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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 529 534 497
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 44 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.066% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.071% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 6
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£375 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £329 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.24 -
Operations Engineer
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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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +18 21 £305 -23.75% 8
North West -20 12 £408 +8.66% 2
South East -34 8 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 3
South West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 52 (47.27%) Cisco
2 48 (43.64%) Linux
2 48 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (32.73%) CCNP
4 33 (30.00%) CCNA
5 31 (28.18%) Juniper
5 31 (28.18%) BGP
5 31 (28.18%) Windows
6 29 (26.36%) MPLS
7 28 (25.45%) UNIX
8 27 (24.55%) Puppet
9 25 (22.73%) Telecoms
10 24 (21.82%) OSPF
10 24 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (20.91%) DevOps
12 22 (20.00%) CCIE
12 22 (20.00%) Finance
12 22 (20.00%) Firewall
12 22 (20.00%) VPN
12 22 (20.00%) Junos
13 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
13 21 (19.09%) Microsoft
13 21 (19.09%) Ethernet
14 20 (18.18%) IPv4
14 20 (18.18%) BT
14 20 (18.18%) JNCIA
14 20 (18.18%) HSRP
15 19 (17.27%) JNCIP
15 19 (17.27%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (17.27%) BT 21CN

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 11 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.27%) IIS
2 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.73%) Node.js
4 3 (2.73%) nginx
4 3 (2.73%) Apache
4 3 (2.73%) CMS
5 2 (1.82%) Lync
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.91%) Jetty
6 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) PaaS
2 7 (6.36%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.55%) Route 53
5 3 (2.73%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.73%) Office 365
6 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.91%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.18%) BGP
2 29 (26.36%) MPLS
3 24 (21.82%) OSPF
4 22 (20.00%) VPN
4 22 (20.00%) Firewall
4 22 (20.00%) Junos
5 21 (19.09%) Ethernet
6 20 (18.18%) IPv4
6 20 (18.18%) HSRP
7 19 (17.27%) BT 21CN
7 19 (17.27%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (17.27%) IPv6
7 19 (17.27%) L2TP
7 19 (17.27%) RSVP
7 19 (17.27%) VRRP
7 19 (17.27%) Broadband
8 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
9 13 (11.82%) HTTP
9 13 (11.82%) VoIP
10 12 (10.91%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) MySQL
2 8 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.64%) Redis
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 14 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.09%) Maven
4 3 (2.73%) Subversion
General
1 25 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 22 (20.00%) Finance
3 10 (9.09%) Banking
4 7 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.55%) Games
6 4 (3.64%) Back Office
7 3 (2.73%) Military
7 3 (2.73%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.82%) Retail
9 1 (0.91%) Electronics
9 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) Web Services
2 4 (3.64%) JSP
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
3 2 (1.82%) XML
3 2 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.91%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.91%) .NET
4 1 (0.91%) J2EE
4 1 (0.91%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Open Source
2 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.55%) iPad
3 5 (4.55%) iPhone
3 5 (4.55%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.82%) CMDB
4 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.91%) DTV
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.91%) RIA
5 1 (0.91%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (43.64%) Linux
2 31 (28.18%) Windows
3 28 (25.45%) UNIX
4 13 (11.82%) CentOS
5 11 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 10 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.27%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.55%) Solaris
10 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.91%) DevOps
2 18 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (15.45%) Change Management
4 16 (14.55%) Incident Management
5 15 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 14 (12.73%) Configuration Management
7 10 (9.09%) Scrum
7 10 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.09%) Build Automation
8 9 (8.18%) ITIL
9 8 (7.27%) Service Management
9 8 (7.27%) Network Management
10 7 (6.36%) CRM
11 5 (4.55%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.64%) E-Commerce
13 3 (2.73%) Business Continuity
13 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (2.73%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.45%) Java
2 16 (14.55%) Ruby
3 15 (13.64%) SQL
4 13 (11.82%) Bash Shell
5 11 (10.00%) Python
6 8 (7.27%) Perl
7 3 (2.73%) PHP
7 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (0.91%) Golang
Qualifications
1 48 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (32.73%) CCNP
3 33 (30.00%) CCNA
4 22 (20.00%) CCIE
5 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
6 20 (18.18%) JNCIA
7 19 (17.27%) JNCIP
7 19 (17.27%) CCIP
8 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
9 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (7.27%) MCSE
11 6 (5.45%) Degree
11 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.73%) MCP
13 2 (1.82%) MCSA
13 2 (1.82%) CCVP
13 2 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.91%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.64%) QA
3 3 (2.73%) SLA
4 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.73%) Xen
3 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
4 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.91%) iptables
4 1 (0.91%) Firmware
4 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.91%) Samba
4 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.91%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (24.55%) Puppet
2 24 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (10.00%) Ansible
4 5 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (4.55%) SCCM
5 4 (3.64%) SCOM
5 4 (3.64%) Control-M
6 3 (2.73%) Salt
7 2 (1.82%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.82%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.82%) Nagios
8 1 (0.91%) MOM
8 1 (0.91%) Netcool
8 1 (0.91%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.91%) Opsview
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 52 (47.27%) Cisco
2 31 (28.18%) Juniper
3 21 (19.09%) Microsoft
4 20 (18.18%) BT
5 12 (10.91%) F5
6 8 (7.27%) Oracle
7 6 (5.45%) BMC
7 6 (5.45%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.45%) Splunk
7 6 (5.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (4.55%) VMware
8 5 (4.55%) HP
9 4 (3.64%) CA
9 4 (3.64%) Citrix
10 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.73%) RightScale
11 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.82%) SevOne
11 2 (1.82%) Ciena
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