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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Analyst
Rank 536 498 483
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 110 147 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 124 79
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £211 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £18.75 - £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 - £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 - £14.50

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 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 29 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 -11 91 £388 +10.71% 27
London -22 40 £500 +42.85% 10
North West +13 17 £375 +13.63% 1
Scotland -37 16 £375 +7.14%
South East -5 12 £400 +14.28% 6
Manchester -2 11 £375 +13.63% 1
City of London +33 10 £475 +54.47% 5
Edinburgh -22 9 £320 -8.57%
East of England +14 8 £400 +16.78% 4
South West +3 8 £325 -23.52% 1
Glasgow -1 6 £400 +14.28%
Bristol - 5 £325 - 1
Surrey -4 4 £446 +162.50%
Lancashire - 4 £320 -
Lytham St Annes - 4 £320 -
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £394 +92.07% 2
Oxfordshire +11 3 £325 +71.05% 1
Yorkshire +8 3 £316 -2.76% 5
Norfolk 0 3 £153 -56.28% 1
Berkshire -10 3 £394 +5.00% 3
West Midlands -15 3 £343 -2.14%
Bedfordshire - 3 £400 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £316 -2.76% 4
Cheshire - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £335 -
Essex - 2 £488 - 1
East Midlands +10 1 £500 +11.11%
North Yorkshire +9 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +7 1 - - 2

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 99 (42.67%) Finance
2 47 (20.26%) Security Operations
3 38 (16.38%) Banking
4 35 (15.09%) Windows
5 33 (14.22%) ITIL
6 27 (11.64%) Unix
7 26 (11.21%) Business Analysis
7 26 (11.21%) Incident Management
7 26 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (10.78%) Security Operations Centre
9 24 (10.34%) Migration
10 23 (9.91%) SIEM
11 22 (9.48%) Microsoft
12 21 (9.05%) CISSP
13 20 (8.62%) Mainframe
13 20 (8.62%) Change Management
14 19 (8.19%) Splunk
15 18 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (7.76%) Linux
16 17 (7.33%) MS Excel
16 17 (7.33%) Windows Server
17 16 (6.90%) Problem Management
17 16 (6.90%) Information Security
18 15 (6.47%) Project Management
19 14 (6.03%) CISM
19 14 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 14 (6.03%) Vulnerability Management
20 13 (5.60%) Degree
20 13 (5.60%) Service Management
20 13 (5.60%) Firewall

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 9 (3.88%) IIS
2 6 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.86%) Totara
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) FileNet
4 1 (0.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.17%) MS Office
3 11 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.86%) MS Project
5 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.43%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.43%) Maximo
1 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.29%) Office 365
3 2 (0.86%) SaaS
3 2 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.86%) Taleo
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.60%) Firewall
2 10 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (3.02%) Internet
4 6 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.16%) DNS
5 5 (2.16%) FTP
6 4 (1.72%) Network Security
6 4 (1.72%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.29%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.86%) LAN
8 2 (0.86%) LDAP
8 2 (0.86%) SAN
8 2 (0.86%) VPN
8 2 (0.86%) WAN
9 1 (0.43%) DHCP
9 1 (0.43%) HTTP
9 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.43%) SMS
9 1 (0.43%) SMTP
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) QlikView
3 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.29%) KDB
4 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.86%) GIS
5 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.86%) ChangeMan
1 2 (0.86%) Hudson
1 2 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
General
1 99 (42.67%) Finance
2 38 (16.38%) Banking
3 11 (4.74%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.02%) Advertising
4 7 (3.02%) Retail
5 6 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.16%) Front Office
7 4 (1.72%) Legal
8 3 (1.29%) Back Office
8 3 (1.29%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.86%) International Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Law
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 4 (1.72%) Web Services
2 3 (1.29%) Flash
3 2 (0.86%) .NET
3 2 (0.86%) ELK Stack
3 2 (0.86%) ISPF
3 2 (0.86%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) FIXML
4 1 (0.43%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (8.62%) Mainframe
4 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.59%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.72%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.72%) Fintech
8 3 (1.29%) Equities
8 3 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.29%) iSeries
8 3 (1.29%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.29%) Tandem
9 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.86%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.86%) Derivative
9 2 (0.86%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.09%) Windows
2 27 (11.64%) Unix
3 18 (7.76%) Linux
4 17 (7.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.29%) HPUX
8 3 (1.29%) Solaris
9 2 (0.86%) AIX
9 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.86%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) VMS
10 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.26%) Security Operations
2 33 (14.22%) ITIL
3 26 (11.21%) Business Analysis
3 26 (11.21%) Incident Management
4 24 (10.34%) Migration
5 23 (9.91%) SIEM
6 20 (8.62%) Change Management
7 18 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (6.90%) Information Security
8 16 (6.90%) Problem Management
9 15 (6.47%) Project Management
10 14 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (6.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (5.60%) Data Analysis
11 13 (5.60%) Service Management
12 11 (4.74%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.88%) Trend Analysis
14 8 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.74%) JCL
1 11 (4.74%) SQL
2 7 (3.02%) VB
3 5 (2.16%) Perl
3 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.72%) REXX
5 3 (1.29%) Python
6 2 (0.86%) Korn
6 2 (0.86%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (9.05%) CISSP
2 14 (6.03%) CISM
3 13 (5.60%) Degree
4 7 (3.02%) CEH
4 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.16%) CISA
6 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.72%) MCP
7 3 (1.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.29%) EMCSA
7 3 (1.29%) MCSE
7 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.29%) SANS
7 3 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.86%) ISEB
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.86%) RHCE
8 2 (0.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.31%) SLA
2 8 (3.45%) QA
3 6 (2.59%) AIFMD
3 6 (2.59%) UCITS
4 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.43%) COBIT
7 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.43%) EMIR
7 1 (0.43%) MiFID
7 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.43%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.72%) Snort
5 3 (1.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.74%) QRadar
2 9 (3.88%) NetBackup
3 8 (3.45%) Control-M
4 7 (3.02%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.59%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.16%) SCCM
7 4 (1.72%) Cacti
7 4 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.72%) SCOM
7 4 (1.72%) WSUS
8 3 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.86%) Ansible
9 2 (0.86%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.86%) Nagios
9 2 (0.86%) Nessus
9 2 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.19%) Splunk
3 12 (5.17%) ArcSight
3 12 (5.17%) VMware
4 10 (4.31%) IBM
5 7 (3.02%) Citrix
6 6 (2.59%) CA
6 6 (2.59%) Intel Security
6 6 (2.59%) Oracle
6 6 (2.59%) Sourcefire
6 6 (2.59%) Symantec
6 6 (2.59%) Veritas
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco
7 5 (2.16%) Qualys
7 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.16%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.72%) EMC
8 4 (1.72%) SAP
9 3 (1.29%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.29%) HP
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