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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 496 517 502
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 61 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.049% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.053% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +33 28 £290 -35.55% 5
North West +13 14 £345 -
South West -10 9 £375 +108.33% 1
South East -13 8 £275 -38.88% 10
Yorkshire -7 2 £375 +17.18%
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
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Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 45 (39.47%) Cisco
3 38 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (24.56%) Puppet
5 27 (23.68%) Windows
6 26 (22.81%) UNIX
6 26 (22.81%) Juniper
6 26 (22.81%) BGP
7 25 (21.93%) CCNP
7 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
7 25 (21.93%) Security Cleared
8 24 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (20.18%) DevOps
9 23 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (20.18%) CCNA
10 22 (19.30%) MPLS
10 22 (19.30%) Jenkins
11 21 (18.42%) Telecoms
11 21 (18.42%) Finance
12 20 (17.54%) OSPF
13 19 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 19 (16.67%) Java
14 18 (15.79%) CCIE
14 18 (15.79%) Configuration Management
15 17 (14.91%) ITIL
15 17 (14.91%) Git (software)
16 16 (14.04%) Ruby
16 16 (14.04%) Incident Management
16 16 (14.04%) MS Excel

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.14%) Apache
4 5 (4.39%) Node.js
5 2 (1.75%) CMS
5 2 (1.75%) nginx
5 2 (1.75%) Confluence
5 2 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.75%) Lync
5 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.77%) PaaS
2 8 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.14%) Route 53
3 7 (6.14%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.63%) Office 365
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.81%) BGP
2 22 (19.30%) MPLS
3 20 (17.54%) OSPF
4 19 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 15 (13.16%) Firewall
5 15 (13.16%) LAN
6 14 (12.28%) Ethernet
6 14 (12.28%) VPN
7 13 (11.40%) IPv4
7 13 (11.40%) VoIP
7 13 (11.40%) Broadband
7 13 (11.40%) Multicast
7 13 (11.40%) HSRP
8 12 (10.53%) Junos
8 12 (10.53%) BT 21CN
8 12 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (10.53%) IPv6
8 12 (10.53%) DNS
8 12 (10.53%) Wireless
8 12 (10.53%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) MySQL
2 9 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.26%) Redis
5 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.63%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (19.30%) Jenkins
2 17 (14.91%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.40%) Maven
4 5 (4.39%) Subversion
5 4 (3.51%) JIRA
6 2 (1.75%) JUnit
6 2 (1.75%) Gradle
6 2 (1.75%) Hudson
7 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
General
1 21 (18.42%) Telecoms
1 21 (18.42%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Back Office
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Military
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Web Services
2 4 (3.51%) HTML
2 4 (3.51%) JSP
3 3 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.75%) XML
4 2 (1.75%) XSD
4 2 (1.75%) Sensu
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Open Source
2 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.75%) Interactive TV
4 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
5 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.88%) RIA
5 1 (0.88%) Wiki
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 27 (23.68%) Windows
3 26 (22.81%) UNIX
4 15 (13.16%) CentOS
5 12 (10.53%) Ubuntu
6 10 (8.77%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.39%) Solaris
9 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) DevOps
1 23 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 17 (14.91%) ITIL
4 16 (14.04%) Incident Management
4 16 (14.04%) Change Management
5 13 (11.40%) Scrum
6 12 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 11 (9.65%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.77%) Build Automation
9 7 (6.14%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.26%) CRM
10 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.39%) Network Management
11 5 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.39%) Low Latency
11 5 (4.39%) Kanban
11 5 (4.39%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) Java
2 16 (14.04%) Ruby
3 14 (12.28%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.28%) Perl
4 12 (10.53%) Python
5 11 (9.65%) SQL
6 9 (7.89%) PHP
7 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.63%) Golang
9 2 (1.75%) C++
9 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (21.93%) CCNP
2 25 (21.93%) Security Cleared
3 23 (20.18%) CCNA
4 18 (15.79%) CCIE
5 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 13 (11.40%) JNCIA
7 12 (10.53%) JNCIP
7 12 (10.53%) CCIP
8 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (6.14%) MCSE
10 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.39%) Degree
11 2 (1.75%) CCVP
11 2 (1.75%) MCP
11 2 (1.75%) CISSP
11 2 (1.75%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
1 6 (5.26%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.63%) Xen
4 2 (1.75%) NLBS
4 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) vCloud
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.88%) NFS
5 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.88%) Samba
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (24.56%) Puppet
2 24 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (11.40%) Ansible
4 11 (9.65%) Nagios
5 4 (3.51%) Zenoss
5 4 (3.51%) SCCM
5 4 (3.51%) SCOM
5 4 (3.51%) Control-M
5 4 (3.51%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.75%) WSUS
6 2 (1.75%) Ganglia
6 2 (1.75%) Salt
6 2 (1.75%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.75%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.75%) collectd
7 1 (0.88%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.88%) Opsview
7 1 (0.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 45 (39.47%) Cisco
2 26 (22.81%) Juniper
3 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.40%) BT
4 13 (11.40%) F5
5 11 (9.65%) Oracle
6 9 (7.89%) VMware
7 8 (7.02%) Splunk
8 7 (6.14%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.26%) Remedy
10 5 (4.39%) RightScale
10 5 (4.39%) Nortel
10 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.39%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.51%) HP
11 4 (3.51%) BMC
12 2 (1.75%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.75%) Brocade
12 2 (1.75%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.75%) Infoblox
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