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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 521 517 533
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 48 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.077% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.083% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 16
Average daily rate
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£362 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £585 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £325 £256
% change year-on-year
+11.38% +26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.12 - £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 - £18.95
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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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 +11 27 £360 -22.16% 14
South East +9 11 £300 - 3
Yorkshire +6 4 £362 -0.13% 1
East Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
North West -2 1 - -
East of England -31 1 - - 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Operations Engineer
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Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 42 (48.84%) Windows
2 29 (33.72%) Security Cleared
3 27 (31.40%) Linux
4 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
5 23 (26.74%) SAN
6 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
6 21 (24.42%) Performance Management
6 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (23.26%) ITIL
7 20 (23.26%) EMC
8 18 (20.93%) Connectrix
8 18 (20.93%) Brocade
8 18 (20.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
10 15 (17.44%) DNS
11 14 (16.28%) Cisco
11 14 (16.28%) VMware
11 14 (16.28%) Release Management
12 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
12 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (15.12%) Puppet
13 12 (13.95%) Perl
13 12 (13.95%) DHCP
14 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
14 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
14 11 (12.79%) Finance
15 10 (11.63%) Banking
15 10 (11.63%) Windows 7
15 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (10.47%) Java

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.47%) Apache
4 6 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.98%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.81%) CMS
6 4 (4.65%) IIS
7 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.33%) Lync
9 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.16%) uWSGI
9 1 (1.16%) WordPress
9 1 (1.16%) nginx
9 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.16%) Confluence
9 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
1 1 (1.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) SAN
2 18 (20.93%) Connectrix
3 15 (17.44%) DNS
4 12 (13.95%) DHCP
5 8 (9.30%) Network Security
6 7 (8.14%) BOOTP
7 6 (6.98%) Internet
8 4 (4.65%) Firewall
9 3 (3.49%) LDAP
9 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
9 3 (3.49%) SNMP
9 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.33%) LAN
10 2 (2.33%) VoIP
10 2 (2.33%) WAN
10 2 (2.33%) SSL
10 2 (2.33%) HTTP
11 1 (1.16%) Wireless
11 1 (1.16%) Softphone
11 1 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Subversion
2 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.33%) JIRA
4 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 2 (2.33%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.16%) Maven
5 1 (1.16%) Ant
5 1 (1.16%) Hudson
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) German Language
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Publishing
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) LAMP
2 2 (2.33%) HTML
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) Sensu
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (1.16%) XSD
3 1 (1.16%) ODBC
3 1 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.16%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.16%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.81%) Open Source
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.16%) CCTV
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Wiki
4 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.16%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 42 (48.84%) Windows
2 27 (31.40%) Linux
3 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.63%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.47%) UNIX
6 9 (10.47%) Solaris
7 7 (8.14%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.33%) AIX
9 2 (2.33%) HPUX
10 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Performance Management
2 20 (23.26%) ITIL
3 14 (16.28%) Release Management
4 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.14%) DevOps
6 6 (6.98%) Migration
6 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.65%) Change Control
7 4 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.49%) Scrum
8 3 (3.49%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.49%) Quality Management
8 3 (3.49%) Change Management
8 3 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.33%) Validation
9 2 (2.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.95%) Perl
3 9 (10.47%) PHP
3 9 (10.47%) Python
3 9 (10.47%) Java
4 8 (9.30%) SQL
5 6 (6.98%) C
6 5 (5.81%) VBScript
7 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.65%) Ruby
8 2 (2.33%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.65%) CISSP
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.49%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) MCSE
6 2 (2.33%) EXIN
6 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.33%) CCSA
6 2 (2.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.16%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.16%) CCIE
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.49%) XenServer
6 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.33%) vCloud
7 1 (1.16%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.16%) Varnish
7 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.16%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.16%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) Puppet
2 5 (5.81%) Nagios
2 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.33%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.33%) Zenoss
3 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.33%) collectd
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.16%) WSUS
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.16%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.16%) Check_MK
4 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.26%) EMC
3 18 (20.93%) Brocade
4 14 (16.28%) VMware
4 14 (16.28%) Cisco
5 9 (10.47%) Citrix
6 8 (9.30%) Oracle
7 7 (8.14%) Symantec
7 7 (8.14%) IronPort
7 7 (8.14%) Infoblox
8 6 (6.98%) F5
8 6 (6.98%) HP
9 5 (5.81%) Cognos
10 4 (4.65%) IBM
11 3 (3.49%) Remedy
11 3 (3.49%) NetApp
11 3 (3.49%) Qualys
12 2 (2.33%) JBoss
13 1 (1.16%) SAP
13 1 (1.16%) Dell
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