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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 567 562 578
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 54 83 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 65 33
Median daily rate £500 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £338 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £665 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.84 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.84 - -

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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 -22 50 £500 +11.11% 10
South East +25 19 £488 +11.42% 2
London +1 16 £500 -3.84% 5
Hampshire +20 12 £500 +11.11%
Manchester +4 8 £750 - 1
North West 0 8 £750 +87.50% 1
Fareham - 7 £525 -
West Yorkshire +19 3 - -
Leeds +15 3 - -
Yorkshire +14 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £475 -
West Sussex +8 2 £374 -32.04%
East of England +1 2 - -
Hertfordshire 0 2 - -
City of London -6 2 £550 +18.91% 4
Salford - 2 £725 -
Watford - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £374 -
Coventry - 2 £425 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £463 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £425 +2.16%
Scotland +8 1 - -
Reading +3 1 - - 1
Berkshire -3 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 £450 -
Anglesey - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £425 -
Andover - 1 £115 -
Kidlington - 1 £463 -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 56 (40.58%) ITIL
2 37 (26.81%) Service Management
3 36 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (15.94%) Configuration Management
6 22 (15.94%) VMware
7 20 (14.49%) Change Management
8 19 (13.77%) ITSM
8 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
9 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (12.32%) Project Management
10 17 (12.32%) Firewall
10 17 (12.32%) Finance
10 17 (12.32%) Degree
11 16 (11.59%) Active Directory
12 15 (10.87%) IaaS
13 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
13 14 (10.14%) SLA
13 14 (10.14%) Windows
14 13 (9.42%) Linux
14 13 (9.42%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (9.42%) Incident Management
14 13 (9.42%) Security Management
14 13 (9.42%) Release Management
15 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (8.70%) ITIL V3
15 12 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
15 12 (8.70%) Management Information System

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 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.90%) Apache
3 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.72%) Drupal
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) Jetty
6 1 (0.72%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.72%) nginx
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.97%) MS Office
2 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.87%) IaaS
2 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.97%) PaaS
4 5 (3.62%) Office 365
5 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.17%) SaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.32%) Firewall
2 10 (7.25%) SAN
3 9 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (6.52%) DNS
4 7 (5.07%) Network Security
5 6 (4.35%) WAN
6 4 (2.90%) DHCP
6 4 (2.90%) DMZ
6 4 (2.90%) FTP
6 4 (2.90%) LAN
7 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 3 (2.17%) IPsec
7 3 (2.17%) SSH
7 3 (2.17%) SSL
8 2 (1.45%) 4G
8 2 (1.45%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.45%) Junos
8 2 (1.45%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (2.90%) MySQL
2 4 (2.90%) QlikView
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.45%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.45%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.45%) Redis
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.72%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) JIRA
1 8 (5.80%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (12.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Retail
3 5 (3.62%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Marketing
4 4 (2.90%) Publishing
5 3 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Front Office
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (18.84%) Analyst
2 24 (17.39%) Architect
3 16 (11.59%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (5.80%) Administrator
5 8 (5.80%) Service Manager
6 7 (5.07%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.07%) Transition Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Business Requirements Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) Operations Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Release Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Requirements Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Designer
8 5 (3.62%) Head of Operations
8 5 (3.62%) Head of Security
8 5 (3.62%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Solaris Administrator
8 5 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) OAuth
1 4 (2.90%) SAML
2 3 (2.17%) HTML
2 3 (2.17%) J2EE
2 3 (2.17%) LAMP
3 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.45%) CSS
3 2 (1.45%) jQuery
3 2 (1.45%) Memcached
3 2 (1.45%) REST
3 2 (1.45%) Spring
4 1 (0.72%) .NET
4 1 (0.72%) Servlets
4 1 (0.72%) XML
4 1 (0.72%) XSL
4 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.62%) CMDB
4 5 (3.62%) User Experience
5 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.90%) Data Extraction
5 4 (2.90%) PKI
6 3 (2.17%) NHS
6 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.45%) CESG
7 2 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.45%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.72%) EPoS
8 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.14%) Windows
2 13 (9.42%) Linux
3 9 (6.52%) Unix
4 5 (3.62%) Solaris
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.45%) CentOS
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) AIX
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.58%) ITIL
2 37 (26.81%) Service Management
3 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.94%) Configuration Management
5 20 (14.49%) Change Management
6 19 (13.77%) ITSM
7 17 (12.32%) Project Management
8 13 (9.42%) Incident Management
8 13 (9.42%) Release Management
8 13 (9.42%) Security Management
9 12 (8.70%) ITIL V3
9 12 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (7.97%) E-Commerce
10 11 (7.97%) Performance Management
10 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
10 11 (7.97%) Scrum
10 11 (7.97%) User Stories
11 10 (7.25%) Analytics
11 10 (7.25%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.97%) SQL
2 8 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.17%) Java
4 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.17%) PHP
4 3 (2.17%) Tcl
5 2 (1.45%) VBA
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) C++
6 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (12.32%) Degree
5 13 (9.42%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (6.52%) MCSA
7 7 (5.07%) MCSE
8 6 (4.35%) AAT
8 6 (4.35%) CCNA
8 6 (4.35%) PMI Certification
8 6 (4.35%) RHCE
9 5 (3.62%) MCP
9 5 (3.62%) PMP
10 4 (2.90%) CISSP
10 4 (2.90%) MCSD
10 4 (2.90%) MCTS
11 3 (2.17%) CCNP
11 3 (2.17%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (2.90%) QA
4 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.72%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.72%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.72%) Val IT
System Software
1 16 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.35%) Firmware
3 6 (4.35%) vSphere
4 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.45%) vCloud
5 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.45%) XenApp
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.62%) Puppet
2 4 (2.90%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.90%) SCOM
3 3 (2.17%) Netcool
3 3 (2.17%) SCCM
4 2 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.45%) PowerCLI
4 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.45%) vRealize
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.94%) VMware
3 11 (7.97%) Cisco
4 9 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 8 (5.80%) CA
5 8 (5.80%) CA Agile Central
5 8 (5.80%) Citrix
6 7 (5.07%) Oracle
7 5 (3.62%) BMC
7 5 (3.62%) IBM
8 4 (2.90%) Apple
8 4 (2.90%) HP
8 4 (2.90%) Kronos
8 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.90%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.90%) Symantec
9 3 (2.17%) F5
10 2 (1.45%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.45%) Splunk
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