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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Analyst
Rank 490 522 521
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 143 88 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 41 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £187.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £187.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+1150.00% -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +29 108 £413 +33.06% 14
London +9 60 £388 +17.42% 7
Scotland +5 23 £425 +25.92% 5
West Midlands - 18 £425 - 1
Warwick - 15 £425 -
Warwickshire - 15 £425 -
City of London +14 14 £400 +25.00% 5
Edinburgh -7 13 £425 +13.33% 3
South East -20 11 £255 -18.40% 1
North West -31 10 £485 +142.50% 1
Manchester -16 9 £485 +142.50%
Belfast - 8 £175 -
Northern Ireland - 8 £175 -
County Antrim - 8 £175 -
Glasgow +13 6 £263 +16.66% 2
Berkshire 0 6 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £233 - 2
Inverclyde - 4 £200 -
Bracknell -3 3 - - 1
Bromley - 3 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £275 -
North East - 3 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £233 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £275 -
Gourock - 3 £200 -
Surrey -1 2 - -
Reading -7 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £255 -

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 135 (55.10%) Finance
2 96 (39.18%) Mainframe
3 57 (23.27%) Windows
4 52 (21.22%) CA
5 45 (18.37%) ITIL
6 30 (12.24%) Service Management
7 29 (11.84%) Microsoft
7 29 (11.84%) Problem Management
8 28 (11.43%) MS Office
9 26 (10.61%) Active Directory
9 26 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (10.20%) Cisco
11 24 (9.80%) Business Continuity
12 23 (9.39%) UNIX
12 23 (9.39%) Linux
12 23 (9.39%) MS Exchange
12 23 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (9.39%) JCL
13 22 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (8.16%) LAN
14 20 (8.16%) Performance Management
14 20 (8.16%) Windows 7
15 19 (7.76%) VMware
15 19 (7.76%) WAN
15 19 (7.76%) CheckPoint
16 18 (7.35%) Blackberry
16 18 (7.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (7.35%) SQL
17 17 (6.94%) Citrix
17 17 (6.94%) BCP

Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (2.86%) IIS
3 7 (2.86%) CICS
4 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 2 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.82%) Commerce Server
5 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 28 (11.43%) MS Office
2 13 (5.31%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) FastStats
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.63%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.22%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.16%) LAN
2 19 (7.76%) WAN
3 17 (6.94%) Firewall
3 17 (6.94%) BIG-IP
4 16 (6.53%) MPLS
5 14 (5.71%) DSL
6 7 (2.86%) SAN
6 7 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.04%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.63%) DNS
8 4 (1.63%) DHCP
9 3 (1.22%) Wireless
10 2 (0.82%) FTP
11 1 (0.41%) SNMP
11 1 (0.41%) SSL
11 1 (0.41%) TACACS
11 1 (0.41%) SSH
11 1 (0.41%) Network Security
11 1 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.45%) DB2
2 5 (2.04%) BODI
2 5 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.82%) Big Data
4 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.04%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.41%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 135 (55.10%) Finance
2 13 (5.31%) Banking
3 7 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.22%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) Games
5 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Front Office
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Publishing
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.45%) Web Services
2 4 (1.63%) ISPF
3 2 (0.82%) JSON
3 2 (0.82%) XML
3 2 (0.82%) ODBC
3 2 (0.82%) HTML
3 2 (0.82%) CSS
3 2 (0.82%) Ajax
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 96 (39.18%) Mainframe
2 18 (7.35%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.67%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.67%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.04%) Equities
5 5 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.63%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.22%) Derivative
7 3 (1.22%) AS400
7 3 (1.22%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.82%) BYOD
8 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.82%) Replication
8 2 (0.82%) Statistics
8 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.27%) Windows
2 26 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (9.39%) UNIX
3 23 (9.39%) Linux
4 22 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.67%) zOS
7 6 (2.45%) CentOS
8 5 (2.04%) Solaris
9 4 (1.63%) AIX
9 4 (1.63%) OS/390
9 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.22%) MVS
11 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.37%) ITIL
2 30 (12.24%) Service Management
3 29 (11.84%) Problem Management
4 24 (9.80%) Business Continuity
5 23 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (8.16%) Performance Management
7 17 (6.94%) Business Continuity Planning
7 17 (6.94%) BCP
8 15 (6.12%) ITSM
9 12 (4.90%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.67%) Change Management
11 8 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.86%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.86%) Analytics
13 6 (2.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (2.45%) CRM
14 5 (2.04%) Project Management
14 5 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (2.04%) SIEM
14 5 (2.04%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.39%) JCL
2 18 (7.35%) SQL
3 8 (3.27%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.63%) REXX
5 2 (0.82%) COBOL
5 2 (0.82%) Java
5 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.82%) Perl
5 2 (0.82%) Korn
5 2 (0.82%) C-shell
6 1 (0.41%) VB6
6 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (4.90%) Degree
2 7 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.63%) CISSP
4 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.63%) RHCE
5 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.22%) CCNP
5 3 (1.22%) CISM
5 3 (1.22%) GIAC
5 3 (1.22%) GCIA
5 3 (1.22%) GCIH
6 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.82%) MCSE
7 1 (0.41%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) TickIT
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.94%) NLBS
3 13 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.49%) Time Sharing Option
4 11 (4.49%) Xen
5 9 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.86%) Snort
7 5 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (2.04%) XenApp
8 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (6.12%) WSUS
2 7 (2.86%) Nessus
3 6 (2.45%) Control-M
3 6 (2.45%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.45%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.45%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.04%) Cacti
4 5 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.82%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.82%) SCCM
5 2 (0.82%) SCOM
6 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.41%) Netcool
6 1 (0.41%) OpenView
6 1 (0.41%) Legato
6 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.41%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 52 (21.22%) CA
2 29 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.20%) Cisco
4 19 (7.76%) CheckPoint
4 19 (7.76%) VMware
5 17 (6.94%) Citrix
6 8 (3.27%) Splunk
7 6 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.45%) McAfee
7 6 (2.45%) Oracle
8 5 (2.04%) IBM
9 4 (1.63%) Veritas
9 4 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.22%) NetApp
10 3 (1.22%) Sun
10 3 (1.22%) Calypso
10 3 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.22%) F5
11 2 (0.82%) HP
11 2 (0.82%) Dell
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