Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 319 354
Rank change year-on-year -19 +35 -18
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 41 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 23
South East median daily rate £428 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £363 £401 £394
90th Percentile £538 £713 £575
England median daily rate £425 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £44.00
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year - -31.82% +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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,740 12,542 14,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.84% 82.21% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,281 7,529 8,781
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £253
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 503 621
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -18.33% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.49 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Operations Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 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
Hampshire -1 18 £475 -10.59%
Thames Valley -18 8 £388 -18.42% 3
Berkshire -8 7 £400 -20.00%
Surrey -20 6 £425 -5.56%
West Sussex -3 5 £425 +11.11%
East Sussex - 2 £413 -
Middlesex - 2 £421 -
Oxfordshire -13 1 £375 -18.92% 2
Operations Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 27 (65.85%) ITIL
2 20 (48.78%) Service Management
3 13 (31.71%) Windows
3 13 (31.71%) Performance Management
3 13 (31.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 12 (29.27%) Service Delivery
5 11 (26.83%) CMDB
6 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
6 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
6 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (21.95%) ServiceNow
7 9 (21.95%) SLA
8 8 (19.51%) Linux
8 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
8 8 (19.51%) SCCM
8 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
8 8 (19.51%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (17.07%) Analytics
10 6 (14.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
11 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (12.20%) CMS
11 5 (12.20%) BCP
11 5 (12.20%) ITSM
11 5 (12.20%) Management Information System

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 5 (12.20%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (12.20%) IaaS
3 5 (12.20%) PaaS
4 4 (9.76%) Office 365
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Wireless
2 4 (9.76%) DHCP
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) 3GPP
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) Broadband
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) SMS
4 1 (2.44%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) JMeter
3 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Architect
1 6 (14.63%) Service Manager
2 5 (12.20%) IT Manager
3 4 (9.76%) IT Services Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Service Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.44%) Designer
6 1 (2.44%) Governance Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Service Assurance Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Service Design Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Service Transition Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) REST
2 2 (4.88%) JSON
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Flash
3 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) CMDB
2 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
3 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Unix
7 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) ITIL
2 20 (48.78%) Service Management
3 13 (31.71%) Performance Management
4 12 (29.27%) Service Delivery
5 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
5 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
6 8 (19.51%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (17.07%) Analytics
7 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.20%) BCP
8 5 (12.20%) ITSM
9 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
9 4 (9.76%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (9.76%) Security Operations
9 4 (9.76%) SIEM
9 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
10 3 (7.32%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (7.32%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Ruby
2 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) MCSA
3 4 (9.76%) MCSE
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
4 1 (2.44%) RHCE
4 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.88%) Docker
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (9.76%) Puppet
3 3 (7.32%) Ansible
3 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.44%) Nagios
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) ServiceNow
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) BMC
3 3 (7.32%) CA
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.32%) Remedy
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
5 1 (2.44%) Veritas