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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 508 522 511
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 67 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.086% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.092% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 24
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £436 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.47 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.47 -
% change year-on-year
-32.24% -
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
46002 44397 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.72% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29583 27602 24612
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 1748 1803 1983
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.54 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 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 6 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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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 +7 24 £370 +34.54% 12
East of England +21 22 £175 -58.82%
South East -9 11 £345 +15.00% 3
Yorkshire -19 4 £300 -
North West -16 3 - -
South West - 3 £345 - 1
Operations Engineer
UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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 55 (45.45%) Windows
2 51 (42.15%) VMware
3 38 (31.40%) Active Directory
4 35 (28.93%) Cisco
5 31 (25.62%) Linux
6 30 (24.79%) Citrix
6 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (23.97%) Firewall
7 29 (23.97%) Finance
8 25 (20.66%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (20.66%) SQL
8 25 (20.66%) Windows 7
9 24 (19.83%) HP
9 24 (19.83%) Xen
10 23 (19.01%) CRM
11 21 (17.36%) SAN
11 21 (17.36%) MPLS
12 20 (16.53%) BGP
12 20 (16.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (16.53%) DNS
12 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
12 20 (16.53%) CCNP
13 19 (15.70%) SharePoint
13 19 (15.70%) Puppet
13 19 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (15.70%) DevOps
14 18 (14.88%) SAP
14 18 (14.88%) CCNA

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (15.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.05%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (13.22%) IIS
4 8 (6.61%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.13%) Lync
5 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.65%) Jetty
7 2 (1.65%) nginx
7 2 (1.65%) CMS
7 2 (1.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Office
2 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.31%) Office 365
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.65%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.97%) Firewall
2 21 (17.36%) SAN
2 21 (17.36%) MPLS
3 20 (16.53%) BGP
3 20 (16.53%) DNS
4 16 (13.22%) OSPF
5 15 (12.40%) HTTP
6 14 (11.57%) VPN
7 13 (10.74%) Junos
7 13 (10.74%) HSRP
8 12 (9.92%) Ethernet
8 12 (9.92%) VRRP
9 11 (9.09%) IPv4
10 10 (8.26%) IPv6
10 10 (8.26%) L2TP
10 10 (8.26%) RSVP
10 10 (8.26%) Broadband
10 10 (8.26%) LAN
10 10 (8.26%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (8.26%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) MySQL
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) DB2
4 1 (0.83%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (23.97%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Games
2 11 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.65%) Back Office
6 2 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) French Language
7 1 (0.83%) German Language
7 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) Web Services
2 2 (1.65%) XML
2 2 (1.65%) HTML
2 2 (1.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) J2EE
2 2 (1.65%) CSS
2 2 (1.65%) Servlets
3 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Streaming Video
1 11 (9.09%) iPhone
1 11 (9.09%) iPad
2 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.31%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.65%) NHS
6 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.65%) CMDB
6 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Wiki
7 1 (0.83%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.45%) Windows
2 31 (25.62%) Linux
3 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.66%) Windows 7
4 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.74%) UNIX
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.13%) CentOS
8 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.83%) Debian
10 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.83%) zOS
10 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) CRM
2 20 (16.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (15.70%) DevOps
4 17 (14.05%) Mentoring
4 17 (14.05%) ITIL
4 17 (14.05%) Service Management
4 17 (14.05%) Load Balancing
5 12 (9.92%) Problem Management
6 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 11 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (8.26%) Business Continuity
8 9 (7.44%) Server Building
9 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.61%) ITSM
10 6 (4.96%) Change Management
10 6 (4.96%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.13%) Process Management
11 5 (4.13%) Workflow
11 5 (4.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.66%) SQL
2 5 (4.13%) Java
3 4 (3.31%) Python
4 3 (2.48%) Perl
5 2 (1.65%) Ruby
6 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) REXX
6 1 (0.83%) JCL
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (20.66%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.53%) CCNP
3 18 (14.88%) CCNA
4 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.09%) CCIE
5 11 (9.09%) JNCIA
6 10 (8.26%) JNCIP
6 10 (8.26%) CCIP
7 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.79%) Degree
9 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.31%) MCSE
11 2 (1.65%) MCSA
11 2 (1.65%) MCTS
11 2 (1.65%) MCITP
12 1 (0.83%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (31.40%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (19.83%) Xen
4 5 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.48%) NLBS
6 2 (1.65%) vSphere
6 2 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.83%) iptables
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.83%) Samba
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (15.70%) Puppet
1 19 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (14.88%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.31%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (3.31%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.31%) SCOM
3 4 (3.31%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.48%) WSUS
4 3 (2.48%) SCCM
5 2 (1.65%) Nagios
5 2 (1.65%) OpenView
5 2 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.65%) Ansible
5 2 (1.65%) Salt
6 1 (0.83%) Opsview
6 1 (0.83%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 51 (42.15%) VMware
2 35 (28.93%) Cisco
3 30 (24.79%) Citrix
4 24 (19.83%) HP
5 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
6 18 (14.88%) Hitachi
6 18 (14.88%) SAP
6 18 (14.88%) Symantec
7 17 (14.05%) Juniper
8 11 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 11 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
9 10 (8.26%) BT
10 7 (5.79%) F5
11 6 (4.96%) CA
12 5 (4.13%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.31%) Websense
14 3 (2.48%) McAfee
14 3 (2.48%) Google
14 3 (2.48%) TippingPoint
14 3 (2.48%) Red Hat