The table below looks at the statistics for the Computer Operator role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 18 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Operator
Rank 579 556 568
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Computer Operator 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.005% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£325 - £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Computer Operator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Computer Operator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Computer Operator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Computer Operator Daily Rate Trend in England

Computer Operator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Computer Operator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Computer Operator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Operator within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
London - 6 - -
South East -3 3 £325 -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Computer Operator
UK

Computer Operator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (100.00%) UNIX
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (90.00%) NetBackup
3 8 (80.00%) Problem Management
3 8 (80.00%) Control-M
4 6 (60.00%) Veritas
4 6 (60.00%) Tivoli
4 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
4 6 (60.00%) Financial Institution
4 6 (60.00%) Hedge funds
5 3 (30.00%) SCOM
6 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (20.00%) iSeries
6 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (20.00%) AS400
6 2 (20.00%) SunGard
6 2 (20.00%) Intel
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) C
6 2 (20.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) Sophos
7 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (10.00%) VMware

Computer Operator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) AS400
2 2 (20.00%) iSeries
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) NetBackup
2 8 (80.00%) Control-M
3 6 (60.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (30.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Veritas
2 2 (20.00%) SunGard
2 2 (20.00%) Intel
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos
3 1 (10.00%) VMware