The table below looks at the statistics for the Computer Operator role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Operator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Operator
Rank 156 197 -
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -
Contract jobs requiring a Computer Operator 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.055% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.057% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
Computer Operator
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Computer Operator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Operator in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Computer Operator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Computer Operator
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Operator across the City of London region.

Computer Operator Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Computer Operator
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Operator across the City of London region.

Computer Operator Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Computer Operator
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Computer Operator 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 Computer Operator in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) AS400
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) iSeries
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) Control-M
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec

Computer Operator
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Computer Operator 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 Computer Operator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
1 2 (40.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas