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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Analyst
Rank 522 508 458
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -50
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 97 93 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 64 69
Average daily rate £394 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.74% +5.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.06% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.45 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.61% -4.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £11.95 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+58.99% -8.07%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
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% -

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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Operations Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 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
(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 +9 93 £400 -5.88% 27
London -19 42 £450 +3.44% 17
City of London +42 18 £525 +50.00% 4
South East +5 13 £336 -20.94% 1
South West +10 8 £188 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £313 -19.87% 1
North West -16 8 £313 -13.79% 3
East of England +5 7 £425 +44.06% 1
Surrey +1 6 £330 -22.35%
West Midlands -13 6 £468 - 2
Knutsford +1 5 £306 -26.99%
Cheshire -3 5 £306 -25.25%
North Yorkshire - 5 £300 -
York - 5 £300 -
West Yorkshire -3 4 £325 -16.66%
Luton - 4 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £425 - 1
Berkshire +5 3 £405 -
Manchester -15 3 £369 +13.46% 2
Devon - 3 £188 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £443 -
Plymouth - 3 £188 -
Sheffield - 3 £443 -
Halifax +5 2 £325 -16.66%
Scotland -12 2 £300 -14.28% 4
Edinburgh -17 2 £300 -14.28% 2
Essex - 2 £375 -
Hull - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 - -
Selby - 2 - -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (48.67%) Finance
2 66 (25.10%) Mainframe
3 54 (20.53%) Banking
4 50 (19.01%) Windows
5 47 (17.87%) CA
6 36 (13.69%) Unix
7 33 (12.55%) Security Operations
8 31 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (11.41%) Microsoft
10 29 (11.03%) Linux
11 28 (10.65%) JCL
11 28 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (10.65%) Change Management
12 25 (9.51%) Tivoli
13 23 (8.75%) ITIL
14 22 (8.37%) IBM
15 20 (7.60%) REXX
16 19 (7.22%) Business Analysis
16 19 (7.22%) Data Centre
17 18 (6.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 17 (6.46%) Shell Script
18 17 (6.46%) SQL
18 17 (6.46%) Investment Banking
18 17 (6.46%) Retail
18 17 (6.46%) Windows Server
19 16 (6.08%) Time Sharing Option
19 16 (6.08%) iSeries
19 16 (6.08%) ISPF
19 16 (6.08%) Problem Management
19 16 (6.08%) IIS

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (6.08%) IIS
2 7 (2.66%) CICS
2 7 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.76%) Apache
4 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.76%) Commerce Server
4 2 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.80%) MS Office
3 7 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Fredhopper
1 1 (0.38%) Hi Portfolio
1 1 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (0.38%) Maximo
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.08%) FTP
2 9 (3.42%) Firewall
3 8 (3.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (3.04%) LAN
4 7 (2.66%) Internet
5 6 (2.28%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.28%) WAN
6 4 (1.52%) SAN
7 3 (1.14%) Network Security
7 3 (1.14%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.76%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.76%) DNS
8 2 (0.76%) Intranet
8 2 (0.76%) LDAP
8 2 (0.76%) MPLS
8 2 (0.76%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.38%) HTTP
9 1 (0.38%) VoIP
9 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.80%) DB2
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.14%) KDB
5 2 (0.76%) BODI
5 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.94%) ChangeMan
2 4 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.38%) Hudson
3 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
General
1 128 (48.67%) Finance
2 54 (20.53%) Banking
3 17 (6.46%) Investment Banking
3 17 (6.46%) Retail
4 11 (4.18%) Front Office
5 7 (2.66%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.90%) Legal
8 4 (1.52%) Back Office
9 3 (1.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.38%) German Language
10 1 (0.38%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.08%) ISPF
2 10 (3.80%) Web Services
3 9 (3.42%) .NET
4 4 (1.52%) ELK Stack
4 4 (1.52%) Middleware
5 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.14%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.76%) Ajax
6 2 (0.76%) CSS
6 2 (0.76%) HTML
6 2 (0.76%) JSON
6 2 (0.76%) XML
7 1 (0.38%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 66 (25.10%) Mainframe
2 31 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.08%) iSeries
5 14 (5.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (4.94%) AS400
7 11 (4.18%) HACMP
8 10 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.90%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.52%) Derivative
11 4 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.14%) Equities
12 3 (1.14%) Fintech
12 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.01%) Windows
2 36 (13.69%) Unix
3 29 (11.03%) Linux
4 17 (6.46%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.42%) zOS
8 7 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.90%) MVS
10 2 (0.76%) AIX
10 2 (0.76%) CentOS
10 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.38%) OS/390
11 1 (0.38%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.55%) Security Operations
2 28 (10.65%) Change Management
2 28 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (8.75%) ITIL
4 19 (7.22%) Business Analysis
5 16 (6.08%) Problem Management
6 15 (5.70%) Migration
6 15 (5.70%) SIEM
7 14 (5.32%) Data Centre Operations
8 12 (4.56%) Asset Management
8 12 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (4.18%) Incident Management
9 11 (4.18%) Information Security
10 8 (3.04%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.04%) Data Management
10 8 (3.04%) DevOps
10 8 (3.04%) Line Management
11 7 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.66%) Project Management
11 7 (2.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.65%) JCL
2 20 (7.60%) REXX
3 17 (6.46%) Shell Script
3 17 (6.46%) SQL
4 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.90%) VB
5 3 (1.14%) C#
5 3 (1.14%) Java
5 3 (1.14%) Perl
5 3 (1.14%) Python
6 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.76%) VBA
7 1 (0.38%) COBOL
7 1 (0.38%) Jython
7 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (4.56%) Degree
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.66%) CISSP
4 7 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.28%) MCSE
6 4 (1.52%) MCP
6 4 (1.52%) MCSA
7 3 (1.14%) RHCE
8 2 (0.76%) CEH
8 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CISM
9 1 (0.38%) GCIA
9 1 (0.38%) GCIH
9 1 (0.38%) HNC
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) MiFID
3 2 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.76%) EMIR
3 2 (0.76%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (6.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 16 (6.08%) Time Sharing Option
3 13 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.76%) NLBS
6 2 (0.76%) RACF
6 2 (0.76%) Snort
6 2 (0.76%) Xen
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (9.51%) Tivoli
2 12 (4.56%) NetBackup
3 10 (3.80%) Cacti
4 8 (3.04%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.04%) QRadar
5 7 (2.66%) Control-M
6 6 (2.28%) SCCM
6 6 (2.28%) WSUS
7 4 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.52%) Nagios
7 4 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.52%) Puppet
8 3 (1.14%) CA Endevor
8 3 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.38%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.38%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.38%) SCOM
9 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (17.87%) CA
2 30 (11.41%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.37%) IBM
4 15 (5.70%) VMware
5 12 (4.56%) Splunk
6 10 (3.80%) Cisco
7 9 (3.42%) NetApp
7 9 (3.42%) Symantec
8 7 (2.66%) ArcSight
8 7 (2.66%) Citrix
8 7 (2.66%) McAfee
9 6 (2.28%) Veritas
10 4 (1.52%) CommVault
10 4 (1.52%) Murex
10 4 (1.52%) Oracle
10 4 (1.52%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.52%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.14%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.14%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
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