The median contractor rate for an Operations Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Operations Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 494 509 486
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 107 114 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 104
Median daily rate £388 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
Median hourly rate £19.71 £18.50 £113.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -83.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £13.83 £53.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.85 £172.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £187.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -90.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Operations Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Analyst in England

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Analyst in England

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Analyst in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Analyst in England

Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Analyst in England

Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Analyst in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Operations Analyst in England

Operations Analyst
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 Operations Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 47 £390 -19.58% 14
South East +27 29 £419 +8.06% 5
South West 0 9 £435 +33.84%
North West +10 8 £413 -13.15% 2
West Midlands +16 7 £325 -31.57% 2
East of England -6 4 £300 -26.60% 2
Yorkshire +25 3 - - 3
Operations Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Operations Analyst 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 Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 50 (29.41%) Windows
2 46 (27.06%) Finance
3 32 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (18.24%) Active Directory
5 30 (17.65%) Linux
6 28 (16.47%) Banking
7 27 (15.88%) Unix
7 27 (15.88%) SQL
7 27 (15.88%) Windows Server
8 25 (14.71%) VMware
9 24 (14.12%) Security Operations
10 19 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (10.59%) ITIL
11 18 (10.59%) Firewall
12 17 (10.00%) SIEM
13 16 (9.41%) Management Information System
13 16 (9.41%) DNS
13 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
15 14 (8.24%) PowerShell
15 14 (8.24%) Citrix
15 14 (8.24%) E-Commerce
15 14 (8.24%) Change Management
16 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
16 13 (7.65%) Asset Management
16 13 (7.65%) Degree
17 12 (7.06%) Microsoft
17 12 (7.06%) Investment Management
17 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
18 11 (6.47%) Security Operations Centre

Operations Analyst 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 9 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.76%) IIS
2 3 (1.76%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
3 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.18%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.59%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.59%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.59%) GitHub
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) Firewall
2 16 (9.41%) DNS
3 10 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.71%) DHCP
5 7 (4.12%) FTP
6 6 (3.53%) Internet
6 6 (3.53%) Network Security
7 5 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.94%) Telnet
7 5 (2.94%) VoIP
7 5 (2.94%) WAN
8 4 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.35%) LAN
9 3 (1.76%) VPN
10 2 (1.18%) LDAP
10 2 (1.18%) NAS
10 2 (1.18%) SAN
11 1 (0.59%) ICMP
11 1 (0.59%) MPLS
11 1 (0.59%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.18%) DB2
3 2 (1.18%) MS Access
3 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) Big Data
4 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Metasploit
1 2 (1.18%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 46 (27.06%) Finance
2 28 (16.47%) Banking
3 8 (4.71%) Retail
4 7 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.35%) Back Office
5 4 (2.35%) Billing
6 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
7 1 (0.59%) German Language
7 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) HTML
1 2 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.59%) COM
2 1 (0.59%) Middleware
2 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.41%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.47%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.94%) Derivative
6 5 (2.94%) IVR
7 4 (2.35%) AS400
7 4 (2.35%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.35%) Replication
8 3 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.76%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.76%) iSeries
8 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.76%) User Experience
9 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.18%) Equities
9 2 (1.18%) NHS
9 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.41%) Windows
2 30 (17.65%) Linux
3 27 (15.88%) Unix
3 27 (15.88%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.76%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.18%) MVS
9 1 (0.59%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.59%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.12%) Security Operations
2 18 (10.59%) ITIL
3 17 (10.00%) SIEM
4 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.24%) Change Management
5 14 (8.24%) E-Commerce
6 13 (7.65%) Asset Management
7 12 (7.06%) Investment Management
8 11 (6.47%) Business Analysis
8 11 (6.47%) Information Security
8 11 (6.47%) Workflow
9 10 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.29%) Project Management
10 9 (5.29%) Service Management
11 8 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (4.71%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.71%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.53%) Analytics
12 6 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.53%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.88%) SQL
2 14 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.88%) Python
4 9 (5.29%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.53%) Perl
6 5 (2.94%) VB
7 3 (1.76%) Ruby
8 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.18%) PHP
8 2 (1.18%) VBA
9 1 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.59%) F#
9 1 (0.59%) Haskell
9 1 (0.59%) Korn
9 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Degree
2 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.53%) CCNA
5 5 (2.94%) CISSP
6 4 (2.35%) CEH
6 4 (2.35%) GIAC
6 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.76%) MCSE
7 3 (1.76%) SSCP
8 2 (1.18%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.18%) GCIA
8 2 (1.18%) GCIH
8 2 (1.18%) ISEB
8 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.59%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.35%) COBIT
4 3 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.76%) QA
4 3 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.59%) COSO
6 1 (0.59%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.76%) Snort
3 3 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.18%) Xen
4 2 (1.18%) XenApp
4 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.59%) RACF
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 8 (4.71%) Control-M
3 5 (2.94%) Dollar Universe
4 4 (2.35%) Nagios
4 4 (2.35%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.76%) Puppet
6 2 (1.18%) AppManager
6 2 (1.18%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.59%) Ansible
7 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.59%) Nessus
7 1 (0.59%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (14.71%) VMware
2 14 (8.24%) Citrix
3 12 (7.06%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.47%) Avaya
5 9 (5.29%) Cisco
6 8 (4.71%) Oracle
7 7 (4.12%) Remedy
8 6 (3.53%) Veritas
9 5 (2.94%) F5
9 5 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.35%) Splunk
11 3 (1.76%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.76%) Qualys
11 3 (1.76%) SAP
12 2 (1.18%) arcserve
12 2 (1.18%) HP
12 2 (1.18%) McAfee
12 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.18%) Sophos
12 2 (1.18%) Symantec
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