The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 June 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.

Operations Management
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 - 115
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Operations Management 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.096% - 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £372 £388
% change year-on-year +2.48% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 1480 1112
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 55 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £41.80 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Operations Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Management in the West Midlands

Operations Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Management in the West Midlands

Operations Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 - -
Operations Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Business Development
1 2 (100.00%) Biotechnology
1 2 (100.00%) Life Science
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) C

Operations Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
General
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Biotechnology
1 2 (100.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Development
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9000