The first table below looks at the demand for the Operations Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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 Job Titles advertised 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 130 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Manager 5 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Average daily rate - £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.72 £20.25 -
% change year-on-year
+27.01% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2910 2251 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.94% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1074 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 184 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.39 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Operations Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 3 - - 2
Cheshire -15 1 - -
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Operations Manager in their job title 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 with Operations Manager in their job title.

1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Lotus
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (33.33%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 3 (33.33%) Ingres
3 3 (33.33%) Nortel
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
5 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) SEO
5 1 (11.11%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Operations Manager in their job title 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 with Operations Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) TeamSite
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Ingres
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
3 1 (11.11%) Multivariate Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SEO
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Nortel
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Avaya
2 3 (33.33%) Lotus
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec
2 3 (33.33%) McAfee
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) EMC