Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Operations Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 566 566
Rank change year-on-year -85 0 +71
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 245 337 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 260 255
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% +13.01%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £200
90th Percentile £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -23.68% +18.75% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 4
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £33.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% -44.81% +138.00%
10th Percentile £15.06 £14.00 £28.00
90th Percentile £25.63 £30.13 £148.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -13.51% -33.93% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Operations Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Top 13 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 6 months to 18 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
England -9 227 £419 -8.97% 8
UK excluding London -51 141 £363 -23.68% 6
London +3 101 £480 +6.67% 4
South East +28 52 £338 -25.00% 2
North of England +23 40 £465 +20.00%
North West +10 32 £465 -2.11%
Midlands +5 20 £310 -34.74% 1
West Midlands +14 19 £318 -33.16% 1
Scotland -33 15 £425 -10.53% 2
Yorkshire +11 8 - -
South West +3 7 £500 +53.85% 1
East of England -19 7 £288 -35.57%
East Midlands - 1 £200 -

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 55 (22.45%) Security Operations
2 53 (21.63%) Finance
3 40 (16.33%) Security Monitoring
4 39 (15.92%) Vulnerability Management
5 35 (14.29%) SIEM
5 35 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (13.06%) Information Security
6 32 (13.06%) Threat Intelligence
7 26 (10.61%) Incident Management
7 26 (10.61%) ITIL
8 25 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
8 25 (10.20%) Windows
9 22 (8.98%) SQL
9 22 (8.98%) Business Analysis
9 22 (8.98%) Banking
10 21 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (8.16%) Data Centre
11 20 (8.16%) Linux
12 18 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (7.35%) SAP
12 18 (7.35%) Remedy
12 18 (7.35%) Workflow
12 18 (7.35%) VMware
13 17 (6.94%) Data Analysis
13 17 (6.94%) Degree
13 17 (6.94%) Windows Server
14 16 (6.53%) Management Information System
14 16 (6.53%) Unix
14 16 (6.53%) Active Directory

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 2 (0.82%) IBM Domino
1 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.82%) SAS
1 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.41%) CMS
2 1 (0.41%) Confluence
2 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.82%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.41%) Kondor
3 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
2 2 (0.82%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.12%) Firewall
2 6 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (1.63%) FTP
3 4 (1.63%) Internet
3 4 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.22%) TETRA
4 3 (1.22%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.22%) WAN
5 2 (0.82%) DNS
5 2 (0.82%) Network Security
5 2 (0.82%) SAN
5 2 (0.82%) Skype
5 2 (0.82%) VoIP
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) ICMP
6 1 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) ISDN
6 1 (0.41%) SSL
6 1 (0.41%) Telnet
6 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.45%) TimesTen
2 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.82%) MS Access
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.82%) Power BI
3 2 (0.82%) SAS EBI
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.45%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (21.63%) Finance
2 22 (8.98%) Banking
3 13 (5.31%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.49%) Retail
6 10 (4.08%) Back Office
6 10 (4.08%) Marketing
7 8 (3.27%) Billing
8 5 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.82%) Front Office
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.82%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.04%) Spring Boot
2 3 (1.22%) HTML
2 3 (1.22%) Spring
3 1 (0.41%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) COM
3 1 (0.41%) CSS
3 1 (0.41%) FpML
3 1 (0.41%) JSON
3 1 (0.41%) Node.js
3 1 (0.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.53%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (3.67%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (3.27%) Derivative
7 6 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.45%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.63%) Equities
9 4 (1.63%) FMCG
9 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.63%) User Experience
10 3 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.22%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.22%) PKI
11 2 (0.82%) AS400
11 2 (0.82%) CMDB
11 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.20%) Windows
2 20 (8.16%) Linux
3 17 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.53%) Unix
5 10 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) MVS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.45%) Security Operations
2 40 (16.33%) Security Monitoring
3 39 (15.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 35 (14.29%) SIEM
5 32 (13.06%) Information Security
5 32 (13.06%) Threat Intelligence
6 26 (10.61%) Incident Management
6 26 (10.61%) ITIL
7 25 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (8.98%) Business Analysis
9 21 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (7.35%) Workflow
11 17 (6.94%) Data Analysis
12 15 (6.12%) Analytics
13 13 (5.31%) Change Management
13 13 (5.31%) Data Centre Operations
13 13 (5.31%) Service Management
14 12 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.98%) SQL
2 9 (3.67%) Java
3 7 (2.86%) VBA
4 6 (2.45%) AWK
4 6 (2.45%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.45%) Korn
4 6 (2.45%) Perl
4 6 (2.45%) sed
5 5 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.04%) Python
6 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.82%) PHP
6 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.82%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) COBOL
7 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.41%) RPG
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (6.94%) Degree
2 16 (6.53%) CISSP
3 11 (4.49%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.86%) MCSE
6 6 (2.45%) HND
6 6 (2.45%) RHCE
6 6 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.63%) GIAC
8 4 (1.63%) MCSA
9 3 (1.22%) GCIH
10 2 (0.82%) CCFP
10 2 (0.82%) CEH
10 2 (0.82%) CISM
10 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.82%) GCFA
10 2 (0.82%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.45%) GxP
2 6 (2.45%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.45%) QA
2 6 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.63%) COBIT
4 3 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.82%) GDPR
5 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.82%) MiFID
5 2 (0.82%) PMO
6 1 (0.41%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.82%) XenApp
3 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.22%) Netcool
4 2 (0.82%) Control-M
4 2 (0.82%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.82%) Nessus
4 2 (0.82%) SCOM
4 2 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) AppManager
5 1 (0.41%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.41%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.41%) MOM
5 1 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) Salt
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (7.35%) Remedy
1 18 (7.35%) SAP
1 18 (7.35%) VMware
2 14 (5.71%) Oracle
3 13 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.90%) HP
5 11 (4.49%) McAfee
6 9 (3.67%) Citrix
6 9 (3.67%) IBM
7 8 (3.27%) Concur
7 8 (3.27%) Symantec
8 7 (2.86%) Lumension
8 7 (2.86%) Trustwave
9 6 (2.45%) Cisco
9 6 (2.45%) Comptel
9 6 (2.45%) Dell
9 6 (2.45%) FireEye
9 6 (2.45%) IronPort
9 6 (2.45%) NetApp
10 5 (2.04%) Avaya