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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 193 203 203
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 7 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £360 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.47 -
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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
5137 5651 6018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.31% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3929 4239 4446
Average daily rate £450 £441 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 76 138
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.74 £127.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) BGP
3 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) CCNP
4 5 (38.46%) CCNA
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (38.46%) Multicast
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Websense
6 3 (23.08%) AirWatch
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (15.38%) Lync
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
7 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (15.38%) Solaris
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL
8 1 (7.69%) UNIX
8 1 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (7.69%) DHCP
8 1 (7.69%) SNMP
8 1 (7.69%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (15.38%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) BGP
1 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
2 5 (38.46%) Multicast
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) SNMP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) OSPF
3 1 (7.69%) DSL
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) TACACS
3 1 (7.69%) VRRP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.69%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (38.46%) CCNP
1 5 (38.46%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView
2 1 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) Control-M
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Websense
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Aruba