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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 504 455 535
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +80
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 92 139 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.30% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.31% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 22
Average daily rate £450 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.31 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.15 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.61% -
Operations Engineer
UK

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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -38 50 £425 -5.55% 14
Yorkshire -6 16 £450 - 2
East of England +8 9 £475 -13.63% 4
South East +9 5 - - 8
South West 0 4 £431 +15.00% 3
North West -28 4 £463 +13.49% 4
North East -17 2 £508 +103.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £263 -
Operations Engineer
UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (65.99%) Linux
2 129 (65.48%) DevOps
3 102 (51.78%) Puppet
4 100 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (46.70%) Configuration Management
6 89 (45.18%) Jenkins
7 86 (43.65%) VMware
7 86 (43.65%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (41.62%) Git (software)
9 81 (41.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 81 (41.12%) Ruby
10 79 (40.10%) Java
11 65 (32.99%) Bash Shell
12 60 (30.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 56 (28.43%) Maven
13 56 (28.43%) Ubuntu
14 55 (27.92%) Scrum
14 55 (27.92%) CentOS
15 50 (25.38%) Build Automation
16 46 (23.35%) ZABBIX
17 38 (19.29%) MCollective
18 35 (17.77%) Security Cleared
19 34 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (16.75%) Cisco
21 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
22 30 (15.23%) vSphere
22 30 (15.23%) Unix
23 29 (14.72%) Apache
23 29 (14.72%) Tomcat
23 29 (14.72%) Ansible

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (14.72%) Apache
1 29 (14.72%) Tomcat
2 21 (10.66%) OpenStack
3 13 (6.60%) Confluence
3 13 (6.60%) nginx
3 13 (6.60%) Node.js
4 9 (4.57%) IIS
5 6 (3.05%) Jetty
5 6 (3.05%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.54%) JBoss
7 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.02%) CloudStack
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.02%) PowerExchange
8 2 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.05%) SaaS
5 4 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.03%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.51%) Office 365
7 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.21%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.18%) HTTP
3 21 (10.66%) Firewall
4 20 (10.15%) DNS
5 14 (7.11%) SSL
6 12 (6.09%) DHCP
7 11 (5.58%) LAN
8 10 (5.08%) SAN
9 9 (4.57%) FTP
9 9 (4.57%) VPN
10 8 (4.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (3.55%) BGP
11 7 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.55%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.55%) OSPF
12 6 (3.05%) FCoE
12 6 (3.05%) IPsec
12 6 (3.05%) MPLS
12 6 (3.05%) SMS
12 6 (3.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.63%) MongoDB
2 15 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.06%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.55%) Big Data
4 7 (3.55%) MySQL
5 5 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.51%) Informix
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (45.18%) Jenkins
2 82 (41.62%) Git (software)
3 56 (28.43%) Maven
4 14 (7.11%) JIRA
5 13 (6.60%) Selenium
5 13 (6.60%) SonarQube
6 12 (6.09%) Appium
6 12 (6.09%) Mocha
7 8 (4.06%) Hudson
8 6 (3.05%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.03%) GitLab
9 4 (2.03%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.02%) Ant
11 2 (1.02%) Gradle
11 2 (1.02%) Log4j
11 2 (1.02%) Subversion
11 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (13.71%) Finance
2 11 (5.58%) Banking
2 11 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.02%) Advertising
4 2 (1.02%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Front Office
5 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.29%) MCollective
2 14 (7.11%) .NET
3 9 (4.57%) Web Services
4 7 (3.55%) J2EE
5 6 (3.05%) Middleware
6 5 (2.54%) Servlets
7 4 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.52%) Kafka
9 2 (1.02%) Spring
9 2 (1.02%) WebSockets
9 2 (1.02%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (0.51%) Flash
10 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.51%) HTML
10 1 (0.51%) LAMP
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.51%) SAML
10 1 (0.51%) WSDL
10 1 (0.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.57%) Clustering
3 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.54%) Replication
5 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.03%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) CMDB
7 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.02%) IPTV
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) BYOD
8 1 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 130 (65.99%) Linux
2 60 (30.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 56 (28.43%) Ubuntu
4 55 (27.92%) CentOS
5 30 (15.23%) Unix
6 23 (11.68%) Windows
7 11 (5.58%) Windows Server
8 10 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.54%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.03%) AIX
11 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.02%) Solaris
12 2 (1.02%) VMS
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (65.48%) DevOps
2 100 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (46.70%) Configuration Management
4 86 (43.65%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (27.92%) Scrum
6 50 (25.38%) Build Automation
7 27 (13.71%) ITIL
8 15 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (7.11%) Security Patching
10 12 (6.09%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.58%) Web Operations
12 10 (5.08%) High Availability
12 10 (5.08%) Security Operations
13 8 (4.06%) Automated Testing
13 8 (4.06%) Load Balancing
13 8 (4.06%) Open Source
14 6 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 5 (2.54%) Change Management
15 5 (2.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.12%) Ruby
2 79 (40.10%) Java
3 65 (32.99%) Bash Shell
4 28 (14.21%) Python
5 13 (6.60%) SQL
6 10 (5.08%) Perl
7 8 (4.06%) C
8 6 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.52%) Go
11 2 (1.02%) Groovy
11 2 (1.02%) PHP
12 1 (0.51%) C#
12 1 (0.51%) C++
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.11%) CCNA
5 12 (6.09%) CCNP
6 6 (3.05%) RHCE
6 6 (3.05%) RHCSA
6 6 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.54%) Degree
8 4 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.02%) CCIE
9 2 (1.02%) MCSE
9 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.51%) CCDP
10 1 (0.51%) CCVP
10 1 (0.51%) CISSP
10 1 (0.51%) GCFA
10 1 (0.51%) GIAC
10 1 (0.51%) MCSA
10 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (41.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (15.23%) vSphere
3 25 (12.69%) Docker
4 13 (6.60%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.58%) Active Directory
6 8 (4.06%) Xen
7 7 (3.55%) vCloud
8 6 (3.05%) KVM
9 5 (2.54%) GFS2
9 5 (2.54%) GlusterFS
9 5 (2.54%) OCFS2
10 4 (2.03%) Hyper-V
10 4 (2.03%) SRDF
11 3 (1.52%) XenServer
12 1 (0.51%) Firmware
12 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 102 (51.78%) Puppet
2 46 (23.35%) ZABBIX
3 29 (14.72%) Ansible
4 24 (12.18%) Nagios
5 19 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (8.12%) SELinux
7 13 (6.60%) Icinga
8 11 (5.58%) FreeIPA
8 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 8 (4.06%) logstash
10 5 (2.54%) CFEngine
10 5 (2.54%) FortiGate
10 5 (2.54%) Terraform
11 4 (2.03%) Kubernetes
11 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
11 4 (2.03%) Opsview
11 4 (2.03%) Simpana
12 3 (1.52%) Graphite
13 2 (1.02%) Grafana
13 2 (1.02%) Salt
Vendors
1 86 (43.65%) VMware
2 33 (16.75%) Cisco
3 14 (7.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.60%) Atlassian
4 13 (6.60%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.60%) Oracle
5 11 (5.58%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.06%) HP
7 7 (3.55%) Juniper
8 6 (3.05%) NetApp
8 6 (3.05%) Remedy
8 6 (3.05%) Splunk
9 5 (2.54%) F5
9 5 (2.54%) Forcepoint
9 5 (2.54%) IBM
9 5 (2.54%) TippingPoint
10 4 (2.03%) Brocade
10 4 (2.03%) CommVault
10 4 (2.03%) Google
10 4 (2.03%) Informatica
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