The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Operations Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Support Specialist
Rank - 623 -
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Support Specialist 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.002% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £93 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £93 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Operations Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Operations Support Specialist in the job title.

Operations Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Support Specialist within the UK.

Operations Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Support Specialist within the UK.

Operations Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Operations Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security

Operations Support Specialist 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment