The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 currently tracked.

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 498 486 516
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 95 82 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 45
Average daily rate
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£320 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £130 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 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
England -6 91 £320 -13.27% 18
London +29 75 £330 -5.71% 12
City of London +9 11 £320 -6.56% 7
South East -11 6 £425 -8.10% 1
North West +3 5 £235 - 1
Cheshire +7 4 £235 -
Surrey - 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £175 - 1
Southampton -7 2 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire -20 2 £425 -10.52%
Cambridge - 2 £175 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £175 -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 4
Cheadle - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dunblane - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 3
Halifax - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 46 (27.71%) UNIX
2 46 (27.71%) Windows
3 43 (25.90%) Active Directory
4 41 (24.70%) Microsoft
5 36 (21.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (17.47%) Financial Institution
6 29 (17.47%) Firewall
7 27 (16.27%) Veritas
7 27 (16.27%) Control-M
7 27 (16.27%) NetBackup
7 27 (16.27%) Hedge funds
8 26 (15.66%) SLA
9 23 (13.86%) HP
10 22 (13.25%) ITIL
10 22 (13.25%) Tivoli
10 22 (13.25%) Banking
11 21 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (11.45%) SolarWinds
13 18 (10.84%) VMware
14 16 (9.64%) MS Office
14 16 (9.64%) SQL
14 16 (9.64%) Citrix
15 15 (9.04%) MS Exchange
15 15 (9.04%) WAN
15 15 (9.04%) Middleware
15 15 (9.04%) Backup Exec
15 15 (9.04%) Problem Management
16 14 (8.43%) Windows 7

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (4.22%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (9.64%) MS Office
2 4 (2.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Maximo
1 2 (1.20%) Temenos Globus
1 2 (1.20%) PolarLake
1 2 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.60%) Endur
2 1 (0.60%) ZaiNet
2 1 (0.60%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.60%) Cordys
2 1 (0.60%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.47%) Firewall
2 15 (9.04%) WAN
3 11 (6.63%) LAN
4 10 (6.02%) DNS
4 10 (6.02%) MPLS
5 9 (5.42%) DSL
5 9 (5.42%) BIG-IP
6 8 (4.82%) Network Security
6 8 (4.82%) SAN
7 7 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.61%) Internet
8 6 (3.61%) DHCP
8 6 (3.61%) FTP
9 5 (3.01%) LDAP
10 4 (2.41%) VoIP
10 4 (2.41%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.41%) SNMP
10 4 (2.41%) Wireless
11 3 (1.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) MS Access
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Toad
1 1 (0.60%) Introscope
1 1 (0.60%) WebLOAD
General
1 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 29 (17.47%) Financial Institution
3 22 (13.25%) Banking
4 7 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.61%) Legal
6 5 (3.01%) Law
7 4 (2.41%) Front Office
7 4 (2.41%) Back Office
8 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.20%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.04%) Middleware
2 2 (1.20%) J2EE
3 1 (0.60%) JSP
3 1 (0.60%) ODBC
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.60%) JRules
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.27%) Hedge funds
2 12 (7.23%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.82%) AS400
3 8 (4.82%) SecurID
3 8 (4.82%) VAX
4 7 (4.22%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.22%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.61%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.61%) Derivative
6 4 (2.41%) PKI
6 4 (2.41%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.81%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) Statistics
9 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.71%) UNIX
1 46 (27.71%) Windows
2 21 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 13 (7.83%) Linux
6 12 (7.23%) Solaris
7 8 (4.82%) VMS
8 7 (4.22%) AIX
9 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) MVS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (13.25%) ITIL
3 15 (9.04%) Problem Management
4 12 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (7.23%) Business Analysis
5 11 (6.63%) Service Management
6 8 (4.82%) Performance Management
7 7 (4.22%) SIEM
8 6 (3.61%) Change Management
8 6 (3.61%) Information Security
8 6 (3.61%) Data Management
9 5 (3.01%) Release Management
10 4 (2.41%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.41%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.81%) ITSM
11 3 (1.81%) Data Security
11 3 (1.81%) Project Management
11 3 (1.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.64%) SQL
2 9 (5.42%) JCL
3 8 (4.82%) REXX
4 7 (4.22%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.01%) VBScript
5 5 (3.01%) C
6 2 (1.20%) Java
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.42%) CISSP
3 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.41%) GIAC
5 3 (1.81%) GCIA
5 3 (1.81%) GCFW
5 3 (1.81%) GCWN
5 3 (1.81%) MCDST
5 3 (1.81%) ISEB
5 3 (1.81%) MCP
5 3 (1.81%) MCSE
5 3 (1.81%) MCSA
6 2 (1.20%) Degree
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) GCIH
7 1 (0.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.66%) SLA
2 5 (3.01%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 43 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.42%) NLBS
4 8 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.22%) Xen
6 6 (3.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (3.61%) XenApp
7 4 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.81%) Snort
9 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (16.27%) Control-M
1 27 (16.27%) NetBackup
2 22 (13.25%) Tivoli
3 15 (9.04%) Backup Exec
4 12 (7.23%) SCOM
4 12 (7.23%) Nagios
5 9 (5.42%) WSUS
6 8 (4.82%) HP SIM
6 8 (4.82%) Netcool
6 8 (4.82%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (4.82%) Tivoli NetView
6 8 (4.82%) OpenView
6 8 (4.82%) Legato
7 5 (3.01%) SCCM
8 2 (1.20%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (24.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.27%) Veritas
3 23 (13.86%) HP
4 19 (11.45%) SolarWinds
5 18 (10.84%) VMware
6 16 (9.64%) Citrix
7 13 (7.83%) Cisco
7 13 (7.83%) IBM
8 12 (7.23%) Intel
8 12 (7.23%) Altiris
8 12 (7.23%) CheckPoint
8 12 (7.23%) BMC
9 9 (5.42%) Remedy
10 8 (4.82%) Wall Street Systems
11 7 (4.22%) Oracle
12 6 (3.61%) Sourcefire
12 6 (3.61%) CA
13 5 (3.01%) Cognos
14 4 (2.41%) Juniper
15 3 (1.81%) Trend Micro
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