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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Analyst
Rank 540 514 542
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 74 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 46
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£300 £321 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% +9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £476 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £350 £293
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +19.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.49

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -15 61 £300 -7.69% 20
London +25 43 £310 +3.33% 8
North West +5 8 £200 -9.09%
Scotland -9 8 £320 +6.66% 5
South East -14 8 £195 -54.91% 6
Edinburgh +1 7 £348 -0.71% 5
City of London +13 6 £340 +49.45% 3
Manchester - 6 £200 -
Berkshire +12 4 £200 -43.85%
Greenford - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 £150 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £150 - 1
Reading +12 2 £195 -51.25%
Glasgow -19 1 £225 +125.00%
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 64 (36.36%) Finance
2 59 (33.52%) Microsoft
3 58 (32.95%) Windows
4 52 (29.55%) UNIX
5 49 (27.84%) Active Directory
6 36 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (18.18%) Financial Institution
7 32 (18.18%) Control-M
8 31 (17.61%) ITIL
8 31 (17.61%) Firewall
8 31 (17.61%) NetBackup
9 30 (17.05%) Veritas
9 30 (17.05%) Hedge funds
10 29 (16.48%) Problem Management
11 26 (14.77%) MS Office
11 26 (14.77%) SLA
12 24 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (12.50%) Tivoli
13 22 (12.50%) HP
14 21 (11.93%) Middleware
14 21 (11.93%) SQL
14 21 (11.93%) Linux
14 21 (11.93%) VMware
15 20 (11.36%) IBM
16 19 (10.80%) Solaris
16 19 (10.80%) MS Exchange
16 19 (10.80%) Citrix
16 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (10.23%) Backup Exec
18 17 (9.66%) Service Management

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (10.80%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.52%) WebSphere
3 14 (7.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (5.68%) IIS
5 8 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.98%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (3.41%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.14%) Apache
11 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.57%) Jetty
12 1 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (14.77%) MS Office
2 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (1.14%) Temenos Globus
2 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) Endur
3 1 (0.57%) ZaiNet
3 1 (0.57%) Cordys
3 1 (0.57%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.70%) SaaS
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.61%) Firewall
2 17 (9.66%) WAN
3 14 (7.95%) LAN
4 13 (7.39%) MPLS
5 12 (6.82%) DSL
5 12 (6.82%) BIG-IP
5 12 (6.82%) SAN
6 11 (6.25%) FTP
7 10 (5.68%) DNS
8 8 (4.55%) Wireless
8 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.98%) HTTP
9 7 (3.98%) Network Security
10 6 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (3.41%) DHCP
11 5 (2.84%) LDAP
12 4 (2.27%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.27%) SNMP
13 3 (1.70%) VoIP
13 3 (1.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.98%) DB2
3 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Toad
1 1 (0.57%) Introscope
1 1 (0.57%) WebLOAD
General
1 64 (36.36%) Finance
2 32 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 12 (6.82%) Banking
4 9 (5.11%) Retail
5 7 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.41%) Law
7 3 (1.70%) Legal
7 3 (1.70%) Back Office
8 2 (1.14%) Billing
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.93%) Middleware
2 8 (4.55%) J2EE
3 6 (3.41%) JDBC
4 1 (0.57%) JSP
4 1 (0.57%) Servlets
4 1 (0.57%) ODBC
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.57%) JRules
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.05%) Hedge funds
2 16 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.55%) AS400
3 8 (4.55%) SecurID
3 8 (4.55%) VAX
3 8 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.84%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.27%) PKI
6 4 (2.27%) Derivative
6 4 (2.27%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) CMDB
8 1 (0.57%) Statistics
8 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.95%) Windows
2 52 (29.55%) UNIX
3 24 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (11.93%) Linux
5 19 (10.80%) Solaris
5 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (9.66%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.25%) AIX
8 10 (5.68%) VMS
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.57%) zOS
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (17.61%) ITIL
3 29 (16.48%) Problem Management
4 17 (9.66%) Service Management
5 12 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 11 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 8 (4.55%) ITSM
8 7 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.98%) Business Analysis
8 7 (3.98%) SIEM
9 6 (3.41%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.84%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.84%) BCP
10 5 (2.84%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.84%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (2.84%) Release Management
10 5 (2.84%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.93%) SQL
2 8 (4.55%) Java
3 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.98%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.41%) Perl
5 5 (2.84%) C
5 5 (2.84%) VBScript
6 3 (1.70%) REXX
6 3 (1.70%) JCL
7 1 (0.57%) Korn
7 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.98%) CISSP
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.27%) Degree
5 3 (1.70%) MCP
5 3 (1.70%) MCSE
5 3 (1.70%) MCSA
5 3 (1.70%) GCIA
5 3 (1.70%) GCFW
5 3 (1.70%) GCWN
5 3 (1.70%) GIAC
5 3 (1.70%) MCDST
6 2 (1.14%) CCNA
6 2 (1.14%) ISEB
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.57%) CCSA
7 1 (0.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.77%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.82%) NLBS
4 9 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.11%) XenApp
5 8 (4.55%) Xen
6 5 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (2.27%) vSphere
7 4 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (1.70%) Snort
9 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.14%) UAG
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 32 (18.18%) Control-M
2 31 (17.61%) NetBackup
3 22 (12.50%) Tivoli
4 18 (10.23%) Backup Exec
5 14 (7.95%) SCOM
6 12 (6.82%) WSUS
6 12 (6.82%) Nagios
7 10 (5.68%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (4.55%) Netcool
8 8 (4.55%) Tivoli NetView
8 8 (4.55%) OpenView
8 8 (4.55%) Legato
8 8 (4.55%) HP SIM
9 6 (3.41%) SCCM
10 2 (1.14%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (33.52%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.05%) Veritas
3 22 (12.50%) HP
4 21 (11.93%) VMware
5 20 (11.36%) IBM
6 19 (10.80%) Citrix
7 17 (9.66%) SolarWinds
8 16 (9.09%) Cisco
9 15 (8.52%) CheckPoint
10 14 (7.95%) BMC
11 13 (7.39%) Oracle
12 12 (6.82%) Intel
12 12 (6.82%) Altiris
13 11 (6.25%) Remedy
14 8 (4.55%) Wall Street Systems
15 6 (3.41%) Sourcefire
15 6 (3.41%) Juniper
15 6 (3.41%) CA
16 5 (2.84%) Cognos
17 3 (1.70%) Riverbed
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