The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Analyst
Rank 126 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 5 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£245 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2919 2508 2428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.78% 92.17% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1287 1242
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 178 181
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Operations Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Operations Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Operations Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Operations Analyst
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 Analyst across the North West region.

Operations Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS Visio
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) Firmware
5 2 (15.38%) DMZ
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) DFS Replication
5 2 (15.38%) High Availability
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) CICS
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) Jetty
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
1 6 (46.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DMZ
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) DFS Replication
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) IBM