The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 April 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.

Operations Management
UK / England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 564 561
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 48 67 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 33
Median daily rate £500 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.52% +0.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +12.36% -0.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -7.14%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35935 42603 40698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.81% 82.91% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23800 28532 25697
Median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 907 958 1208
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in England

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Management in England over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Management in England

Operations Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in England

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
London +21 30 £500 -4.85% 9
South East +11 9 £450 +7.02% 2
North East +17 3 £525 +112.12%
West Midlands +21 2 - - 2
North West +24 1 - -
Yorkshire +16 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 £400 - 1
South West - 1 £375 -
Operations Management
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 England region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 34 (39.08%) ITIL
2 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.69%) Service Management
5 15 (17.24%) Windows
5 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (16.09%) DevOps
7 13 (14.94%) Project Management
7 13 (14.94%) Finance
8 12 (13.79%) Firewall
8 12 (13.79%) Active Directory
9 11 (12.64%) DNS
10 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.34%) Change Management
11 9 (10.34%) ITSM
11 9 (10.34%) Cisco
11 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
11 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
12 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
12 8 (9.20%) VPN
12 8 (9.20%) Linux
12 8 (9.20%) Java
12 8 (9.20%) CheckPoint
12 8 (9.20%) VMware
12 8 (9.20%) ITIL V3
13 7 (8.05%) IaaS
13 7 (8.05%) Analytics
13 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
13 7 (8.05%) Management Information System

Operations Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.30%) Drupal
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.05%) IaaS
3 4 (4.60%) PaaS
4 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.45%) Office 365
5 2 (2.30%) SaaS
6 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Firewall
2 11 (12.64%) DNS
3 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.20%) VPN
5 7 (8.05%) Network Security
6 5 (5.75%) DMZ
7 4 (4.60%) DHCP
7 4 (4.60%) HTTP
7 4 (4.60%) SSL
8 3 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.45%) IPsec
8 3 (3.45%) LAN
8 3 (3.45%) SAN
8 3 (3.45%) WAN
9 2 (2.30%) Converged Networks
9 2 (2.30%) Internet
9 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.15%) MPLS
10 1 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) Big Data
2 3 (3.45%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.45%) DocumentDB
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Rational Application Developer
1 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 2 (2.30%) JIRA
2 2 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) MSI
3 1 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Architect
2 11 (12.64%) Consultant
3 10 (11.49%) Service Manager
4 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 6 (6.90%) Operations Manager
6 5 (5.75%) Azure Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) IT Services Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (4.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Network Technical Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
1 5 (5.75%) J2EE
1 5 (5.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) CMDB
4 2 (2.30%) Biotechnology
4 2 (2.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.30%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.30%) Life Science
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.15%) iPad
5 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Linux
3 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.45%) Unix
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) Android
7 1 (1.15%) CentOS
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) ITIL
2 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.69%) Service Management
4 14 (16.09%) DevOps
5 13 (14.94%) Project Management
6 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.34%) Change Management
7 9 (10.34%) ITSM
7 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
8 8 (9.20%) ITIL V3
9 7 (8.05%) Analytics
9 7 (8.05%) Business Continuity
9 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.90%) Asset Management
10 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.90%) Migration
11 5 (5.75%) Data Protection
11 5 (5.75%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) Java
2 7 (8.05%) Python
3 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.90%) SQL
4 5 (5.75%) C
4 5 (5.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) Degree
3 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.75%) PMP
4 4 (4.60%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.45%) CISSP
5 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 3 (3.45%) RHCE
6 2 (2.30%) CCDP
6 2 (2.30%) CCNP
6 2 (2.30%) CCSP
6 2 (2.30%) CISM
6 2 (2.30%) MCSA
6 2 (2.30%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.15%) CCNA
7 1 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) COBIT
2 4 (4.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.60%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) RMADS
3 2 (2.30%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (2.30%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) vSphere
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) Varnish
4 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCOM
2 6 (6.90%) Ansible
2 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.60%) Puppet
4 3 (3.45%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.45%) SCCM
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.15%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.15%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.15%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.15%) Rsyslog
6 1 (1.15%) WSUS
6 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco
3 8 (9.20%) CheckPoint
3 8 (9.20%) VMware
4 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.75%) Splunk
5 4 (4.60%) MobileIron
6 3 (3.45%) Adobe
6 3 (3.45%) Apple
6 3 (3.45%) EMC
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) New Relic
6 3 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (2.30%) AppSense
7 2 (2.30%) BMC
7 2 (2.30%) CA
7 2 (2.30%) Citrix
7 2 (2.30%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle
7 2 (2.30%) Progress