The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Analyst
Rank 512 514 524
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 94 65 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 48
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£320 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £304 £308
% change year-on-year
-34.15% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 - £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 - £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.50

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 83 £310 -11.42% 15
London +50 66 £320 -8.57% 5
City of London +10 9 £320 -1.53%
North West -5 8 £200 -14.89%
South East -18 7 £313 -32.43% 3
Manchester - 6 £200 -
Scotland -12 5 £388 +93.75% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £388 - 1
Berkshire +11 4 £200 -36.00%
Reading - 2 £195 -
Surrey - 2 - - 3
Southampton -11 1 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire -18 1 £425 -10.52%
Cheshire - 1 £235 -
East Sussex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 63 (35.80%) Finance
2 56 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 52 (29.55%) Windows
4 50 (28.41%) UNIX
5 47 (26.70%) Active Directory
6 39 (22.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (18.18%) Financial Institution
8 30 (17.05%) Firewall
8 30 (17.05%) NetBackup
8 30 (17.05%) Control-M
8 30 (17.05%) Veritas
8 30 (17.05%) Hedge funds
9 27 (15.34%) SLA
9 27 (15.34%) ITIL
10 26 (14.77%) MS Office
11 25 (14.20%) Problem Management
12 23 (13.07%) Tivoli
13 22 (12.50%) HP
13 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (11.93%) Middleware
14 21 (11.93%) SQL
15 19 (10.80%) Linux
15 19 (10.80%) IBM
15 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (10.80%) VMware
16 18 (10.23%) Backup Exec
16 18 (10.23%) Solaris
16 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
17 17 (9.66%) Banking
17 17 (9.66%) Service Management

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (7.39%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.11%) IIS
4 8 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.98%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.98%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.41%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (14.77%) MS Office
2 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (1.14%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.57%) ZaiNet
3 1 (0.57%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.57%) Endur
3 1 (0.57%) Cordys
3 1 (0.57%) Aligne
3 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.05%) Firewall
2 15 (8.52%) WAN
3 13 (7.39%) LAN
4 12 (6.82%) MPLS
5 11 (6.25%) DSL
5 11 (6.25%) BIG-IP
6 10 (5.68%) FTP
6 10 (5.68%) DNS
7 9 (5.11%) SAN
8 8 (4.55%) Wireless
9 7 (3.98%) Network Security
9 7 (3.98%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.41%) DHCP
10 6 (3.41%) HTTP
10 6 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.84%) LDAP
12 4 (2.27%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.27%) SNMP
13 3 (1.70%) VoIP
13 3 (1.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.98%) DB2
3 1 (0.57%) OLAP
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Toad
1 1 (0.57%) Introscope
1 1 (0.57%) WebLOAD
General
1 63 (35.80%) Finance
2 32 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 17 (9.66%) Banking
4 9 (5.11%) Retail
5 8 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.41%) Law
6 6 (3.41%) Legal
6 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.27%) Front Office
8 4 (2.27%) Back Office
9 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.93%) Middleware
2 8 (4.55%) J2EE
3 6 (3.41%) JDBC
4 1 (0.57%) JSP
4 1 (0.57%) ODBC
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.57%) JRules
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.05%) Hedge funds
2 15 (8.52%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.55%) AS400
3 8 (4.55%) SecurID
3 8 (4.55%) VAX
4 7 (3.98%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.98%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.41%) Derivative
6 5 (2.84%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.27%) PKI
7 4 (2.27%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.70%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.14%) CMDB
10 1 (0.57%) Statistics
10 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.55%) Windows
2 50 (28.41%) UNIX
3 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (10.80%) Linux
5 18 (10.23%) Solaris
6 17 (9.66%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.25%) AIX
8 8 (4.55%) VMS
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.57%) MVS
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (15.34%) ITIL
3 25 (14.20%) Problem Management
4 17 (9.66%) Service Management
5 12 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 10 (5.68%) Performance Management
8 8 (4.55%) ITSM
8 8 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.98%) Data Management
9 7 (3.98%) SIEM
10 6 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (3.41%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.41%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.84%) Release Management
11 5 (2.84%) Integration Testing
12 4 (2.27%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.93%) SQL
2 8 (4.55%) Java
3 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.98%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.41%) Perl
4 6 (3.41%) JCL
5 5 (2.84%) VBScript
5 5 (2.84%) REXX
5 5 (2.84%) C
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.41%) CISSP
4 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.27%) MCP
5 4 (2.27%) MCSE
5 4 (2.27%) MCSA
5 4 (2.27%) MCDST
5 4 (2.27%) Degree
6 3 (1.70%) ISEB
6 3 (1.70%) GIAC
6 3 (1.70%) GCIA
6 3 (1.70%) GCFW
6 3 (1.70%) GCWN
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.57%) CCNA
7 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.34%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (26.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.25%) NLBS
4 8 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.98%) XenApp
5 7 (3.98%) Xen
6 4 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.70%) Snort
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.57%) UAG
9 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (17.05%) Control-M
1 30 (17.05%) NetBackup
2 23 (13.07%) Tivoli
3 18 (10.23%) Backup Exec
4 13 (7.39%) SCOM
5 12 (6.82%) Nagios
6 11 (6.25%) WSUS
7 8 (4.55%) HP SIM
7 8 (4.55%) Netcool
7 8 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
7 8 (4.55%) Tivoli NetView
7 8 (4.55%) OpenView
7 8 (4.55%) Legato
8 5 (2.84%) SCCM
9 2 (1.14%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.05%) Veritas
3 22 (12.50%) HP
4 19 (10.80%) IBM
4 19 (10.80%) VMware
5 17 (9.66%) SolarWinds
6 16 (9.09%) Citrix
7 15 (8.52%) Cisco
8 14 (7.95%) CheckPoint
9 13 (7.39%) Oracle
10 12 (6.82%) Intel
10 12 (6.82%) BMC
10 12 (6.82%) Altiris
11 9 (5.11%) Remedy
12 8 (4.55%) Wall Street Systems
13 6 (3.41%) Sourcefire
13 6 (3.41%) CA
14 5 (2.84%) Juniper
14 5 (2.84%) Cognos
15 4 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
Surrey
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago