The median contractor rate for an IT Operations Analyst was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

IT Operations Analyst
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 649 632
Rank change year-on-year +88 -17  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Operations Analyst 26 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.006% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £238 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% -25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £125
% change year-on-year -20.00% +160.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.69% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +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 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

IT Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Operations Analyst in the UK

IT Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Operations Analyst in the UK

IT Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Operations Analyst over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Operations Analyst in the UK

IT Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Operations Analyst in the UK

IT Operations Analyst
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +70 26 £238 -26.92% 2
South East +52 15 £260 -20.00%
West Sussex - 14 - -
Crawley - 12 - -
London +11 6 £238 - 1
South West - 4 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Wimborne - 2 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £260 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £260 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT 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 featuring IT Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) VMware
3 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 19 (63.33%) Linux
5 18 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (46.67%) Citrix
8 12 (40.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (26.67%) Unix
10 7 (23.33%) DNS
10 7 (23.33%) Change Management
11 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
11 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 5 (16.67%) Finance
12 5 (16.67%) DHCP
12 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.67%) Oracle
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.33%) SQL
13 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 4 (13.33%) SLA
13 4 (13.33%) Firewall
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 4 (13.33%) Banking
13 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
13 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (10.00%) Security Operations

IT Operations Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) Telnet
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) LDAP
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.67%) AS400
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.67%) Hedge funds
3 2 (6.67%) iSeries
3 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Linux
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (26.67%) Unix
6 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (23.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 3 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (6.67%) ERP
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Kanban
5 2 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) GIAC
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SSCP
3 1 (3.33%) CISA
3 1 (3.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.67%) Xen
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.00%) Control-M
2 3 (10.00%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.33%) AppManager
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.33%) CA Wily
4 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 14 (46.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Veritas
6 2 (6.67%) arcserve
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Wyse
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint