The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 257 249
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 9 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 9
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.39% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £398 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £448 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.70% -  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6768 7908 7980
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.16% 81.22% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3913 4922 4492
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 264 289
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in the South East

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Management in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Management in the South East

Operations Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in the South East

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +21 5 £325 -18.75%
Hampshire +10 3 £500 +16.95% 2
Oxfordshire -11 1 £200 -47.88%
Operations Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 18 (72.00%) ITIL
2 12 (48.00%) Service Management
3 8 (32.00%) ITSM
3 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (16.00%) IT Governance
6 4 (16.00%) COBIT
6 4 (16.00%) MSF
6 4 (16.00%) User Stories
6 4 (16.00%) PMP
6 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
6 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (16.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.00%) Symantec
7 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (12.00%) JIRA

Operations Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (8.00%) Drupal
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
1 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
1 5 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Requirements Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Management Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) CMDB
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) ITIL
2 12 (48.00%) Service Management
3 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
3 8 (32.00%) ITSM
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) IT Governance
6 4 (16.00%) MSF
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.00%) MOF
7 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.00%) Information Security
8 2 (8.00%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (16.00%) PMP
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) RHCE
3 2 (8.00%) RHCSA
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) COBIT
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) RMADS
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) Varnish
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
1 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) AppSense
4 2 (8.00%) BMC
4 2 (8.00%) CA
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) Splunk
5 1 (4.00%) Talend