Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Analyst was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Operations Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 84 99
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 10
Cheshire median daily rate £530 £450 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +21.29% -11.56%
10th Percentile £233 £450 £279
90th Percentile £545 £450 £400
North West median daily rate £480 £375 £405
% change year-on-year +28.00% -7.41% +82.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,208 1,219 1,888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 93.99% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 858 1,274
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 81
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -9.85% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £29.31 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -20.93% +30.30%

Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Operations Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Analyst in Cheshire

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operations Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Analyst in Cheshire

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Analyst in Cheshire

Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Analyst in Cheshire

Operations Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £530 - 2
Chester +7 1 £175 -
Operations Analyst
North West

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Operations Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) GREM
2 3 (50.00%) Cyberattack
2 3 (50.00%) SFIA
2 3 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (50.00%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (50.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) CESG Infosec
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) Node.js
2 3 (50.00%) GCED
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) GIAC
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) GCIA

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) FTP
1 3 (50.00%) Intranet
1 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
1 3 (50.00%) Cyberattack
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (50.00%) Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (50.00%) SFIA
2 3 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
1 3 (50.00%) GCED
1 3 (50.00%) GCFA
1 3 (50.00%) GCIA
1 3 (50.00%) GCIH
1 3 (50.00%) GIAC
1 3 (50.00%) GREM
1 3 (50.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) IBM BigFix