The first table below looks at the demand for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 69 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £610 - £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £403
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Operations Management
North West

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Operations Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Operations Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Operations Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Operations Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Operations Management
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Operations Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Management.

1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) VBA
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Life Science
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Operations Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) MI Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle