The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Operations Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Analyst
Rank 491 468 488
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 149 175 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 134 76
Median daily rate £455 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £113.27 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.66% +709.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £187.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-90.13% +1239.28%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Operations Analyst in the job title.

Operations Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Operations Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Operations Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Operations Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Operations Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 125 £433 +23.57% 21
London -54 38 £460 +31.42% 10
Manchester +12 21 £475 +46.15% 2
South East +10 21 £400 +56.86% 3
North West +6 21 £475 +35.71% 2
Scotland -34 19 £475 +35.71% 1
Edinburgh -9 14 £475 +35.71% 1
South West +13 13 £325 -23.52%
West Midlands -23 13 £475 +35.71% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 12 £400 +56.86%
Warwick -7 11 £475 +35.71%
Warwickshire -8 11 £475 +35.71%
City of London +23 10 £460 +46.03% 6
Milton Keynes +16 9 £498 +95.09%
East of England +16 9 £409 +22.01% 2
Yorkshire +2 9 £290 -10.76% 1
Bristol +12 7 £325 -
Surrey - 5 £446 -
Ripon - 5 - -
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Glasgow -2 4 £313 -16.66%
Berkshire 0 3 £394 +5.00% 2
Norfolk -1 3 £153 -41.71%
Bedfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
Essex - 3 £475 -
Oxfordshire +12 2 £325 +71.05%
South Yorkshire 0 2 - -
West Yorkshire 0 2 £290 -10.76% 1
Sheffield -11 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £488 -

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Operations Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 134 (47.18%) Finance
2 57 (20.07%) Mainframe
3 45 (15.85%) Security Operations
4 43 (15.14%) ITIL
5 42 (14.79%) CA
6 40 (14.08%) Banking
7 36 (12.68%) Windows
8 30 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (10.56%) Incident Management
9 29 (10.21%) Business Analysis
10 27 (9.51%) CISSP
11 26 (9.15%) Security Operations Centre
12 25 (8.80%) Unix
13 21 (7.39%) Microsoft
14 20 (7.04%) Migration
14 20 (7.04%) SIEM
15 18 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (6.34%) Information Security
16 17 (5.99%) Degree
16 17 (5.99%) Problem Management
16 17 (5.99%) Change Management
16 17 (5.99%) Firewall
16 17 (5.99%) MS Excel
17 16 (5.63%) Linux
17 16 (5.63%) JCL
17 16 (5.63%) CISM
17 16 (5.63%) Service Management
18 15 (5.28%) Project Management
18 15 (5.28%) IBM
18 15 (5.28%) Windows Server

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.76%) IIS
3 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.70%) CICS
4 2 (0.70%) Totara
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.35%) FileNet
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (3.87%) MS Office
4 6 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) SaaS
2 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.70%) Taleo
3 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.99%) Firewall
2 10 (3.52%) Internet
2 10 (3.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.11%) DNS
4 5 (1.76%) FTP
5 4 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.41%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.06%) Network Security
6 3 (1.06%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.70%) LAN
7 2 (0.70%) LDAP
7 2 (0.70%) SAN
7 2 (0.70%) VPN
7 2 (0.70%) WAN
8 1 (0.35%) DHCP
8 1 (0.35%) HTTP
8 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.35%) Intranet
8 1 (0.35%) SMS
8 1 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.76%) QlikView
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.06%) DB2
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.70%) GIS
5 2 (0.70%) KDB
5 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) ChangeMan
1 2 (0.70%) Hudson
1 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 134 (47.18%) Finance
2 40 (14.08%) Banking
3 10 (3.52%) Investment Banking
3 10 (3.52%) Retail
4 8 (2.82%) Advertising
5 5 (1.76%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.76%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Back Office
6 4 (1.41%) Front Office
6 4 (1.41%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
8 2 (0.70%) International Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.06%) Flash
2 2 (0.70%) .NET
2 2 (0.70%) ISPF
2 2 (0.70%) Middleware
2 2 (0.70%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) FIXML
3 1 (0.35%) HTML
3 1 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.35%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.07%) Mainframe
2 30 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.15%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.41%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.41%) Equities
7 4 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.06%) Fintech
8 3 (1.06%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.06%) iSeries
8 3 (1.06%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.06%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Tandem
9 2 (0.70%) CMDB
9 2 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.68%) Windows
2 25 (8.80%) Unix
3 16 (5.63%) Linux
4 15 (5.28%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.76%) zOS
7 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.06%) HPUX
8 3 (1.06%) Solaris
9 2 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.70%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.35%) VMS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.85%) Security Operations
2 43 (15.14%) ITIL
3 30 (10.56%) Incident Management
4 29 (10.21%) Business Analysis
5 20 (7.04%) Migration
5 20 (7.04%) SIEM
6 18 (6.34%) Information Security
6 18 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (5.99%) Change Management
7 17 (5.99%) Problem Management
8 16 (5.63%) Service Management
9 15 (5.28%) Project Management
10 14 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.93%) Data Analysis
10 14 (4.93%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (4.58%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.52%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (3.52%) Trend Analysis
13 9 (3.17%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.63%) JCL
2 14 (4.93%) SQL
3 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.76%) Perl
4 5 (1.76%) VB
5 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.41%) REXX
6 2 (0.70%) Korn
6 2 (0.70%) Python
6 2 (0.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.35%) Java
7 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (9.51%) CISSP
2 17 (5.99%) Degree
3 16 (5.63%) CISM
4 9 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.46%) CEH
6 7 (2.46%) CISA
7 6 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.06%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.06%) EMCSA
9 3 (1.06%) OCA
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.06%) SANS
10 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.70%) ISEB
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) QA
2 7 (2.46%) SLA
3 6 (2.11%) AIFMD
3 6 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.11%) UCITS
4 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.35%) EMIR
5 1 (0.35%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) SAS 70
System Software
1 12 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.41%) Snort
4 4 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) Control-M
1 6 (2.11%) QRadar
1 6 (2.11%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.76%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.76%) SCCM
3 4 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.41%) SCOM
4 3 (1.06%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.70%) Ansible
5 2 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.70%) Nessus
5 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.70%) WSUS
6 1 (0.35%) EnCase
6 1 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (14.79%) CA
2 21 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.28%) IBM
4 13 (4.58%) Splunk
5 12 (4.23%) VMware
6 10 (3.52%) Oracle
7 7 (2.46%) ArcSight
7 7 (2.46%) HP
8 6 (2.11%) Citrix
9 5 (1.76%) Qualys
9 5 (1.76%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.76%) Sourcefire
9 5 (1.76%) Sun
10 4 (1.41%) Cisco
10 4 (1.41%) EMC
10 4 (1.41%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.41%) SAP
10 4 (1.41%) Symantec
10 4 (1.41%) Veritas
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