Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Analyst was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 167 181
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 9 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 26
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -31.58% +35.71%
10th Percentile £228 £313 £439
90th Percentile £416 £438 £488
England median daily rate £388 £375 £460
% change year-on-year +3.33% -18.48% +31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% -13.51% -28.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,932 4,186 5,707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 2,628 3,327
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 182 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +12.50% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £35.45 £43.18 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Analyst in the West Midlands

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Analyst in the West Midlands

Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Analyst in the West Midlands

Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Analyst in the West Midlands

Operations Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Shropshire - 4 £215 -
Dudley - 3 - -
Warwickshire -3 2 £425 +30.77%
Operations Analyst
England

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Operations Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) BMC
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) RHCE
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) Statistics
4 3 (33.33%) Network Management
4 3 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) High Availability
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (22.22%) ISO 22301
5 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) Network Management
2 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 3 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) RHCE
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 1 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (11.11%) HP NNM
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (11.11%) Opsview
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) BMC
2 3 (33.33%) Dell
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft