The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Operations Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Management
London / City of London
Rank 148 157 187
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.030% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.035% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £470 £550 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.54% +20.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +13.23% -2.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +22.85%  

Operations Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2591 2891 4163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.46% 87.77% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2315 3208
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.97% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Operations Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Management in the City of London

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operations Management in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in the City of London

Operations Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in the City of London

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (25.00%) Converged Networks
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) DMZ
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) B2B
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) IaaS
3 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Converged Networks
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
3 1 (12.50%) SSH
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Azure Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) RHCE
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (12.50%) VMware