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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 515 515 497
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 64 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.079% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.086% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 19
Average daily rate
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£335 £313 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +22.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £258 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.47 -
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 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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +8 33 £363 +3.57% 14
East of England +24 17 £175 -58.82% 2
South East -11 7 £345 - 5
North West -24 4 £350 +41.41% 2
Yorkshire -13 3 - - 1
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Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (39.83%) Cisco
2 45 (38.14%) Windows
3 40 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (30.51%) Linux
5 35 (29.66%) VMware
6 33 (27.97%) CCNP
7 31 (26.27%) Finance
8 30 (25.42%) BGP
9 29 (24.58%) CCNA
9 29 (24.58%) MPLS
10 28 (23.73%) Firewall
11 27 (22.88%) Juniper
12 25 (21.19%) SQL
13 24 (20.34%) Active Directory
14 23 (19.49%) Citrix
14 23 (19.49%) OSPF
15 22 (18.64%) UNIX
16 21 (17.80%) CRM
16 21 (17.80%) HP
17 20 (16.95%) Load Balancing
17 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
18 19 (16.10%) Xen
18 19 (16.10%) Windows 7
18 19 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (16.10%) CCIE
18 19 (16.10%) HTTP
18 19 (16.10%) VPN
18 19 (16.10%) DNS
18 19 (16.10%) Puppet

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (12.71%) SharePoint
1 15 (12.71%) IIS
2 13 (11.02%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.54%) Lync
4 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.54%) Apache
4 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.54%) nginx
4 3 (2.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.69%) Jetty
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.69%) Node.js
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.69%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.85%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) Route 53
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.42%) BGP
2 29 (24.58%) MPLS
3 28 (23.73%) Firewall
4 23 (19.49%) OSPF
5 19 (16.10%) HTTP
5 19 (16.10%) VPN
5 19 (16.10%) DNS
5 19 (16.10%) Junos
5 19 (16.10%) HSRP
6 18 (15.25%) Ethernet
6 18 (15.25%) VRRP
7 17 (14.41%) IPv4
8 16 (13.56%) IOS XR
8 16 (13.56%) IPv6
8 16 (13.56%) Broadband
8 16 (13.56%) L2TP
8 16 (13.56%) RSVP
8 16 (13.56%) SAN
8 16 (13.56%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (13.56%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) MySQL
2 7 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.69%) Redis
5 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.85%) OLTP
6 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.54%) Subversion
General
1 31 (26.27%) Finance
2 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.32%) Games
4 10 (8.47%) Banking
5 7 (5.93%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.39%) Back Office
7 3 (2.54%) Retail
7 3 (2.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.85%) French Language
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) Web Services
2 2 (1.69%) XML
2 2 (1.69%) HTML
2 2 (1.69%) Servlets
2 2 (1.69%) CSS
2 2 (1.69%) .NET
2 2 (1.69%) J2EE
3 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.85%) JSP
3 1 (0.85%) RESTful
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) iPad
1 11 (9.32%) iPhone
1 11 (9.32%) Streaming Video
2 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.08%) Open Source
4 2 (1.69%) CMDB
4 2 (1.69%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.14%) Windows
2 36 (30.51%) Linux
3 22 (18.64%) UNIX
4 19 (16.10%) Windows 7
4 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.54%) Solaris
7 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) CRM
2 20 (16.95%) Load Balancing
3 17 (14.41%) DevOps
4 16 (13.56%) Mentoring
5 14 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (11.86%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.47%) ITIL
6 10 (8.47%) Service Management
7 9 (7.63%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.63%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.78%) Network Management
9 7 (5.93%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.93%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.93%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.08%) Change Management
11 5 (4.24%) Process Management
12 4 (3.39%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) SQL
2 10 (8.47%) Python
3 7 (5.93%) Perl
3 7 (5.93%) Java
4 5 (4.24%) Ruby
5 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.69%) PHP
6 1 (0.85%) Go
6 1 (0.85%) REXX
6 1 (0.85%) JCL
6 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.85%) C++
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (27.97%) CCNP
3 29 (24.58%) CCNA
4 19 (16.10%) CCIE
5 17 (14.41%) JNCIA
6 16 (13.56%) CCIP
6 16 (13.56%) JNCIP
7 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
8 9 (7.63%) Degree
9 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.54%) MCSE
12 2 (1.69%) CCVP
12 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.69%) MCSA
13 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.85%) CISSP
13 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.85%) MCP
13 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.10%) Xen
2 19 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) iptables
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.85%) NFS
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) NLBS
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.85%) Samba
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (16.10%) Puppet
2 18 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (12.71%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.39%) Salt
5 4 (3.39%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (2.54%) SCOM
7 2 (1.69%) SCCM
7 2 (1.69%) Control-M
7 2 (1.69%) Nagios
7 2 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.69%) OpenView
7 2 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.69%) Ansible
7 2 (1.69%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.85%) Opsview
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.85%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 47 (39.83%) Cisco
2 35 (29.66%) VMware
3 27 (22.88%) Juniper
4 23 (19.49%) Citrix
5 21 (17.80%) HP
6 17 (14.41%) BT
7 15 (12.71%) Hitachi
7 15 (12.71%) Symantec
7 15 (12.71%) SAP
8 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.32%) F5
9 11 (9.32%) Barracuda Networks
10 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.24%) Splunk
11 5 (4.24%) CA
11 5 (4.24%) Oracle
12 4 (3.39%) BMC
12 4 (3.39%) Websense
13 3 (2.54%) Rackspace