The table below looks at the statistics for the Computer Operator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Operator
Rank 615 600 595
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Computer Operator 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.010% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £195 - £187
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 - £249
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £187
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Computer Operator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Computer Operator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Operator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Computer Operator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Operator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Computer Operator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Operator
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -3 11 £195 - 4
London +10 7 £195 - 3
City of London +49 4 £195 - 2
South East +14 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - -
Milton Keynes +5 2 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Computer Operator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (70.59%) Unix
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Control-M
4 5 (29.41%) AS400
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) SLA
6 3 (17.65%) Veritas
6 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
6 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
6 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
6 3 (17.65%) iSeries
6 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.76%) Release Management
7 2 (11.76%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) ISPF
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (11.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (11.76%) JCL
7 2 (11.76%) Remedy
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) MVS
7 2 (11.76%) Migration

Computer Operator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) AS400
2 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
3 3 (17.65%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Unix
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) MVS
4 2 (11.76%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
1 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) JCL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Control-M
2 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
2 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
2 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
3 2 (11.76%) OpenView
3 2 (11.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Veritas
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Intel
3 2 (11.76%) Lotus
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
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