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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Analyst
Rank 516 502 476
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 91 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 38 35
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£350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £200
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -54.54%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 29 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 22 May 2015. 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 -22 77 £350 +1.44% 16
London -12 48 £350 -17.64% 10
City of London +12 16 £305 +2.52% 5
Scotland +4 13 £350 -
South East -12 13 £350 +16.66% 2
Edinburgh +6 11 £350 -
West Midlands - 8 £350 - 1
Warwick - 7 £350 -
Warwickshire - 7 £350 -
Berkshire -3 5 £375 +107.03%
Hampshire 0 4 £225 -47.05% 1
Manchester -9 4 £323 -19.37%
North West -22 4 £323 +37.23%
Leeds - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Reading +10 2 £375 -
Bracknell +2 2 £413 +127.87%
Surrey +2 2 £170 -48.94% 1
Glasgow -4 2 £243 -
Woking - 2 £170 - 1
Hook - 2 £500 -
East of England +7 1 £335 +41.05%
Farnborough - 1 £225 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £335 -
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £190 -
Kidlington - 1 £190 -
Feltham - 1 - -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 59 (44.36%) Finance
2 30 (22.56%) Windows
3 24 (18.05%) Mainframe
4 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
5 21 (15.79%) ITIL
6 18 (13.53%) Cisco
6 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
7 17 (12.78%) MS Exchange
8 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (12.03%) MS Office
9 15 (11.28%) WAN
9 15 (11.28%) LAN
10 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (10.53%) Service Management
10 14 (10.53%) Problem Management
10 14 (10.53%) VMware
10 14 (10.53%) Banking
11 13 (9.77%) Financial Institution
11 13 (9.77%) Firewall
11 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
12 12 (9.02%) UNIX
12 12 (9.02%) Business Continuity
12 12 (9.02%) Performance Management
12 12 (9.02%) Windows 7
13 11 (8.27%) Citrix
13 11 (8.27%) MPLS
13 11 (8.27%) Blackberry
13 11 (8.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.26%) IIS
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.50%) CICS
4 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.75%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Office
2 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) FastStats
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
1 1 (0.75%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (0.75%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.28%) WAN
1 15 (11.28%) LAN
2 13 (9.77%) Firewall
3 11 (8.27%) MPLS
4 9 (6.77%) DSL
4 9 (6.77%) BIG-IP
5 8 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (6.02%) SAN
6 5 (3.76%) WLAN
6 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.76%) DNS
7 4 (3.01%) DHCP
7 4 (3.01%) VLAN
8 3 (2.26%) Network Security
9 2 (1.50%) SNMP
9 2 (1.50%) VPN
9 2 (1.50%) Wireless
9 2 (1.50%) NAS
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) DB2
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 59 (44.36%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Banking
3 13 (9.77%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.26%) Front Office
5 5 (3.76%) Law
6 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.26%) Retail
7 3 (2.26%) Games
7 3 (2.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) XML
2 2 (1.50%) ODBC
3 1 (0.75%) RESTful
3 1 (0.75%) Ajax
3 1 (0.75%) JSON
3 1 (0.75%) JavaBeans
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) JMS
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) COM
3 1 (0.75%) EJB
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.05%) Mainframe
2 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.27%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.51%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.51%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.76%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.76%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.50%) BYOD
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.75%) Online Games
7 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.75%) Derivative
7 1 (0.75%) Statistics
7 1 (0.75%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Windows
2 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.02%) UNIX
4 12 (9.02%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.50%) Solaris
6 2 (1.50%) zOS
7 1 (0.75%) CentOS
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.79%) ITIL
2 14 (10.53%) Service Management
2 14 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 12 (9.02%) Business Continuity
3 12 (9.02%) Performance Management
4 11 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (6.77%) Business Continuity Planning
5 9 (6.77%) BCP
6 7 (5.26%) ITSM
6 7 (5.26%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
7 6 (4.51%) Data Analysis
7 6 (4.51%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.51%) Migration
8 5 (3.76%) Change Management
8 5 (3.76%) CRM
9 4 (3.01%) SIEM
9 4 (3.01%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (3.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.77%) SQL
2 8 (6.02%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.50%) Java
3 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.50%) Korn
3 2 (1.50%) C-shell
4 1 (0.75%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.01%) GIAC
1 4 (3.01%) GCIA
1 4 (3.01%) GCIH
1 4 (3.01%) Degree
1 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) CCIE
3 1 (0.75%) CCNP
3 1 (0.75%) CCNA
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.75%) RHCE
3 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
3 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) EMIR
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.77%) NLBS
3 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.51%) Xen
4 6 (4.51%) Snort
5 4 (3.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (3.01%) XenApp
6 2 (1.50%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) WSUS
1 8 (6.02%) Control-M
2 7 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.51%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.75%) Cacti
6 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) Nessus
6 1 (0.75%) Nmap
6 1 (0.75%) Legato
6 1 (0.75%) Netcool
6 1 (0.75%) OpenView
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.53%) Cisco
3 14 (10.53%) VMware
4 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
5 11 (8.27%) Citrix
6 5 (3.76%) Veritas
6 5 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.76%) McAfee
6 5 (3.76%) HP
7 3 (2.26%) IBM
7 3 (2.26%) Calypso
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle
8 2 (1.50%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.50%) NetApp
8 2 (1.50%) Dell
8 2 (1.50%) EMC
8 2 (1.50%) Reuters
8 2 (1.50%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.50%) Symantec
8 2 (1.50%) Riverbed
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