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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Management
Rank 547 554 492
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -62
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 50 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 25
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£450 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £290 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £533 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -2 43 £438 +16.66% 17
London -10 18 £478 +6.22% 7
South East -13 14 £400 -5.88% 5
Berkshire +7 5 £438 +9.37% 1
Hampshire -5 5 £388 -8.82% 3
Southampton - 4 £388 - 1
City of London +9 3 £478 +27.46% 1
Oxfordshire -15 3 £275 -35.29%
Yorkshire - 3 £330 - 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £330 -
Scotland - 3 £600 -
Edinburgh - 3 £600 -
Oxford -13 2 - -
West Midlands -13 2 £625 +212.50%
East of England - 2 £425 - 1
Reading +4 1 £438 -
South West -15 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £90 -
Hammersmith - 1 £625 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £435 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £90 -
Belfast - 1 £90 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £435 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 40 (36.04%) Project Management
2 36 (32.43%) ITIL
3 32 (28.83%) Service Delivery
4 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
5 28 (25.23%) Security Cleared
6 22 (19.82%) Change Management
6 22 (19.82%) VMware
7 21 (18.92%) Finance
8 20 (18.02%) Service Management
9 18 (16.22%) Windows
10 17 (15.32%) SLA
11 16 (14.41%) Line Management
12 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
13 14 (12.61%) DV Cleared
14 12 (10.81%) PRINCE2
14 12 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (9.91%) Resource Management
16 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
16 10 (9.01%) Linux
17 9 (8.11%) MCSE
17 9 (8.11%) Oracle
17 9 (8.11%) Cisco
17 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
17 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (8.11%) Management Information System
17 9 (8.11%) Supplier Management
18 8 (7.21%) Retail

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.60%) IIS
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Project
3 4 (3.60%) MS Office
4 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.90%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (1.80%) PaaS
2 2 (1.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.31%) DNS
3 6 (5.41%) LAN
3 6 (5.41%) WAN
3 6 (5.41%) DHCP
3 6 (5.41%) Firewall
4 3 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.70%) SAN
5 2 (1.80%) Network Security
5 2 (1.80%) Internet
6 1 (0.90%) SSH
6 1 (0.90%) Intranet
6 1 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.90%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.90%) RavenDB
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.90%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
1 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Retail
3 6 (5.41%) Marketing
4 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.70%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Legal
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) Games
6 2 (1.80%) Back Office
6 2 (1.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.80%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15 (13.51%) Service Manager
1 15 (13.51%) Delivery Manager
2 11 (9.91%) Operations Manager
3 9 (8.11%) Resource Manager
3 9 (8.11%) Designer
4 8 (7.21%) Services Delivery Manager
4 8 (7.21%) Change Manager
4 8 (7.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.41%) Consultant
5 6 (5.41%) Technical Manager
6 4 (3.60%) Team Leader
6 4 (3.60%) Head of Operations
6 4 (3.60%) Administrator
6 4 (3.60%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Release Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.70%) Senior Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Architect
7 3 (2.70%) Analyst
7 3 (2.70%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) EDI
2 3 (2.70%) Middleware
2 3 (2.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (1.80%) J2EE
4 1 (0.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.90%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.90%) jQuery
4 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.50%) NHS
2 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.80%) CMDB
4 1 (0.90%) Online Games
4 1 (0.90%) iSeries
4 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.90%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.90%) PKI
4 1 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
2 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.31%) UNIX
4 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.80%) Solaris
7 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.04%) Project Management
2 36 (32.43%) ITIL
3 32 (28.83%) Service Delivery
4 22 (19.82%) Change Management
5 20 (18.02%) Service Management
6 16 (14.41%) Line Management
7 12 (10.81%) PRINCE2
7 12 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.91%) Resource Management
9 9 (8.11%) Supplier Management
10 8 (7.21%) Capacity Management
11 7 (6.31%) Problem Management
11 7 (6.31%) Business Continuity
11 7 (6.31%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (5.41%) ITSM
12 6 (5.41%) Migration
13 5 (4.50%) ITIL V3
13 5 (4.50%) Transition Management
13 5 (4.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) C
1 3 (2.70%) C#
1 3 (2.70%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.80%) Java
2 2 (1.80%) SQL
3 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.90%) Perl
3 1 (0.90%) ABAP
3 1 (0.90%) Python
3 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.90%) Bourne shell
3 1 (0.90%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 28 (25.23%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.61%) DV Cleared
3 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (8.11%) MCSE
5 6 (5.41%) CCNA
5 6 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.41%) Degree
6 3 (2.70%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) MCP
7 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.80%) PMP
7 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.90%) CISA
8 1 (0.90%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.90%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.90%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.60%) vSphere
5 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.80%) vCloud
7 1 (0.90%) Firmware
7 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (2.70%) HP SIM
1 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.70%) vMotion
2 2 (1.80%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.90%) SCOM
3 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.90%) MOM
3 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.82%) VMware
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco
4 5 (4.50%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.60%) HP
6 3 (2.70%) Dell
6 3 (2.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) McAfee
6 3 (2.70%) Sophos
6 3 (2.70%) SAP
6 3 (2.70%) Lumension
7 2 (1.80%) EMC
8 1 (0.90%) Sun
8 1 (0.90%) Sybase
8 1 (0.90%) Juniper
8 1 (0.90%) BMC
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
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