 (0.67%) REST
2 1 (0.67%) Servlets
2 1 (0.67%) Spring
2 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.67%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.00%) PKI
5 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.67%) Data Extraction
5 4 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.67%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.67%) User Experience
6 3 (2.00%) CMDB
6 3 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.33%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.33%) PMI
7 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) CESG
8 1 (0.67%) Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.67%) Unix
2 19 (12.67%) Windows
3 15 (10.00%) Linux
4 9 (6.00%) Solaris
4 9 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.00%) AIX
5 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) HPUX
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.67%) ITIL
2 36 (24.00%) Change Management
3 31 (20.67%) Configuration Management
4 26 (17.33%) Project Management
5 23 (15.33%) Incident Management
6 22 (14.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (14.00%) Service Management
8 19 (12.67%) Performance Management
9 18 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (10.67%) ITSM
10 16 (10.67%) Problem Management
11 15 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (9.33%) Release Management
13 13 (8.67%) Risk Management
14 12 (8.00%) Information Security
14 12 (8.00%) Mentoring
15 11 (7.33%) Business Continuity
15 11 (7.33%) Migration
15 11 (7.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (4.00%) Perl
2 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (4.00%) VB
3 4 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.00%) Java
4 3 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.00%) Tcl
5 1 (0.67%) C
5 1 (0.67%) C#
5 1 (0.67%) C++
5 1 (0.67%) PHP
5 1 (0.67%) Python
5 1 (0.67%) R
5 1 (0.67%) VBA
5 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (13.33%) Degree
4 14 (9.33%) AAT
5 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.00%) CISSP
8 5 (3.33%) CISM
8 5 (3.33%) MCSA
9 4 (2.67%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.00%) CCNA
10 3 (2.00%) CEH
10 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.00%) MCSE
10 3 (2.00%) PMP
10 3 (2.00%) RHCE
11 2 (1.33%) MCP
11 2 (1.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.67%) SLA
2 6 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (2.67%) RMADS
4 3 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.67%) COBIT
6 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.67%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.67%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.67%) Val IT
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) Firmware
2 10 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.33%) vSphere
4 2 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.67%) vCloud
5 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) MOM
2 6 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.67%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (2.00%) Netcool
5 3 (2.00%) SCCM
6 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.33%) Puppet
7 1 (0.67%) QRadar
7 1 (0.67%) vMotion
7 1 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (13.33%) Oracle
2 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.67%) VMware
4 12 (8.00%) Cisco
5 8 (5.33%) BMC
6 6 (4.00%) CA
6 6 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.00%) F5
6 6 (4.00%) HP
6 6 (4.00%) IBM
6 6 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.33%) Juniper
7 5 (3.33%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.33%) Sybase
8 4 (2.67%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (2.67%) Citrix
8 4 (2.67%) Kronos
8 4 (2.67%) Rally
9 3 (2.00%) Remedy
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