Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Computer Operator was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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.

Computer Operator
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 870 862
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Computer Operator 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
England median daily rate £288 £165 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.24% -17.50% -38.46%
UK median daily rate £288 £165 £200
% change year-on-year +74.24% -17.50% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Computer Operator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Computer Operator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Operator in England

Computer Operator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Operator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Operator in England

Computer Operator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Operator in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Operator in England

Computer Operator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Operator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Operator in England

Computer Operator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Operator within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
South East +10 6 £338 -
London -18 2 £175 +6.06%
Computer Operator
UK

Computer Operator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Computer Operator 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 across the England region featuring Computer Operator in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (25.00%) iSeries
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) VMS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) AS400
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell

Computer Operator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bankmaster
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) AS400
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) VMS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec