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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 191 229 224
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.085% 0.027% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.029% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£275 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +26.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 - £22.50
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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
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Banking
4 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) Release Management
5 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (38.46%) VBScript
5 5 (38.46%) C
5 5 (38.46%) ISO 9001
5 5 (38.46%) Cognos
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) FTP
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) XSD
7 2 (15.38%) IIS
7 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Confluence
7 2 (15.38%) WinSCP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
1 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (15.38%) Confluence
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) WordPress
3 1 (7.69%) nginx
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
1 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) BOOTP
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Hudson
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) German Language
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XSD
2 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) VBScript
2 5 (38.46%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CCEA
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CCSA
1 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
1 1 (7.69%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Cognos
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
5 1 (7.69%) Akamai