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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Analyst
Rank 510 501 543
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 115 146 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 90 83
Median daily rate £355 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +52.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +143.47%

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 -12 110 £365 -16.57% 14
London -11 43 £413 -14.94% 1
South East +23 23 £450 +73.07% 7
North West +6 17 £325 -27.77%
North East -13 16 £335 +19.64%
Tyne and Wear -23 15 £335 +19.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 14 £335 +19.64%
Surrey +23 11 £450 +36.36%
Redhill +11 11 £450 -
West Midlands -16 6 £250 -48.45% 2
Shropshire - 6 £250 -
Lancashire - 6 £335 -
Blackpool - 6 £335 -
Milton Keynes +13 5 £475 - 2
Berkshire +12 5 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £475 - 2
Scotland +4 5 £480 +2.67% 2
Manchester -2 5 £325 -32.98%
Telford - 5 £250 -
Yorkshire +15 4 £225 +87.50% 1
West Yorkshire +12 4 £225 +87.50% 1
Cheshire +14 3 £450 +44.00%
Bracknell +4 3 £500 -
Leeds - 3 £225 - 1
South West +8 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Chester +3 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £203 - 4
Peel - 2 £335 -
Southport - 2 £363 -
Salford - 2 £325 -

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 158 (49.53%) Finance
2 114 (35.74%) CA
3 110 (34.48%) Mainframe
4 48 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (14.73%) ITIL
6 45 (14.11%) Unix
7 44 (13.79%) Windows
8 39 (12.23%) Linux
9 34 (10.66%) Security Operations
10 32 (10.03%) Banking
11 29 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 28 (8.78%) IBM
12 28 (8.78%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (8.15%) Service Management
13 26 (8.15%) MS Excel
13 26 (8.15%) WebSphere
14 25 (7.84%) AIX
15 24 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (7.21%) Change Management
16 23 (7.21%) SQL
17 22 (6.90%) Firewall
17 22 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (6.90%) Security Cleared
18 21 (6.58%) SC Cleared
18 21 (6.58%) DevOps
19 20 (6.27%) MS PowerPoint
19 20 (6.27%) Windows XP
20 19 (5.96%) Windows 2000
20 19 (5.96%) ITSM
21 18 (5.64%) Data Analysis

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 26 (8.15%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.13%) Apache
3 9 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.19%) CICS
5 6 (1.88%) Commerce Server
5 6 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.25%) Confluence
6 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.76%) MS Office
4 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.31%) HFM
3 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.31%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.64%) SaaS
2 16 (5.02%) IaaS
2 16 (5.02%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.90%) Firewall
2 9 (2.82%) WAN
3 7 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (2.19%) VoIP
4 6 (1.88%) LAN
5 5 (1.57%) Internet
5 5 (1.57%) MPLS
5 5 (1.57%) VPN
6 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.94%) ADSL
7 3 (0.94%) DNS
7 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.31%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.45%) DB2
2 8 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.94%) QlikView
4 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.63%) MySQL
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.31%) MS Access
6 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.31%) Redis
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.25%) JIRA
2 3 (0.94%) Subversion
2 3 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 158 (49.53%) Finance
2 32 (10.03%) Banking
3 17 (5.33%) Retail
4 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.51%) Marketing
5 8 (2.51%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.57%) Legal
8 4 (1.25%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.13%) XML
2 8 (2.51%) ELK Stack
3 6 (1.88%) Ajax
3 6 (1.88%) CSS
3 6 (1.88%) HTML
3 6 (1.88%) JSON
4 5 (1.57%) Middleware
5 4 (1.25%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (1.25%) Worklight
6 2 (0.63%) jBPM
6 2 (0.63%) SOAP
6 2 (0.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.31%) .NET
7 1 (0.31%) Doctrine
7 1 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.31%) Kafka
7 1 (0.31%) RESTful
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (34.48%) Mainframe
2 48 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.45%) Tandem
5 10 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.19%) Equities
7 6 (1.88%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.57%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.57%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.94%) Derivative
10 3 (0.94%) e-Health
10 3 (0.94%) IVR
11 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.63%) Economics
11 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 45 (14.11%) Unix
2 44 (13.79%) Windows
3 39 (12.23%) Linux
4 25 (7.84%) AIX
5 20 (6.27%) Windows XP
6 19 (5.96%) Windows 2000
7 8 (2.51%) zOS
8 3 (0.94%) MVS
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.63%) Debian
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.73%) ITIL
2 34 (10.66%) Security Operations
3 28 (8.78%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (8.15%) Service Management
5 24 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (7.21%) Change Management
7 22 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (6.58%) DevOps
9 19 (5.96%) ITSM
10 18 (5.64%) Data Analysis
10 18 (5.64%) Open Source
10 18 (5.64%) Problem Management
11 17 (5.33%) Release Management
12 14 (4.39%) Business Analysis
12 14 (4.39%) Protective Monitoring
12 14 (4.39%) Target Operating Model
13 13 (4.08%) Data Management
13 13 (4.08%) PRINCE2
13 13 (4.08%) SIEM
14 11 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.21%) SQL
2 13 (4.08%) JCL
3 8 (2.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.19%) Java
4 7 (2.19%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.19%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.25%) Python
6 3 (0.94%) Perl
7 2 (0.63%) PHP
7 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.31%) C#
8 1 (0.31%) REXX
Qualifications
1 22 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.13%) Degree
4 9 (2.82%) CISSP
5 5 (1.57%) CISA
5 5 (1.57%) OCA
5 5 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.94%) CCNA
6 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.63%) ACCA
7 2 (0.63%) CIMA
7 2 (0.63%) CISM
7 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) CRISC
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) SANS
8 1 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.76%) SLA
2 6 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.88%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.94%) MiFID
5 2 (0.63%) FATCA
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.63%) RACF
3 1 (0.31%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (1.88%) CA Endevor
2 4 (1.25%) QRadar
3 3 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.63%) Cacti
4 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.63%) Kibana
4 2 (0.63%) logstash
4 2 (0.63%) Nagios
4 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.31%) Control-M
5 1 (0.31%) MOM
5 1 (0.31%) Nessus
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 114 (35.74%) CA
2 29 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.78%) IBM
4 10 (3.13%) Splunk
5 9 (2.82%) Oracle
6 6 (1.88%) Cisco
6 6 (1.88%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.57%) F5
7 5 (1.57%) LogRhythm
7 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.57%) VMware
8 4 (1.25%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.25%) Apple
8 4 (1.25%) BMC
8 4 (1.25%) HP
8 4 (1.25%) SmartStream
9 3 (0.94%) Avaya
9 3 (0.94%) Sun
10 2 (0.63%) SAP
10 2 (0.63%) Sybase