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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Management
Rank 149 136 125
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate £575 £438 £169
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +158.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £428 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £448 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £174.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £13.65 £174.50
% change year-on-year
+215.01% -92.17%
Operations Management
England

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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Operations Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 6 £625 -
Lancashire 0 2 - -
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) COBIT
4 2 (15.38%) eTOM
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Product Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Val IT
4 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) SLA
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) EDI
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Line Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
5 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.69%) ISO22301
5 1 (7.69%) Web Operations
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) MVS
5 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Service Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Development Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Head of Operations
5 1 (7.69%) Head of Technology
5 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Process Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) MVS
1 1 (7.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) eTOM
3 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Product Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) APMP
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) COBIT
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (15.38%) Val IT
3 1 (7.69%) ISO 14001
3 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (7.69%) ISO22301
3 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow