The first table below looks at the demand for the Operations Analyst 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 Operations Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 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 England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Analyst
Rank 479 473 492
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 91 69 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 45
Average daily rate
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£320 £369 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.27% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £305 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £295
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - £22.50
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Operations Analyst
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Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Operations Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Operations Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Operations Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Operations Analyst
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 Operations Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +29 75 £330 -5.71% 12
South East -11 6 £425 -8.10% 1
North West +3 5 £235 - 1
East of England - 3 £175 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
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Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Operations Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 49 (32.03%) Finance
2 42 (27.45%) Active Directory
3 41 (26.80%) Microsoft
3 41 (26.80%) UNIX
3 41 (26.80%) Windows
4 36 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (18.95%) Financial Institution
6 27 (17.65%) Veritas
6 27 (17.65%) Control-M
6 27 (17.65%) Hedge funds
6 27 (17.65%) NetBackup
7 25 (16.34%) Firewall
8 24 (15.69%) SLA
9 23 (15.03%) HP
10 22 (14.38%) ITIL
10 22 (14.38%) Tivoli
11 20 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (12.42%) Banking
13 18 (11.76%) SolarWinds
13 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (11.11%) VMware
15 16 (10.46%) MS Office
15 16 (10.46%) Citrix
16 15 (9.80%) SQL
16 15 (9.80%) Backup Exec
16 15 (9.80%) Problem Management
17 14 (9.15%) Windows 7
17 14 (9.15%) MS Exchange
17 14 (9.15%) WAN
17 14 (9.15%) Middleware

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Operations Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.27%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (10.46%) MS Office
2 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Maximo
1 2 (1.31%) Temenos Globus
1 2 (1.31%) PolarLake
1 2 (1.31%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.65%) Endur
2 1 (0.65%) ZaiNet
2 1 (0.65%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.65%) Cordys
2 1 (0.65%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.34%) Firewall
2 14 (9.15%) WAN
3 11 (7.19%) LAN
4 10 (6.54%) MPLS
5 9 (5.88%) DSL
5 9 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 8 (5.23%) Network Security
6 8 (5.23%) DNS
7 7 (4.58%) SAN
8 6 (3.92%) FTP
9 5 (3.27%) DHCP
10 4 (2.61%) LDAP
10 4 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.96%) Internet
11 3 (1.96%) VoIP
11 3 (1.96%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.96%) SNMP
12 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.31%) NAS
13 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) MS Access
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Toad
1 1 (0.65%) Introscope
1 1 (0.65%) WebLOAD
General
1 49 (32.03%) Finance
2 29 (18.95%) Financial Institution
3 19 (12.42%) Banking
4 7 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.27%) Legal
7 4 (2.61%) Law
7 4 (2.61%) Front Office
7 4 (2.61%) Back Office
8 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) JRules
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) J2EE
2 1 (0.65%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.65%) Hedge funds
2 11 (7.19%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.23%) AS400
3 8 (5.23%) SecurID
3 8 (5.23%) VAX
4 7 (4.58%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.58%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.92%) Derivative
6 4 (2.61%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.96%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.31%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) Statistics
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) Clustering
9 1 (0.65%) Equities
9 1 (0.65%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.80%) UNIX
1 41 (26.80%) Windows
2 20 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (9.15%) Windows 7
5 12 (7.84%) Solaris
6 10 (6.54%) Linux
7 8 (5.23%) VMS
8 6 (3.92%) AIX
9 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (14.38%) ITIL
3 15 (9.80%) Problem Management
4 12 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (7.19%) Service Management
5 11 (7.19%) Business Analysis
6 8 (5.23%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.92%) Information Security
7 6 (3.92%) Data Management
7 6 (3.92%) Change Management
8 5 (3.27%) Release Management
8 5 (3.27%) SIEM
9 4 (2.61%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (1.96%) Data Analysis
10 3 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.96%) ITSM
10 3 (1.96%) Data Security
11 2 (1.31%) Risk Management
11 2 (1.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.80%) SQL
2 7 (4.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.27%) C
3 5 (3.27%) VBScript
4 4 (2.61%) REXX
4 4 (2.61%) JCL
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.92%) CISSP
1 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.96%) MCP
3 3 (1.96%) MCSE
3 3 (1.96%) MCSA
3 3 (1.96%) ISEB
3 3 (1.96%) MCDST
4 2 (1.31%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.65%) GIAC
5 1 (0.65%) GCIH
5 1 (0.65%) IIBA
5 1 (0.65%) GPEN
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.69%) SLA
2 5 (3.27%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.88%) NLBS
4 8 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.58%) Xen
6 6 (3.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (3.92%) XenApp
7 4 (2.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.96%) Snort
9 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (17.65%) Control-M
1 27 (17.65%) NetBackup
2 22 (14.38%) Tivoli
3 15 (9.80%) Backup Exec
4 12 (7.84%) SCOM
4 12 (7.84%) Nagios
5 9 (5.88%) WSUS
6 8 (5.23%) HP SIM
6 8 (5.23%) OpenView
6 8 (5.23%) Legato
6 8 (5.23%) Tivoli NetView
6 8 (5.23%) Netcool
6 8 (5.23%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (3.27%) SCCM
8 2 (1.31%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 41 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.65%) Veritas
3 23 (15.03%) HP
4 18 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 17 (11.11%) VMware
6 16 (10.46%) Citrix
7 12 (7.84%) Altiris
7 12 (7.84%) BMC
7 12 (7.84%) Intel
8 10 (6.54%) Cisco
9 9 (5.88%) IBM
9 9 (5.88%) Remedy
9 9 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 8 (5.23%) Wall Street Systems
11 7 (4.58%) Oracle
12 5 (3.27%) CA
12 5 (3.27%) Cognos
13 3 (1.96%) Sourcefire
14 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (1.31%) Avaya
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