The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 508 516 519
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 45 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.071% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.076% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 22
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£325 £400 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £603 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 - £22.50
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Operations Engineer
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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 1 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 1 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 +14 26 £275 -40.54% 13
South East +2 10 £300 - 5
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 3
East of England -21 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
North West -10 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Operations Engineer
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Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 37 (43.02%) Windows
2 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
3 30 (34.88%) SC Cleared
4 24 (27.91%) SAN
5 23 (26.74%) Linux
6 22 (25.58%) Performance Management
7 21 (24.42%) EMC
8 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
8 20 (23.26%) Connectrix
8 20 (23.26%) Brocade
8 20 (23.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
11 16 (18.60%) ITIL
12 14 (16.28%) Release Management
13 13 (15.12%) Finance
14 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
14 12 (13.95%) DNS
14 12 (13.95%) Cisco
14 12 (13.95%) DHCP
15 11 (12.79%) VMware
15 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (12.79%) Puppet
16 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (11.63%) Banking
16 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
17 9 (10.47%) Citrix
17 9 (10.47%) Perl
17 9 (10.47%) UNIX
17 9 (10.47%) Solaris

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.98%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.98%) Apache
3 4 (4.65%) CMS
3 4 (4.65%) IIS
4 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.33%) Lync
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.16%) WordPress
6 1 (1.16%) uWSGI
6 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.16%) nginx
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) CloudFront
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.91%) SAN
2 20 (23.26%) Connectrix
3 12 (13.95%) DNS
3 12 (13.95%) DHCP
4 8 (9.30%) Network Security
5 7 (8.14%) BOOTP
6 4 (4.65%) Internet
7 3 (3.49%) LDAP
7 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.49%) SNMP
7 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.33%) NAS
8 2 (2.33%) Firewall
8 2 (2.33%) SSL
8 2 (2.33%) VoIP
8 2 (2.33%) HTTP
9 1 (1.16%) WAN
9 1 (1.16%) GSM
9 1 (1.16%) ISDN
9 1 (1.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
2 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.16%) DB2
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Subversion
2 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.33%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Ant
4 1 (1.16%) Maven
4 1 (1.16%) Hudson
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) German Language
4 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Law
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) LAMP
2 2 (2.33%) Sensu
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) ODBC
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.16%) WSGI
3 1 (1.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.81%) Open Source
3 3 (3.49%) AS400
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) Clustering
5 1 (1.16%) PMI
5 1 (1.16%) CCTV
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.16%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.02%) Windows
2 23 (26.74%) Linux
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.47%) UNIX
5 9 (10.47%) Solaris
5 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.14%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.33%) AIX
7 2 (2.33%) HPUX
8 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) Performance Management
2 16 (18.60%) ITIL
3 14 (16.28%) Release Management
4 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.81%) Migration
7 5 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.81%) DevOps
8 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.49%) Change Management
9 3 (3.49%) Quality Management
9 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.49%) Change Control
10 2 (2.33%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity Management
10 2 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.47%) Perl
3 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) Java
4 7 (8.14%) Python
5 6 (6.98%) C
6 5 (5.81%) PHP
6 5 (5.81%) VBScript
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.49%) Ruby
8 2 (2.33%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.65%) CISSP
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.49%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) EXIN
6 2 (2.33%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) CCSA
6 2 (2.33%) MCSE
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
7 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 20 (23.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.49%) XenServer
5 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.16%) NFS
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
6 1 (1.16%) vCloud
6 1 (1.16%) Brightmail
6 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.16%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) Puppet
2 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.49%) SCOM
4 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.33%) collectd
4 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 2 (2.33%) Ganglia
4 2 (2.33%) Nagios
4 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.16%) Ansible
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) EMC
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.26%) Brocade
3 12 (13.95%) Cisco
4 11 (12.79%) VMware
5 9 (10.47%) Citrix
5 9 (10.47%) Symantec
6 7 (8.14%) IronPort
6 7 (8.14%) Infoblox
7 6 (6.98%) F5
7 6 (6.98%) Oracle
8 5 (5.81%) HP
8 5 (5.81%) Cognos
9 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.49%) IBM
10 3 (3.49%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.49%) NetApp
10 3 (3.49%) Qualys
11 2 (2.33%) JBoss
12 1 (1.16%) SAP
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