The median contractor rate for a Operations Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Analyst
UK
Rank 531 491 531
Rank change year-on-year -40 +40  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 68 137 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 101 64
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £280 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.69% -1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +60.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year - +60.64%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Analyst over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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 -24 64 £375 -6.25% 26
London -19 29 £419 -6.94% 11
South East +21 15 £325 -9.72% 6
North West +21 11 £388 +16.98%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £475 -
Cheshire +34 5 £450 -
City of London -8 5 £250 -43.50% 3
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Manchester +18 4 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands +11 3 £325 -30.48% 1
Hampshire +8 3 - - 2
Warwickshire -3 3 £325 -32.98%
Atherstone - 3 £325 -
Cardiff +22 2 - -
Reading +21 2 £325 +25.00%
Berkshire +21 2 £325 -19.75% 1
Scotland +18 2 £525 +81.03% 1
South Wales +15 2 - -
Edinburgh +14 2 £525 +81.03% 1
Wales +11 2 - -
West Sussex +4 2 £310 -10.14%
East Midlands -4 2 £475 +11.76% 1
South West -5 2 - - 1
East of England -6 2 £358 -15.88% 4
Merseyside - 2 £400 -
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Havant - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £400 -
Surrey +17 1 - - 2
Nottingham +5 1 £425 - 1

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 featuring Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 49 (28.49%) Finance
2 47 (27.33%) Windows
3 40 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (20.93%) Linux
5 35 (20.35%) ITIL
6 34 (19.77%) Unix
7 27 (15.70%) MS Excel
8 26 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (14.53%) Banking
10 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 23 (13.37%) AIX
11 23 (13.37%) SQL
12 21 (12.21%) WebSphere
12 21 (12.21%) Service Management
12 21 (12.21%) Change Management
13 20 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
13 20 (11.63%) SaaS
14 19 (11.05%) Windows 2000
14 19 (11.05%) Windows XP
15 18 (10.47%) Firewall
15 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (10.47%) DevOps
16 17 (9.88%) IaaS
16 17 (9.88%) PaaS
16 17 (9.88%) Open Source
16 17 (9.88%) Workflow
17 16 (9.30%) ITSM
17 16 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (8.72%) Target Operating Model
18 15 (8.72%) Cisco Certification

Operations Analyst 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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (12.21%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.33%) Apache
4 3 (1.74%) Confluence
4 3 (1.74%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.16%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (15.70%) MS Excel
2 20 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (5.23%) MS Office
4 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.58%) HFM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.63%) SaaS
2 17 (9.88%) IaaS
2 17 (9.88%) PaaS
3 2 (1.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.47%) Firewall
2 15 (8.72%) WAN
3 12 (6.98%) DNS
3 12 (6.98%) VoIP
4 11 (6.40%) Ethernet
5 8 (4.65%) LAN
6 7 (4.07%) ADSL
6 7 (4.07%) MPLS
7 5 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.33%) Wireless
9 3 (1.74%) Network Security
10 2 (1.16%) TACACS
10 2 (1.16%) VPN
11 1 (0.58%) FTP
11 1 (0.58%) Internet
11 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.58%) LDAP
11 1 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.33%) DB2
2 4 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.16%) MySQL
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.16%) QlikView
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 49 (28.49%) Finance
2 25 (14.53%) Banking
3 9 (5.23%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.65%) Retail
5 6 (3.49%) Back Office
6 4 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.74%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.16%) Billing
9 1 (0.58%) French Language
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) Middleware
2 2 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.16%) Ajax
2 2 (1.16%) CSS
2 2 (1.16%) HTML
2 2 (1.16%) JSON
2 2 (1.16%) Worklight
2 2 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.40%) IVR
2 11 (6.40%) Tandem
3 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.49%) e-Health
4 6 (3.49%) SWIFT
5 5 (2.91%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.33%) AS400
6 4 (2.33%) Equities
6 4 (2.33%) iSeries
7 3 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.16%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.16%) NHS
8 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.33%) Windows
2 36 (20.93%) Linux
3 34 (19.77%) Unix
4 23 (13.37%) AIX
5 19 (11.05%) Windows 2000
5 19 (11.05%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.91%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.16%) Debian
8 2 (1.16%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.58%) MVS
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.35%) ITIL
2 26 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.21%) Change Management
3 21 (12.21%) Service Management
4 18 (10.47%) DevOps
4 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (9.88%) Open Source
5 17 (9.88%) Workflow
6 16 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (9.30%) ITSM
7 15 (8.72%) Data Analysis
7 15 (8.72%) Target Operating Model
8 14 (8.14%) Data Management
8 14 (8.14%) Security Operations
9 13 (7.56%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.56%) Problem Management
10 12 (6.98%) SIEM
10 12 (6.98%) Transition Management
11 11 (6.40%) Asset Management
12 10 (5.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.37%) SQL
2 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.91%) Perl
4 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.74%) Java
4 3 (1.74%) Python
5 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.16%) Korn
5 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.14%) CCNA
2 14 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.07%) Degree
5 4 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.33%) CCNP
6 3 (1.74%) CISA
6 3 (1.74%) CISSP
7 2 (1.16%) CRISC
7 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) ACCA
8 1 (0.58%) CCIE
8 1 (0.58%) CEH
8 1 (0.58%) CIMA
8 1 (0.58%) CISM
8 1 (0.58%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.58%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.14%) SLA
2 7 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (3.49%) QA
4 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.74%) COBIT
7 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.16%) MiFID
7 2 (1.16%) PMO
8 1 (0.58%) COSO
8 1 (0.58%) FATCA
8 1 (0.58%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) RACF
3 2 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.16%) XenApp
3 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.58%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) CA Spectrum
1 6 (3.49%) Nagios
2 5 (2.91%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.16%) Cacti
3 2 (1.16%) Control-M
4 1 (0.58%) AppManager
4 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.58%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) QRadar
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.56%) Cisco
2 13 (7.56%) F5
3 12 (6.98%) Avaya
4 11 (6.40%) Remedy
5 10 (5.81%) VMware
6 6 (3.49%) CA
6 6 (3.49%) IBM
7 5 (2.91%) SmartStream
7 5 (2.91%) Splunk
8 4 (2.33%) Genesys
8 4 (2.33%) SAP
9 3 (1.74%) Aruba
9 3 (1.74%) Citrix
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle
9 3 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.74%) Tableau
10 2 (1.16%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.16%) HP
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