The median contractor rate for an Operations Analyst was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 513 476
Rank change year-on-year +25 -37  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 114 130 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 93 127
Median daily rate £369 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.05% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £206 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £525 £500
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. 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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
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 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
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 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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 +26 105 £375 -12.79% 25
London +15 46 £350 -28.93% 17
South East +20 29 £419 +8.06% 1
West Sussex +29 15 - -
Crawley - 13 - -
South West +2 9 £435 +33.84%
Scotland +32 8 £275 -42.10%
Berkshire +25 8 £325 -17.46% 1
North West +11 7 £413 -13.15% 2
West Midlands +11 7 £325 -31.57% 1
City of London -4 7 £381 -19.31% 3
Edinburgh +11 6 £250 -47.36%
East of England -11 4 £300 -26.60% 2
Cheshire +26 3 £388 -
Manchester -3 3 £413 -13.15% 1
Bedfordshire -6 3 £380 -5.00%
Bristol -6 3 £520 +60.00%
Yorkshire +21 2 - - 2
Glasgow +6 2 £600 +50.00%
Warwickshire +2 2 - -
Warwick -1 2 - -
Milton Keynes -16 2 £260 -9.56%
Buckinghamshire -20 2 £260 -27.01%
West End of London - 2 £313 -
Reading - 2 £325 -
Wimborne - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £350 -
Kent - 2 £575 -
Somerset - 2 - -

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 53 (29.12%) Finance
2 52 (28.57%) Windows
3 32 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (17.58%) Linux
4 31 (17.03%) Unix
4 31 (17.03%) Active Directory
5 30 (16.48%) Banking
6 27 (14.84%) Windows Server
7 26 (14.29%) SQL
8 25 (13.74%) VMware
9 24 (13.19%) Security Operations
10 20 (10.99%) Change Management
11 19 (10.44%) Firewall
11 19 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (9.89%) ITIL
13 17 (9.34%) Asset Management
13 17 (9.34%) SIEM
13 17 (9.34%) Data Centre
14 16 (8.79%) Investment Management
14 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (8.79%) DNS
15 15 (8.24%) Management Information System
16 14 (7.69%) Citrix
16 14 (7.69%) E-Commerce
16 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
16 14 (7.69%) PowerShell
17 13 (7.14%) Degree
18 12 (6.59%) Business Analysis
18 12 (6.59%) Workflow
18 12 (6.59%) Information Security

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 9 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.10%) Apache
4 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.10%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.55%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) Firewall
2 16 (8.79%) DNS
3 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.40%) DHCP
5 7 (3.85%) FTP
6 6 (3.30%) Ethernet
6 6 (3.30%) Internet
6 6 (3.30%) Network Security
6 6 (3.30%) VoIP
6 6 (3.30%) WAN
7 5 (2.75%) Telnet
8 4 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.20%) LAN
9 3 (1.65%) VPN
10 2 (1.10%) ADSL
10 2 (1.10%) LDAP
10 2 (1.10%) MPLS
10 2 (1.10%) NAS
10 2 (1.10%) SAN
11 1 (0.55%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.10%) DB2
3 2 (1.10%) MS Access
3 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.55%) Big Data
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Metasploit
1 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (29.12%) Finance
2 30 (16.48%) Banking
3 8 (4.40%) Retail
4 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.30%) Back Office
6 5 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.20%) Billing
8 3 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.10%) Front Office
9 2 (1.10%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.10%) Legal
9 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.10%) Marketing
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) French Language
10 1 (0.55%) German Language
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.10%) HTML
1 2 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.55%) COM
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.34%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.04%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.30%) IVR
5 6 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.20%) AS400
7 4 (2.20%) Derivative
7 4 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.20%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.20%) Replication
8 3 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.65%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.65%) iSeries
8 3 (1.65%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.65%) User Experience
9 2 (1.10%) CMDB
9 2 (1.10%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.57%) Windows
2 32 (17.58%) Linux
3 31 (17.03%) Unix
4 27 (14.84%) Windows Server
5 19 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.65%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.10%) AIX
9 2 (1.10%) MVS
10 1 (0.55%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.19%) Security Operations
2 20 (10.99%) Change Management
3 18 (9.89%) ITIL
4 17 (9.34%) Asset Management
4 17 (9.34%) SIEM
5 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.79%) Investment Management
6 14 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 12 (6.59%) Business Analysis
7 12 (6.59%) Information Security
7 12 (6.59%) Workflow
8 11 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.95%) Service Management
11 8 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (4.40%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.40%) Project Management
11 8 (4.40%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.85%) Data Centre Operations
12 7 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.29%) SQL
2 14 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.49%) Python
4 9 (4.95%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.30%) Perl
6 5 (2.75%) VB
7 3 (1.65%) Ruby
8 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.10%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) VBA
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) F#
9 1 (0.55%) Haskell
9 1 (0.55%) Korn
9 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (7.14%) Degree
2 12 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.30%) CCNA
4 6 (3.30%) CISSP
5 4 (2.20%) CEH
5 4 (2.20%) GIAC
6 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.65%) SSCP
7 2 (1.10%) CISA
7 2 (1.10%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) GCIA
7 2 (1.10%) GCIH
7 2 (1.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.20%) COBIT
3 4 (2.20%) QA
4 3 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.10%) MiFID
6 1 (0.55%) COSO
6 1 (0.55%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (17.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.65%) Snort
3 3 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.10%) Xen
4 2 (1.10%) XenApp
4 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.55%) RACF
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.49%) NetBackup
2 8 (4.40%) Control-M
3 5 (2.75%) Dollar Universe
4 4 (2.20%) Nagios
4 4 (2.20%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.65%) Puppet
6 2 (1.10%) AppManager
6 2 (1.10%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.55%) Ansible
7 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.55%) Nessus
7 1 (0.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (13.74%) VMware
2 14 (7.69%) Citrix
3 11 (6.04%) Avaya
3 11 (6.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.95%) Cisco
5 8 (4.40%) Oracle
5 8 (4.40%) Remedy
6 6 (3.30%) F5
6 6 (3.30%) Veritas
7 5 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.20%) SAP
8 4 (2.20%) Splunk
9 3 (1.65%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.65%) Qualys
10 2 (1.10%) arcserve
10 2 (1.10%) FireEye
10 2 (1.10%) HP
10 2 (1.10%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
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