The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Management
UK
Rank 553 547 570
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 46 81 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 37
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £605 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +8.82% -2.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.85%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Management over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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
England +4 44 £500 +2.56% 15
London +21 31 £513 -6.81% 6
South East +3 8 £463 +11.44% 4
City of London +12 5 £470 -14.54% 1
Reading +21 4 £325 -18.75%
Berkshire +21 4 £325 -18.75% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 3 £525 -
North East -4 3 £525 -
Tyne and Wear -10 3 £525 -
Scotland +24 2 £200 -66.66%
Glasgow +4 2 £200 -71.42%
Hampshire +1 2 £588 +38.23% 1
Winchester +3 1 £500 +16.27%
West Sussex +3 1 £463 -15.90%
South West +2 1 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -4 1 £400 -11.11% 2
Oxfordshire -9 1 £200 -47.88% 1
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Fareham - 1 £675 -
Gatwick - 1 £463 -
West End of London - 1 - -

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 42 (40.78%) ITIL
2 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
3 28 (27.18%) Service Management
4 22 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (14.56%) Project Management
6 15 (14.56%) Windows
7 14 (13.59%) DNS
7 14 (13.59%) Firewall
7 14 (13.59%) Finance
7 14 (13.59%) Data Centre
8 13 (12.62%) Degree
8 13 (12.62%) ITSM
9 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
9 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
9 12 (11.65%) DevOps
10 11 (10.68%) Risk Management
10 11 (10.68%) VMware
10 11 (10.68%) Migration
10 11 (10.68%) SQL
11 10 (9.71%) Linux
11 10 (9.71%) Cisco
11 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (8.74%) SLA
12 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
13 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
13 8 (7.77%) WAN
13 8 (7.77%) Change Management
13 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills 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 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) Apache
2 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.94%) Drupal
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.97%) CMS
4 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.77%) IaaS
3 5 (4.85%) PaaS
4 4 (3.88%) Office 365
5 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.91%) SaaS
6 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) DNS
1 14 (13.59%) Firewall
2 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.77%) WAN
3 7 (6.80%) Network Security
4 6 (5.83%) DHCP
4 6 (5.83%) DMZ
4 6 (5.83%) LAN
4 6 (5.83%) SAN
4 6 (5.83%) SSL
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (4.85%) IPsec
5 5 (4.85%) VPN
6 4 (3.88%) HTTP
6 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.91%) MPLS
8 2 (1.94%) DDNS
8 2 (1.94%) DSL
8 2 (1.94%) OSPF
8 2 (1.94%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) Big Data
2 4 (3.88%) QlikView
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.91%) DocumentDB
3 3 (2.91%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.97%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) JIRA
1 4 (3.88%) Rational Application Developer
1 4 (3.88%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (13.59%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Publishing
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Architect
2 10 (9.71%) Analyst
2 10 (9.71%) Service Manager
3 8 (7.77%) Operations Manager
4 6 (5.83%) Azure Architect
4 6 (5.83%) Business Analyst
4 6 (5.83%) Consultant
4 6 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (5.83%) Network Architect
4 6 (5.83%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 5 (4.85%) Head of Operations
5 5 (4.85%) Head of Security
5 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (4.85%) IT Manager
5 5 (4.85%) IT Services Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) .NET
1 5 (4.85%) J2EE
1 5 (4.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.97%) HTML
2 1 (0.97%) LAMP
2 1 (0.97%) OAuth
2 1 (0.97%) SAML
2 1 (0.97%) Velocity
2 1 (0.97%) XML
2 1 (0.97%) XSL
2 1 (0.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) CMDB
5 2 (1.94%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.94%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.94%) NHS
5 2 (1.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.97%) iPad
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.56%) Windows
2 10 (9.71%) Linux
3 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.91%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.91%) Unix
6 2 (1.94%) CentOS
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Android
7 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) ITIL
2 28 (27.18%) Service Management
3 22 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (14.56%) Project Management
5 13 (12.62%) ITSM
6 12 (11.65%) DevOps
6 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.68%) Migration
7 11 (10.68%) Risk Management
8 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.77%) Change Management
9 8 (7.77%) ITIL V3
10 7 (6.80%) Capacity Management
10 7 (6.80%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.80%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (5.83%) Change Control
11 6 (5.83%) People Management
11 6 (5.83%) Scrum
11 6 (5.83%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.83%) Java
3 6 (5.83%) Python
4 5 (4.85%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.85%) Ruby
5 3 (2.91%) C
6 2 (1.94%) VBA
7 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Degree
2 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.83%) PMP
5 5 (4.85%) MCSE
5 5 (4.85%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.88%) CISSP
6 4 (3.88%) RHCE
7 3 (2.91%) CCNA
7 3 (2.91%) MCSA
8 2 (1.94%) CCA
8 2 (1.94%) CCNP
8 2 (1.94%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.97%) CCIE
9 1 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.97%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 3 (2.91%) COBIT
3 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.94%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.97%) PMO
5 1 (0.97%) RMADS
5 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) vSphere
4 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.94%) XenApp
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.97%) Varnish
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (6.80%) SCOM
2 6 (5.83%) Ansible
3 5 (4.85%) Puppet
4 4 (3.88%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.91%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.91%) SCCM
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.94%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 1 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.97%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.97%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.68%) VMware
3 10 (9.71%) Cisco
4 7 (6.80%) Apple
4 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.83%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.85%) Splunk
7 4 (3.88%) BMC
7 4 (3.88%) CA
7 4 (3.88%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (3.88%) EMC
7 4 (3.88%) HP
7 4 (3.88%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.88%) Symantec
8 3 (2.91%) Adobe
8 3 (2.91%) Citrix
8 3 (2.91%) IBM
8 3 (2.91%) New Relic
8 3 (2.91%) Oracle