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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Analyst
Rank 532 487 498
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 54 89 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 63 34
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£365 £343 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% +15.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £201 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £670 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 - -

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -63 50 £365 +6.56% 18
London +3 32 £383 +7.74% 10
City of London -2 7 £354 +10.49% 5
South East -36 4 £475 +20.25% 5
Scotland -2 3 - - 1
West Midlands -6 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 2 - -
East of England -11 2 £331 +165.00% 1
Milton Keynes -12 2 - -
Hampshire -24 2 £475 +13.09% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £331 -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £475 - 2
Watford - 2 £331 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
South West - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Edinburgh -15 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 £110 -
Dudley - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Harlow - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 47 (36.72%) Finance
2 45 (35.16%) Windows
3 35 (27.34%) Microsoft
4 31 (24.22%) Problem Management
5 26 (20.31%) ITIL
6 25 (19.53%) UNIX
7 24 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 22 (17.19%) MS Office
8 22 (17.19%) Cisco
9 20 (15.63%) WAN
9 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (14.84%) MS Excel
10 19 (14.84%) Firewall
11 18 (14.06%) SAN
12 17 (13.28%) Service Management
13 16 (12.50%) MS Exchange
13 16 (12.50%) LAN
13 16 (12.50%) VMware
14 15 (11.72%) Linux
14 15 (11.72%) CheckPoint
14 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (11.72%) MPLS
14 15 (11.72%) Financial Institution
15 13 (10.16%) SQL
15 13 (10.16%) Control-M
16 12 (9.38%) Citrix
16 12 (9.38%) Blackberry
16 12 (9.38%) NetBackup
16 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
17 11 (8.59%) Solaris

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 16 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (7.03%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.03%) IIS
4 8 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.69%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (4.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.69%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.56%) Apache
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Node.js
8 1 (0.78%) JBoss
8 1 (0.78%) CICS
8 1 (0.78%) Jetty
8 1 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) MS Office
2 19 (14.84%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (0.78%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.34%) SaaS
3 2 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.63%) WAN
2 19 (14.84%) Firewall
3 18 (14.06%) SAN
4 16 (12.50%) LAN
5 15 (11.72%) MPLS
6 9 (7.03%) DSL
6 9 (7.03%) BIG-IP
7 8 (6.25%) WLAN
7 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.47%) DNS
8 7 (5.47%) FTP
8 7 (5.47%) HTTP
9 6 (4.69%) VLAN
9 6 (4.69%) Wireless
10 5 (3.91%) DHCP
11 4 (3.13%) VoIP
11 4 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.34%) Internet
12 3 (2.34%) NAS
12 3 (2.34%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) DB2
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Redis
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (36.72%) Finance
2 15 (11.72%) Financial Institution
3 8 (6.25%) Law
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 7 (5.47%) Banking
5 6 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Front Office
6 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) Middleware
2 6 (4.69%) J2EE
2 6 (4.69%) JDBC
3 2 (1.56%) LAMP
4 1 (0.78%) Memcached
4 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.78%) Servlets
4 1 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 11 (8.59%) Hedge funds
3 7 (5.47%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.47%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.91%) Reference Data
5 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.13%) Derivative
6 4 (3.13%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.34%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.56%) Clustering
8 2 (1.56%) IVR
8 2 (1.56%) e-Health
8 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.56%) Statistics
8 2 (1.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.78%) Open Source
9 1 (0.78%) DTCC
9 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.16%) Windows
2 25 (19.53%) UNIX
3 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (11.72%) Linux
5 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 11 (8.59%) Solaris
7 6 (4.69%) AIX
8 3 (2.34%) VMS
9 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) Problem Management
2 26 (20.31%) ITIL
3 17 (13.28%) Service Management
4 11 (8.59%) ITSM
4 11 (8.59%) Incident Management
5 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (7.81%) E-Commerce
6 9 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.03%) Performance Management
7 8 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
7 8 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 8 (6.25%) BCP
8 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.47%) Change Management
9 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.69%) Time Management
10 5 (3.91%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.91%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.16%) SQL
2 7 (5.47%) Java
2 7 (5.47%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.69%) Perl
4 2 (1.56%) PHP
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) VBA
4 2 (1.56%) Python
4 2 (1.56%) REXX
4 2 (1.56%) JCL
4 2 (1.56%) Ruby
4 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) CCNA
3 4 (3.13%) CISSP
4 3 (2.34%) Degree
4 3 (2.34%) GIAC
4 3 (2.34%) GCIA
5 2 (1.56%) GCFW
5 2 (1.56%) GCWN
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.56%) CCIE
5 2 (1.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) MCP
6 1 (0.78%) MCSE
6 1 (0.78%) MCSA
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.78%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.78%) MCDST
6 1 (0.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) EMIR
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 24 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.81%) Hyper-V
2 10 (7.81%) XenApp
3 9 (7.03%) NLBS
4 6 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (4.69%) Xen
5 3 (2.34%) Snort
5 3 (2.34%) DFS Replication
5 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 3 (2.34%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.56%) UAG
6 2 (1.56%) Firmware
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) Control-M
2 12 (9.38%) NetBackup
3 11 (8.59%) Backup Exec
3 11 (8.59%) Tivoli
4 9 (7.03%) WSUS
5 4 (3.13%) SCCM
6 3 (2.34%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.56%) SCOM
7 2 (1.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.78%) Puppet
8 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.78%) Opsview
8 1 (0.78%) Graphite
8 1 (0.78%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.78%) Netcool
8 1 (0.78%) OpenView
8 1 (0.78%) Legato
Vendors
1 35 (27.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.19%) Cisco
3 16 (12.50%) VMware
4 15 (11.72%) CheckPoint
5 12 (9.38%) Citrix
6 11 (8.59%) Veritas
6 11 (8.59%) IBM
7 7 (5.47%) Oracle
7 7 (5.47%) Riverbed
7 7 (5.47%) Remedy
8 6 (4.69%) HP
8 6 (4.69%) CA
8 6 (4.69%) Juniper
9 4 (3.13%) F5
9 4 (3.13%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.34%) NetApp
11 2 (1.56%) Calypso
11 2 (1.56%) BMC
11 2 (1.56%) Avaya
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