Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 682 725 683
Rank change year-on-year +43 -42 +52
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 147 101 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 117
England median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +13.10%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £319
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.82% +17.33%
UK median hourly rate - £23.84 £44.00
% change year-on-year - -45.82% +17.33%

Operations Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,060 75,679 82,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.07% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,754 50,508 53,968
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
10th Percentile £291 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,792 2,052 2,501
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Operations Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 47 £475 -5.00% 9
South East -19 41 £428 -14.50% 5
North of England +48 27 £350 -53.33% 4
East of England +4 14 £850 - 3
Yorkshire +21 12 £325 - 4
North West +7 12 £375 -50.00%
Midlands +13 8 £444 +4.41% 1
South West - 8 £400 - 5
West Midlands +11 5 £444 +4.41% 1
North East +51 3 £350 -
East Midlands +3 3 - -
Operations Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 65 (44.22%) ITIL
2 43 (29.25%) Service Management
3 30 (20.41%) PowerShell
4 27 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (15.65%) Windows
6 22 (14.97%) ITSM
6 22 (14.97%) CMDB
6 22 (14.97%) ServiceNow
7 21 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 20 (13.61%) Firewall
8 20 (13.61%) Management Information System
8 20 (13.61%) Service Delivery
8 20 (13.61%) Risk Management
8 20 (13.61%) ITIL V3
9 19 (12.93%) DevOps
10 18 (12.24%) Information Security
10 18 (12.24%) Configuration Management
10 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
11 17 (11.56%) Web Services
11 17 (11.56%) Change Management
12 16 (10.88%) Linux
12 16 (10.88%) IaaS
13 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (10.20%) SIEM
13 15 (10.20%) Performance Management
13 15 (10.20%) SLA
13 15 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (9.52%) BCP

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 6 (4.08%) CMS
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.68%) nginx
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.36%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.88%) IaaS
3 15 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (8.16%) PaaS
6 11 (7.48%) Office 365
7 6 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.36%) GitHub
9 1 (0.68%) SaaS
9 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.61%) Firewall
2 8 (5.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (5.44%) SNMP
3 7 (4.76%) Wireless
4 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.72%) DHCP
5 4 (2.72%) Skype
6 2 (1.36%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.36%) DNS
7 1 (0.68%) Broadband
7 1 (0.68%) HTTP
7 1 (0.68%) Internet
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) Network Security
7 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.68%) SAN
7 1 (0.68%) SSH
7 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
7 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) MS Access
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Parquet
5 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
1 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.36%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.36%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) Subversion
3 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) JMeter
4 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (8.84%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.72%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.72%) Legal
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 3 (2.04%) Billing
6 2 (1.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Consultant
2 16 (10.88%) Architect
3 11 (7.48%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (7.48%) Service Manager
4 10 (6.80%) Risk Manager
5 9 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Resilience Manager
6 8 (5.44%) IT Manager
6 8 (5.44%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 7 (4.76%) Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
7 7 (4.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Implementation Consultant
7 7 (4.76%) Operations Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Service Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Service Transition Specialist
8 6 (4.08%) IT Services Manager
8 6 (4.08%) ServiceNow Developer
8 6 (4.08%) SIEM Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) Web Services
2 12 (8.16%) REST
3 10 (6.80%) SOAP
4 4 (2.72%) Middleware
5 2 (1.36%) J2EE
5 2 (1.36%) JSON
5 2 (1.36%) LDAP
6 1 (0.68%) .NET
6 1 (0.68%) EDI
6 1 (0.68%) Flash
6 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) CMDB
2 20 (13.61%) Management Information System
3 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.84%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.44%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.36%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Derivative
9 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.65%) Windows
2 16 (10.88%) Linux
3 14 (9.52%) Unix
4 12 (8.16%) VMS
5 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.08%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.40%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) Solaris
9 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.22%) ITIL
2 43 (29.25%) Service Management
3 22 (14.97%) ITSM
4 21 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (13.61%) ITIL V3
5 20 (13.61%) Risk Management
5 20 (13.61%) Service Delivery
6 19 (12.93%) DevOps
7 18 (12.24%) Configuration Management
7 18 (12.24%) Information Security
8 17 (11.56%) Change Management
9 15 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (10.20%) Performance Management
9 15 (10.20%) SIEM
10 14 (9.52%) BCP
10 14 (9.52%) Workflow
11 13 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (8.84%) Analytics
11 13 (8.84%) Security Operations
12 12 (8.16%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.41%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.48%) Shell Script
3 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.08%) SQL
5 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.36%) C
5 2 (1.36%) Java
5 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.36%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) R
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 13 (8.84%) Degree
3 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.12%) CISSP
4 9 (6.12%) MCSE
4 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.44%) CISA
5 8 (5.44%) CISM
6 7 (4.76%) CEH
7 5 (3.40%) MCSA
8 4 (2.72%) CCNA
8 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.04%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.04%) MCP
9 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.04%) PMP
10 2 (1.36%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.20%) SLA
2 11 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.80%) GDPR
3 10 (6.80%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.72%) QA
5 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.36%) COBIT
6 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) Docker
3 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.04%) Xen
5 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.68%) LXC
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) Puppet
2 11 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.44%) SCCM
4 7 (4.76%) QRadar
5 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.40%) MOM
6 3 (2.04%) Ansible
6 3 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.36%) Terraform
8 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.68%) Nagios
8 1 (0.68%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (14.97%) ServiceNow
2 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle
3 8 (5.44%) SAP
3 8 (5.44%) Snow
4 5 (3.40%) IBM
4 5 (3.40%) VMware
5 4 (2.72%) BMC
5 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.04%) CA
6 3 (2.04%) Capita
6 3 (2.04%) F5
6 3 (2.04%) HP
6 3 (2.04%) Remedy
6 3 (2.04%) Splunk
7 2 (1.36%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.36%) Retek
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
8 1 (0.68%) JDA
8 1 (0.68%) Veritas