The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Operations Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Management
England / North West
Rank - 150 148
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.24% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.29% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £638 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +13.23% -2.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +22.85%  

Operations Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Operations Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Management in the North West

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in the North West

Operations Management
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in the North West

Operations Management
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (62.50%) Security Operations
3 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (50.00%) People Management
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Apple
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Head of Cybersecurity
1 5 (62.50%) Head of Security
2 4 (50.00%) Head of Operations
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) Security Operations
3 4 (50.00%) People Management
4 2 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Apple
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow