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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Analyst
Rank 457 480 501
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 210 184 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 135 64
Median daily rate £475 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £113.27 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.66% +709.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £187.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-90.13% +1239.28%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Operations Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 +43 166 £475 +28.37% 31
London -44 46 £460 +22.66% 21
Scotland +8 37 £475 +35.71% 1
North West +24 35 £475 +35.71%
Manchester +15 35 £475 +46.15%
Edinburgh +7 32 £475 +35.71%
West Midlands -12 28 £475 +11.76% 2
Warwickshire +12 27 £475 +11.76%
Warwick +4 27 £475 +11.76%
South East +15 16 £430 +27.40% 3
City of London +47 14 £460 +46.03% 10
South West +16 13 £325 - 2
East of England +31 12 £418 +138.57%
Buckinghamshire +16 11 £498 +95.09% 1
Yorkshire +3 11 £295 -14.49% 3
Milton Keynes +17 9 £504 +97.54% 1
Bristol +4 8 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire +2 5 - -
Ripon - 5 - -
Essex - 5 £475 -
Glasgow +3 4 £155 -40.38% 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £418 -
West Yorkshire +3 3 £290 -17.14% 2
Norfolk +2 3 £153 -12.57%
South Yorkshire -4 3 £300 - 1
Surrey - 3 £430 - 1
Berkshire -6 2 £444 -
Sheffield -13 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Basildon - 2 - -

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 181 (52.77%) Finance
2 110 (32.07%) Mainframe
3 97 (28.28%) CA
4 46 (13.41%) Security Operations
5 44 (12.83%) ITIL
6 40 (11.66%) Banking
7 36 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (8.75%) Windows
9 29 (8.45%) Business Analysis
10 26 (7.58%) Unix
10 26 (7.58%) Incident Management
10 26 (7.58%) Security Operations Centre
11 25 (7.29%) CISSP
12 20 (5.83%) Firewall
12 20 (5.83%) JCL
13 18 (5.25%) Service Management
13 18 (5.25%) Change Management
13 18 (5.25%) IBM
13 18 (5.25%) SIEM
13 18 (5.25%) Problem Management
14 17 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (4.96%) Linux
14 17 (4.96%) Information Security
15 16 (4.66%) Degree
16 15 (4.37%) Data Analysis
16 15 (4.37%) CISM
16 15 (4.37%) Service Delivery
16 15 (4.37%) Migration
16 15 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (4.37%) Project Management

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 5 (1.46%) CICS
2 4 (1.17%) Apache
3 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.58%) SAS
4 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.58%) Totara
4 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.29%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.29%) FileNet
5 1 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 14 (4.08%) MS Office
2 10 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.58%) Taleo
3 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.83%) Firewall
2 10 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (2.04%) Internet
4 6 (1.75%) DNS
5 4 (1.17%) FTP
6 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.58%) VPN
8 1 (0.29%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.29%) Intranet
8 1 (0.29%) IntruShield
8 1 (0.29%) MPLS
8 1 (0.29%) NAS
8 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.29%) SAN
8 1 (0.29%) SMS
8 1 (0.29%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.29%) VLAN
8 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.04%) DB2
2 5 (1.46%) QlikView
3 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.58%) GIS
4 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.29%) Big Data
5 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.58%) ChangeMan
1 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.58%) Hudson
1 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 181 (52.77%) Finance
2 40 (11.66%) Banking
3 13 (3.79%) Retail
4 11 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.04%) Advertising
6 6 (1.75%) Legal
6 6 (1.75%) Marketing
6 6 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.17%) Back Office
9 3 (0.87%) Front Office
10 2 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) International Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.46%) XML
2 3 (0.87%) Flash
3 2 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.58%) HTML
3 2 (0.58%) ISPF
3 2 (0.58%) jBPM
3 2 (0.58%) SOAP
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) Ajax
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) Doctrine
4 1 (0.29%) FIXML
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.29%) JSON
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.29%) Worklight
4 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (32.07%) Mainframe
2 36 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.46%) Equities
6 5 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.46%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.17%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.17%) Tandem
8 3 (0.87%) Derivative
8 3 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.87%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.58%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.75%) Windows
2 26 (7.58%) Unix
3 17 (4.96%) Linux
4 11 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.33%) zOS
6 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.87%) AIX
7 3 (0.87%) HPUX
7 3 (0.87%) Solaris
8 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) MVS
9 1 (0.29%) VMS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.41%) Security Operations
2 44 (12.83%) ITIL
3 29 (8.45%) Business Analysis
4 26 (7.58%) Incident Management
5 18 (5.25%) Change Management
5 18 (5.25%) Problem Management
5 18 (5.25%) Service Management
5 18 (5.25%) SIEM
6 17 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (4.96%) Information Security
7 15 (4.37%) Data Analysis
7 15 (4.37%) Migration
7 15 (4.37%) Project Management
7 15 (4.37%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (3.21%) Operations Management
9 11 (3.21%) Trend Analysis
9 11 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.83%) JCL
2 14 (4.08%) SQL
3 7 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.46%) VB
5 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.17%) REXX
6 3 (0.87%) Java
6 3 (0.87%) Perl
7 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.58%) Korn
7 2 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (7.29%) CISSP
2 16 (4.66%) Degree
3 15 (4.37%) CISM
4 10 (2.92%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.62%) CISA
5 9 (2.62%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.75%) CEH
6 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.87%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.87%) EMCSA
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.87%) OCA
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.58%) ISEB
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.58%) MCP
9 2 (0.58%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) AIFMD
2 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.75%) SLA
2 6 (1.75%) UCITS
3 5 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.58%) MiFID
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.29%) EMIR
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) SAS 70
System Software
1 9 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) Snort
5 2 (0.58%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.75%) CA Endevor
2 5 (1.46%) Control-M
2 5 (1.46%) QRadar
2 5 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.17%) SCOM
4 3 (0.87%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.58%) Ansible
5 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) EnCase
6 1 (0.29%) MOM
6 1 (0.29%) Nessus
6 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.29%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 97 (28.28%) CA
2 18 (5.25%) IBM
3 14 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.21%) Splunk
5 10 (2.92%) Oracle
6 8 (2.33%) VMware
7 7 (2.04%) HP
8 6 (1.75%) Citrix
8 6 (1.75%) SAP
9 5 (1.46%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.46%) Qualys
9 5 (1.46%) Sun
10 4 (1.17%) EMC
10 4 (1.17%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.17%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.87%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.87%) Sourcefire
11 3 (0.87%) Symantec
11 3 (0.87%) Veritas
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