The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 128 122 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 8 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.33% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.44% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
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£450 £175 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -58.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £423 £450
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £174.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £174.50 -
Operations Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2327 2045 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.04% 74.04% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1004 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.94 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.07% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.90 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Operations Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Operations Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Operations Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 5 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Manchester -11 1 £450 +44.00%
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (57.14%) Finance
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Retail
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (42.86%) Fujitsu
3 6 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (42.86%) Billing
3 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (42.86%) Workflow
3 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 6 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (42.86%) Coaching
4 5 (35.71%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) EDI
5 2 (14.29%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Retail
3 6 (42.86%) Billing
3 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Operations Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 6 (42.86%) Workflow
2 6 (42.86%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Fujitsu
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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