The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 198 195 218
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.092% 0.086% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.093% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £362 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.12 -
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5044 5363 6721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.20% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3955 3878 4908
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Engineer across the City of London region.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Operations Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer across the City of London region.

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Operations Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Operations Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) Websense
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) AirWatch
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Lync
4 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Wiki
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Operations Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Operations Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) SNMP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) BGP
1 1 (8.33%) DSL
1 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (8.33%) TACACS
1 1 (8.33%) VRRP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) FCoE
1 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ant
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Wiki
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Server Building
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) RHCSA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) RHCE
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
2 1 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (8.33%) Netcool
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Websense
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) F5