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 24 June 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 580 609
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 29 64 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.12% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.14% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 51 26
Median daily rate £469 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £550 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £381
% change year-on-year -0.53% -1.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Top 21 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 24 June 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 +14 28 £469 +10.29% 11
London +13 19 £500 +2.56% 4
City of London +2 4 £263 -
Bromley - 4 £550 -
South West +7 3 £340 -24.44% 1
Bristol - 3 £340 - 1
South East +10 2 £412 -3.00% 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West +19 1 - - 1
Hampshire +12 1 £450 -14.38% 1
Manchester +11 1 - -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £375 -9.09%
Uxbridge - 1 £1,250 -
Winchester - 1 £450 -
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (29.87%) ITIL
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.68%) Finance
3 16 (20.78%) Project Management
4 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 14 (18.18%) Service Management
6 12 (15.58%) Windows
7 11 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.29%) DevOps
8 10 (12.99%) Change Management
8 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (12.99%) Splunk
9 9 (11.69%) DNS
9 9 (11.69%) Java
9 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
10 8 (10.39%) Firewall
10 8 (10.39%) ITSM
10 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
10 8 (10.39%) Python
10 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
10 8 (10.39%) Banking
10 8 (10.39%) Retail
11 7 (9.09%) Office 365
11 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
11 7 (9.09%) SLA
11 7 (9.09%) VPN
11 7 (9.09%) Business Continuity
12 6 (7.79%) Management Information System

Operations Management
Co-occurring 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 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.09%) Office 365
3 5 (6.49%) IaaS
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.90%) PaaS
6 2 (2.60%) SaaS
7 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) DNS
1 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.39%) Firewall
3 7 (9.09%) VPN
4 4 (5.19%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) DMZ
4 4 (5.19%) HTTP
4 4 (5.19%) Network Security
4 4 (5.19%) SSL
5 3 (3.90%) IPsec
5 3 (3.90%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) Converged Networks
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.30%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) LDAP
6 1 (1.30%) Skype
6 1 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) Big Data
2 3 (3.90%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.90%) DocumentDB
3 2 (2.60%) GIS
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) QlikView
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Rational Application Developer
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
2 8 (10.39%) Retail
3 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Billing
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Consultant
2 10 (12.99%) Service Manager
3 9 (11.69%) Operations Manager
4 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 6 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Services Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Service Operations Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (5.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Incident Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Management Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Head of Service Operations
9 3 (3.90%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) J2EE
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 2 (2.60%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.30%) Flash
4 1 (1.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.60%) Biotechnology
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) CMDB
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.60%) Life Science
4 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.90%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) ITIL
2 16 (20.78%) Project Management
3 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 14 (18.18%) Service Management
5 11 (14.29%) DevOps
5 11 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (12.99%) Change Management
7 8 (10.39%) ITSM
7 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.79%) Migration
10 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.49%) Data Protection
10 5 (6.49%) Information Security
10 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) Java
2 8 (10.39%) Python
3 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 6 (7.79%) SQL
5 5 (6.49%) C
5 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.49%) PMP
3 4 (5.19%) Degree
3 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) CISSP
5 2 (2.60%) CCDP
5 2 (2.60%) CCNP
5 2 (2.60%) CCSP
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CISM
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) CEH
6 1 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.30%) GCIA
6 1 (1.30%) GCIH
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.30%) RHCE
6 1 (1.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) COBIT
2 4 (5.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.19%) RMADS
3 2 (2.60%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.60%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Ansible
1 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
3 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.90%) SCOM
4 2 (2.60%) Rsyslog
5 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.30%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.30%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (1.30%) SCCM
5 1 (1.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Splunk
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco
3 6 (7.79%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.19%) MobileIron
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) VMware
6 3 (3.90%) Adobe
6 3 (3.90%) Apple
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) New Relic
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.60%) Sun
8 1 (1.30%) Altiris
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) Progress
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Veritas
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