The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 126 131 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% 0.037% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.052% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £379
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +32.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Operations Management
England

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 30 July 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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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
Manchester -6 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £525 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) BCP
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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