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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Management
UK
Rank 552 535 558
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 41 77 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 61 35
Median daily rate £500 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £495 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 29 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -14 39 £500 -4.76% 12
London -6 16 £500 -9.09% 8
South East +10 15 £500 +17.64% 1
Hampshire +15 9 £500 +17.70% 1
Fareham - 6 £588 - 1
East of England +4 3 - -
Hertfordshire -2 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
City of London - 3 £550 - 2
Watford - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £463 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £469 -
Scotland +24 1 - -
Surrey +16 1 £450 -
Berkshire +14 1 - -
Reading +12 1 - -
Yorkshire +11 1 - - 1
Leeds +8 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +8 1 - - 1
East Midlands -2 1 £310 -38.00%
West Sussex -8 1 £463 -15.90%
Derbyshire - 1 £310 -
Derby - 1 £310 -
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Gatwick - 1 £463 -
Kidlington - 1 £463 -
Fife - 1 - -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 45 (41.67%) ITIL
2 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
3 33 (30.56%) Service Management
4 24 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (17.59%) ITSM
7 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (16.67%) VMware
8 16 (14.81%) Degree
8 16 (14.81%) Firewall
8 16 (14.81%) Windows
8 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
9 15 (13.89%) Active Directory
9 15 (13.89%) Finance
10 13 (12.04%) Linux
11 12 (11.11%) Security Management
11 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (11.11%) ITIL V3
11 12 (11.11%) IaaS
12 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (10.19%) Project Management
12 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
12 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 11 (10.19%) Cisco
13 10 (9.26%) MS Exchange
13 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
13 10 (9.26%) MS Office
13 10 (9.26%) Risk Management
13 10 (9.26%) Technical Architecture

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 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.63%) Apache
3 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.85%) CMS
4 2 (1.85%) Drupal
4 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Jetty
5 1 (0.93%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
1 10 (9.26%) MS Office
2 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) IaaS
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.33%) PaaS
3 5 (4.63%) Office 365
4 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.93%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) Firewall
2 9 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (8.33%) DNS
3 8 (7.41%) WAN
4 7 (6.48%) Network Security
5 6 (5.56%) LAN
6 5 (4.63%) DMZ
6 5 (4.63%) SAN
7 4 (3.70%) DHCP
8 3 (2.78%) FTP
8 3 (2.78%) HTTP
8 3 (2.78%) IPsec
8 3 (2.78%) MPLS
8 3 (2.78%) SSL
8 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.85%) Junos
9 2 (1.85%) OSPF
9 2 (1.85%) SSH
9 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (3.70%) MySQL
2 4 (3.70%) QlikView
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.85%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.85%) Redis
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) JIRA
1 7 (6.48%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) MSI
3 1 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
4 3 (2.78%) Publishing
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Architect
2 18 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Operations Manager
6 8 (7.41%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Business Requirements Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Head of Cybersecurity
7 5 (4.63%) Head of Security
7 5 (4.63%) Requirements Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Service Management Architect
7 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Head of Operations
8 4 (3.70%) HR Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) ITSM Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) OAuth
1 4 (3.70%) SAML
2 3 (2.78%) HTML
2 3 (2.78%) J2EE
3 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.85%) CSS
3 2 (1.85%) jQuery
3 2 (1.85%) LAMP
3 2 (1.85%) Memcached
3 2 (1.85%) REST
3 2 (1.85%) Spring
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) Servlets
4 1 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) XSL
4 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.56%) User Experience
5 5 (4.63%) CMDB
6 4 (3.70%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.78%) PKI
8 2 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.85%) NHS
8 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) CESG
9 1 (0.93%) Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.93%) iPad
9 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Linux
3 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.78%) Unix
4 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.85%) CentOS
5 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.67%) ITIL
2 33 (30.56%) Service Management
3 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.59%) ITSM
5 12 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 12 (11.11%) Security Management
6 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
6 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
6 11 (10.19%) Project Management
7 10 (9.26%) Risk Management
7 10 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (8.33%) User Stories
9 8 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.41%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.41%) People Management
9 8 (7.41%) Scrum
9 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.48%) Migration
10 7 (6.48%) Network Security Management
10 7 (6.48%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.78%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.85%) PHP
5 2 (1.85%) VBA
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (14.81%) Degree
3 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (7.41%) MCSA
5 8 (7.41%) MCSE
6 6 (5.56%) CCNA
7 5 (4.63%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.63%) PMP
7 5 (4.63%) RHCE
8 4 (3.70%) MCP
8 4 (3.70%) MCSD
8 4 (3.70%) MCTS
9 3 (2.78%) CISSP
9 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.85%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.85%) MOS
10 2 (1.85%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (4.63%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.85%) vCloud
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.85%) XenApp
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.93%) Varnish
5 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (3.70%) Puppet
1 4 (3.70%) SCOM
2 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.78%) SCCM
3 2 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.85%) PowerCLI
3 2 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.85%) vRealize
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
4 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.67%) VMware
3 11 (10.19%) Cisco
4 8 (7.41%) CA
4 8 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 8 (7.41%) Citrix
5 7 (6.48%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (6.48%) Oracle
6 5 (4.63%) BMC
6 5 (4.63%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.70%) Apple
7 4 (3.70%) HP
7 4 (3.70%) Kronos
7 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.70%) Symantec
8 3 (2.78%) EMC
9 2 (1.85%) IBM
9 2 (1.85%) Juniper
9 2 (1.85%) Progress
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