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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Analyst
Rank 509 501 488
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 138 136 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 117 79
Median daily rate £414 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.21% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £227 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £12.50 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+72.00% -26.47%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 May 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
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 May 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 0 122 £425 +21.42% 26
London -7 67 £485 +29.33% 13
City of London +40 18 £475 +50.79% 10
North West +11 17 £350 -4.10% 2
South East -8 13 £408 +16.42% 4
Scotland -35 13 £375 +7.14%
Manchester -1 10 £375 +2.73% 2
Bromley - 8 £363 -
South West +7 7 £325 -23.52%
West Midlands -11 7 £450 +28.57% 2
Edinburgh -30 7 £290 -17.14%
Glasgow +8 6 £425 +21.42%
Lytham St Annes - 5 £325 -
Bristol - 5 £325 -
Lancashire - 5 £325 -
East Midlands +12 4 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +3 3 £400 +6.66% 2
Yorkshire -4 3 £342 +5.23% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £400 +95.12% 1
East of England +8 2 £413 +17.85% 3
West Yorkshire +4 2 £334 +2.61% 2
Middlesex -1 2 £308 -27.64%
Warwickshire -5 2 £485 +38.57%
Surrey -6 2 £463 +172.05%
Warwick -8 2 £485 +38.57%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 100 (43.29%) Finance
2 47 (20.35%) Security Operations
3 43 (18.61%) Banking
4 34 (14.72%) Windows
5 28 (12.12%) ITIL
5 28 (12.12%) Unix
6 25 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (10.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 24 (10.39%) Mainframe
8 23 (9.96%) Microsoft
8 23 (9.96%) SIEM
8 23 (9.96%) Incident Management
9 22 (9.52%) Linux
9 22 (9.52%) Migration
9 22 (9.52%) Change Management
10 21 (9.09%) CISSP
10 21 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 19 (8.23%) Splunk
12 18 (7.79%) Windows Server
12 18 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (6.93%) Information Security
13 16 (6.93%) Problem Management
13 16 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.49%) Firewall
14 15 (6.49%) MS Excel
15 14 (6.06%) IBM
15 14 (6.06%) CISM
15 14 (6.06%) VMware
16 13 (5.63%) Investment Banking
16 13 (5.63%) JCL

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 13 (5.63%) IIS
2 7 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.87%) CICS
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.43%) FileNet
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.43%) Totara
Applications
1 15 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.76%) MS Office
3 9 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
5 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.43%) Maximo
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.30%) Office 365
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.49%) Firewall
2 10 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.03%) Internet
5 5 (2.16%) DNS
5 5 (2.16%) FTP
5 5 (2.16%) LAN
6 4 (1.73%) Network Security
6 4 (1.73%) WAN
6 4 (1.73%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.30%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.87%) DHCP
8 2 (0.87%) LDAP
8 2 (0.87%) SAN
8 2 (0.87%) VPN
9 1 (0.43%) Intranet
9 1 (0.43%) IntruShield
9 1 (0.43%) SMS
9 1 (0.43%) VLAN
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.73%) DB2
2 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.30%) KDB
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.30%) QlikView
4 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.87%) GIS
4 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) ChangeMan
1 2 (0.87%) Hudson
1 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 100 (43.29%) Finance
2 43 (18.61%) Banking
3 13 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.33%) Front Office
5 9 (3.90%) Retail
6 7 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.60%) Advertising
8 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Back Office
9 2 (0.87%) International Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.46%) Web Services
2 5 (2.16%) .NET
3 4 (1.73%) ELK Stack
4 3 (1.30%) Flash
5 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.87%) ISPF
5 2 (0.87%) Middleware
5 2 (0.87%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.43%) FIXML
6 1 (0.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
1 25 (10.82%) Security Operations Centre
2 24 (10.39%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.03%) Hedge funds
4 6 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.16%) iSeries
6 4 (1.73%) AS400
6 4 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.73%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.73%) Fintech
7 3 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.30%) Tandem
8 2 (0.87%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.87%) Derivative
8 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.87%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.72%) Windows
2 28 (12.12%) Unix
3 22 (9.52%) Linux
4 18 (7.79%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.30%) Solaris
9 2 (0.87%) AIX
9 2 (0.87%) CentOS
9 2 (0.87%) HPUX
9 2 (0.87%) VMS
9 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.87%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.35%) Security Operations
2 28 (12.12%) ITIL
3 23 (9.96%) Incident Management
3 23 (9.96%) SIEM
4 22 (9.52%) Change Management
4 22 (9.52%) Migration
5 21 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 18 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (6.93%) Information Security
7 16 (6.93%) Problem Management
7 16 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (5.19%) Service Management
8 12 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (4.76%) Project Management
10 10 (4.33%) Data Management
10 10 (4.33%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.90%) DevOps
12 8 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.46%) Asset Management
12 8 (3.46%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.63%) JCL
2 10 (4.33%) SQL
3 7 (3.03%) VB
4 6 (2.60%) REXX
5 5 (2.16%) Perl
5 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.30%) Python
7 2 (0.87%) C#
7 2 (0.87%) Korn
7 2 (0.87%) Ruby
8 1 (0.43%) Java
8 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (9.09%) CISSP
2 14 (6.06%) CISM
3 13 (5.63%) Degree
4 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.03%) CEH
6 5 (2.16%) CISA
6 5 (2.16%) MCSE
6 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.73%) MCP
7 4 (1.73%) MCSA
7 4 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.30%) EMCSA
8 3 (1.30%) RHCE
8 3 (1.30%) SANS
9 2 (0.87%) ISEB
9 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.46%) SLA
2 6 (2.60%) QA
3 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.30%) AIFMD
4 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.30%) UCITS
5 2 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.87%) EMIR
5 2 (0.87%) MiFID
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (4.33%) Active Directory
1 10 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (1.73%) Snort
5 2 (0.87%) RACF
5 2 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.76%) QRadar
2 10 (4.33%) NetBackup
2 10 (4.33%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.90%) Control-M
4 8 (3.46%) Cacti
5 6 (2.60%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.60%) SCCM
6 4 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.73%) Nagios
6 4 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.73%) Puppet
6 4 (1.73%) WSUS
7 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.87%) Ansible
8 2 (0.87%) CA Endevor
8 2 (0.87%) Nessus
8 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.23%) Splunk
3 14 (6.06%) IBM
3 14 (6.06%) VMware
4 12 (5.19%) ArcSight
5 8 (3.46%) CA
5 8 (3.46%) Citrix
5 8 (3.46%) Intel Security
5 8 (3.46%) Symantec
6 6 (2.60%) Cisco
6 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.60%) Sourcefire
6 6 (2.60%) Veritas
7 5 (2.16%) EMC
7 5 (2.16%) Oracle
8 4 (1.73%) CommVault
8 4 (1.73%) Qualys
8 4 (1.73%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.73%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.30%) Blue Coat
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