The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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.

Operations Management
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 78 73
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.77% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -8.57%  
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 519 780 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.97% 77.30% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 421 402
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in Reading

Operations Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) IT Governance
2 4 (66.67%) COBIT
2 4 (66.67%) MSF
2 4 (66.67%) PMP
2 4 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
2 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (50.00%) MOF
4 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
5 1 (16.67%) Scorecard
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) Velocity

Operations Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Management Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Expert
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) IT Governance
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
2 4 (66.67%) MSF
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Six Sigma
3 3 (50.00%) MOF
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) Scorecard
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) PMI Certification
1 4 (66.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) COBIT
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft