The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 521 542 510
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 74 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.083% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.090% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 9 19
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £440 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-47.58% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47845 45746 43111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.64% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31018 28289 25848
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1784 1845 1993
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Operations Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 24 £370 +34.54% 8
East of England +22 22 £175 -58.82% 1
South East -19 13 £388 +29.16% 3
South West - 6 £345 -
North West -15 5 - -
Yorkshire -18 5 £300 - 7
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Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 59 (47.20%) Windows
2 53 (42.40%) VMware
3 38 (30.40%) Active Directory
4 32 (25.60%) Cisco
5 31 (24.80%) Citrix
5 31 (24.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (24.00%) Firewall
6 30 (24.00%) Linux
7 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (20.80%) Windows 7
8 25 (20.00%) SQL
8 25 (20.00%) Xen
9 24 (19.20%) Finance
9 24 (19.20%) HP
10 22 (17.60%) SAN
10 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
10 22 (17.60%) Puppet
11 21 (16.80%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (16.80%) CRM
11 21 (16.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (16.00%) DNS
12 20 (16.00%) DevOps
13 19 (15.20%) SharePoint
13 19 (15.20%) ITIL
14 18 (14.40%) SAP
14 18 (14.40%) Hitachi
14 18 (14.40%) Symantec
14 18 (14.40%) Service Management
14 18 (14.40%) Backup Exec

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 19 (15.20%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.60%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (12.80%) IIS
4 9 (7.20%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.00%) Lync
6 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.40%) Apache
9 2 (1.60%) CMS
9 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.60%) Jetty
9 2 (1.60%) nginx
10 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.80%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Office
2 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.40%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.00%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (4.00%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (4.00%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (2.40%) Office 365
6 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.60%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.00%) Firewall
2 22 (17.60%) SAN
3 20 (16.00%) DNS
4 16 (12.80%) MPLS
5 15 (12.00%) OSPF
5 15 (12.00%) BGP
5 15 (12.00%) HTTP
6 12 (9.60%) VPN
7 11 (8.80%) LAN
8 10 (8.00%) Junos
8 10 (8.00%) HSRP
9 9 (7.20%) WAN
9 9 (7.20%) Ethernet
9 9 (7.20%) VRRP
10 8 (6.40%) IPv4
10 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
11 7 (5.60%) DHCP
11 7 (5.60%) Broadband
11 7 (5.60%) IPv6
11 7 (5.60%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.20%) MySQL
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.80%) Maven
3 1 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.80%) Ant
General
1 24 (19.20%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Games
3 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) German Language
7 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.40%) Web Services
3 2 (1.60%) XML
3 2 (1.60%) HTML
3 2 (1.60%) .NET
3 2 (1.60%) J2EE
3 2 (1.60%) CSS
3 2 (1.60%) Servlets
4 1 (0.80%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.80%) RESTful
4 1 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.80%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Streaming Video
1 11 (8.80%) iPhone
1 11 (8.80%) iPad
2 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.60%) NHS
7 2 (1.60%) CMDB
7 2 (1.60%) Wiki
8 1 (0.80%) Replication
8 1 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.80%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.20%) Windows
2 31 (24.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (24.00%) Linux
4 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (20.80%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.60%) UNIX
6 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.80%) CentOS
7 5 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.80%) Debian
9 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.80%) zOS
9 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) CRM
1 21 (16.80%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (16.00%) DevOps
3 19 (15.20%) ITIL
4 18 (14.40%) Service Management
5 16 (12.80%) Load Balancing
6 15 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.40%) Problem Management
9 11 (8.80%) Business Continuity
9 11 (8.80%) Service Delivery
10 10 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (7.20%) Server Building
12 8 (6.40%) ITSM
13 6 (4.80%) Workflow
13 6 (4.80%) Change Management
13 6 (4.80%) Configuration Management
14 5 (4.00%) Process Management
14 5 (4.00%) BCP
14 5 (4.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (4.00%) Java
3 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.60%) C
4 2 (1.60%) Ruby
4 2 (1.60%) Python
5 1 (0.80%) REXX
5 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.80%) JCL
5 1 (0.80%) Perl
5 1 (0.80%) VBScript
5 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.60%) CCNP
3 11 (8.80%) CCNA
3 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.40%) CCIE
4 8 (6.40%) JNCIA
5 7 (5.60%) JNCIP
5 7 (5.60%) CCIP
5 7 (5.60%) Degree
6 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.20%) MCSE
8 2 (1.60%) MCSA
8 2 (1.60%) MCTS
8 2 (1.60%) MCITP
8 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.80%) VCP4
9 1 (0.80%) VCAP
9 1 (0.80%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (30.40%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (20.00%) Xen
4 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.20%) NLBS
6 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.40%) XenApp
7 2 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.60%) vSphere
7 2 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.80%) NFS
8 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.80%) Samba
8 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.80%) Docker
8 1 (0.80%) iptables
8 1 (0.80%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 22 (17.60%) Puppet
2 21 (16.80%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (14.40%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.80%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.20%) AirWatch
5 4 (3.20%) WSUS
5 4 (3.20%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (2.40%) Ansible
6 3 (2.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.40%) SCOM
7 2 (1.60%) Nagios
7 2 (1.60%) SCCM
7 2 (1.60%) OpenView
7 2 (1.60%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.60%) Salt
8 1 (0.80%) Opsview
8 1 (0.80%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 53 (42.40%) VMware
2 32 (25.60%) Cisco
3 31 (24.80%) Citrix
4 24 (19.20%) HP
5 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
6 18 (14.40%) Hitachi
6 18 (14.40%) SAP
6 18 (14.40%) Symantec
7 17 (13.60%) CheckPoint
8 13 (10.40%) Juniper
9 11 (8.80%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (5.60%) BT
11 6 (4.80%) F5
11 6 (4.80%) CA
12 5 (4.00%) TippingPoint
13 4 (3.20%) Websense
14 3 (2.40%) McAfee
14 3 (2.40%) Google
14 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.40%) Red Hat