The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 410 410
Rank change year-on-year +36 0  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 30 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.095% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 19
Median daily rate £500 £513 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +7.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £399 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £625 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £420
% change year-on-year +6.39% +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17346 19631 18371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.74% 85.21% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12449 14284 12815
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 177 266
Median hourly rate £28.35 £21.78 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in London

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Management in London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Management in London

Operations Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in London

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London - 7 £285 -
Uxbridge - 1 £1,250 -
West End of London - 1 - -
Operations Management
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Firewall
4 10 (22.22%) Finance
4 10 (22.22%) Windows
5 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (20.00%) DNS
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco
5 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (20.00%) DevOps
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL
6 8 (17.78%) Java
7 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 7 (15.56%) Python
7 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Change Management
7 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.56%) Network Security
8 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
8 6 (13.33%) Ansible
8 6 (13.33%) IaaS
8 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (13.33%) Migration
8 6 (13.33%) SQL
9 5 (11.11%) .NET
9 5 (11.11%) J2EE
9 5 (11.11%) Web Services
9 5 (11.11%) DMZ
9 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management

Operations Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.33%) IaaS
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
4 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.44%) Office 365
6 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 9 (20.00%) DNS
2 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.56%) Network Security
3 7 (15.56%) VPN
4 5 (11.11%) DMZ
5 4 (8.89%) DHCP
5 4 (8.89%) HTTP
5 4 (8.89%) SSL
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.67%) IPsec
6 3 (6.67%) SAN
7 2 (4.44%) Converged Networks
7 2 (4.44%) Internet
7 2 (4.44%) LAN
7 2 (4.44%) WAN
7 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.22%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Big Data
2 3 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 3 (6.67%) DocumentDB
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Rational Application Developer
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Azure DevOps
4 4 (8.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) J2EE
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.67%) Mac OS
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) DevOps
3 8 (17.78%) ITIL
4 7 (15.56%) Change Management
4 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.33%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.11%) High Availability
6 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (8.89%) Microservices
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.89%) UML
8 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.67%) Network Security Management
8 3 (6.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) Python
3 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (11.11%) Ruby
5 4 (8.89%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (4.44%) CCDP
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) CCSP
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) CISM
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) MCSA
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) CEH
3 1 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.22%) GCIA
3 1 (2.22%) GCIH
3 1 (2.22%) MBA
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) RHCE
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (4.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.44%) QA
1 2 (4.44%) RMADS
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
1 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.11%) SCOM
3 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
3 4 (8.89%) Puppet
4 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.22%) RSA Archer
6 1 (2.22%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (2.22%) Rsyslog
6 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco
3 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.89%) MobileIron
4 4 (8.89%) Splunk
5 3 (6.67%) Adobe
5 3 (6.67%) Apple
5 3 (6.67%) EMC
5 3 (6.67%) New Relic
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.22%) Altiris
7 1 (2.22%) FireEye
7 1 (2.22%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) NetWitness
7 1 (2.22%) Sun