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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Analyst
Rank 547 497 489
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 35 62 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 23
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£375 £311 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £181 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £665 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.40 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -

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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 6 March 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 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 6 March 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 -47 33 £375 +15.38% 27
London -6 21 £375 -25.00% 7
City of London +14 10 £300 -21.05% 3
West Midlands +1 4 - - 2
South East -21 4 £363 +39.42% 5
Yorkshire -1 3 - - 2
Berkshire -5 3 £363 +99.65% 2
West Yorkshire -7 3 - - 2
Edinburgh +1 2 - - 1
Scotland -14 2 - - 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Hampshire -9 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 £375 -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 3
Weybridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - - 2
Godalming - - - -
Halifax - - - -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 30 (31.91%) Windows
2 28 (29.79%) Finance
3 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.15%) Cisco
4 18 (19.15%) ITIL
5 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
5 16 (17.02%) WAN
5 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (15.96%) VMware
6 15 (15.96%) Firewall
6 15 (15.96%) SAN
7 13 (13.83%) LAN
7 13 (13.83%) Problem Management
8 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
8 12 (12.77%) Citrix
8 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (12.77%) MPLS
9 11 (11.70%) UNIX
9 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
9 11 (11.70%) Banking
10 10 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
10 10 (10.64%) Service Management
10 10 (10.64%) CheckPoint
11 9 (9.57%) MS Office
11 9 (9.57%) XenApp
11 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
11 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (8.51%) WLAN
12 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.19%) IIS
3 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.13%) CICS
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
5 1 (1.06%) Apache
5 1 (1.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.57%) MS Office
3 5 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.06%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
2 1 (1.06%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.06%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) WAN
2 15 (15.96%) SAN
2 15 (15.96%) Firewall
3 13 (13.83%) LAN
4 12 (12.77%) MPLS
5 8 (8.51%) WLAN
6 7 (7.45%) DNS
7 6 (6.38%) DSL
7 6 (6.38%) BIG-IP
7 6 (6.38%) VLAN
8 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.26%) VoIP
9 4 (4.26%) DHCP
9 4 (4.26%) Network Security
9 4 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.19%) NAS
10 3 (3.19%) VPN
11 2 (2.13%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.13%) SNMP
11 2 (2.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.19%) DB2
1 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
1 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.38%) Front Office
4 5 (5.32%) Law
5 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Games
7 1 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) Web Services
1 2 (2.13%) LAMP
1 2 (2.13%) COM
2 1 (1.06%) EJB
2 1 (1.06%) SOAP
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) RESTful
2 1 (1.06%) Memcached
2 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.06%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) JMS
2 1 (1.06%) JavaBeans
2 1 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.45%) Fat Client
2 7 (7.45%) Thin Client
2 7 (7.45%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.38%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.19%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
5 2 (2.13%) IVR
5 2 (2.13%) e-Health
5 2 (2.13%) DTCC
5 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.06%) Swaptions
6 1 (1.06%) Online Games
6 1 (1.06%) Derivative
6 1 (1.06%) Statistics
6 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.91%) Windows
2 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (11.70%) UNIX
5 6 (6.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.32%) Linux
7 4 (4.26%) Solaris
8 2 (2.13%) zOS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.13%) VMS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) ITIL
2 13 (13.83%) Problem Management
3 10 (10.64%) Service Management
4 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.45%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.38%) ITSM
7 6 (6.38%) Migration
7 6 (6.38%) BCP
7 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.38%) Change Management
7 6 (6.38%) Performance Management
7 6 (6.38%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (4.26%) Cash Management
8 4 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.26%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Workflow
9 3 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
1 3 (3.19%) SQL
1 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.13%) Ruby
2 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.13%) VBA
2 2 (2.13%) Python
2 2 (2.13%) PHP
2 2 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.19%) CCNA
2 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) CCIE
3 2 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.06%) GIAC
4 1 (1.06%) GCIA
4 1 (1.06%) GCIH
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.13%) EMIR
3 1 (1.06%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.57%) XenApp
4 6 (6.38%) Xen
4 6 (6.38%) NLBS
4 6 (6.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.19%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.19%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.19%) Snort
6 2 (2.13%) vSphere
6 2 (2.13%) Firmware
7 1 (1.06%) RACF
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.06%) UAG
7 1 (1.06%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Control-M
2 6 (6.38%) WSUS
3 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.13%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.06%) Opsview
5 1 (1.06%) Graphite
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.15%) Cisco
3 15 (15.96%) VMware
4 12 (12.77%) Citrix
5 10 (10.64%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.38%) Riverbed
6 6 (6.38%) Remedy
6 6 (6.38%) HP
7 3 (3.19%) Juniper
7 3 (3.19%) CA
7 3 (3.19%) NetApp
7 3 (3.19%) F5
8 2 (2.13%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.13%) Veritas
8 2 (2.13%) BMC
8 2 (2.13%) Dell
8 2 (2.13%) Avaya
8 2 (2.13%) IBM
8 2 (2.13%) Sun
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