The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 379 383 381
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 32 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.099% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 11
Average daily rate
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£365 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.47 -
% change year-on-year
-32.24% -
Operations Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21502 21611 21671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.96% 92.91% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15015 14996 14673
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 391 462
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Engineer across the London region.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Operations Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer across the London region.

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
City of London -7 6 £325 +18.18% 3
Croydon - 1 £325 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 22 (41.51%) Windows
1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 20 (37.74%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Cisco
4 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
5 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (30.19%) Load Balancing
5 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (26.42%) DevOps
6 14 (26.42%) DNS
7 13 (24.53%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (24.53%) Mentoring
7 13 (24.53%) Puppet
7 13 (24.53%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (22.64%) HTTP
9 11 (20.75%) Games
9 11 (20.75%) Streaming Video
9 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
9 11 (20.75%) IIS
9 11 (20.75%) Barracuda Networks
9 11 (20.75%) iPhone
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (20.75%) iPad
10 10 (18.87%) Citrix
10 10 (18.87%) MPLS
10 10 (18.87%) BGP
11 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
11 8 (15.09%) CCNP
11 8 (15.09%) Incident Management

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (20.75%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.77%) Lync
3 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
2 14 (26.42%) DNS
3 12 (22.64%) HTTP
4 10 (18.87%) MPLS
4 10 (18.87%) BGP
5 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
5 8 (15.09%) Multicast
6 7 (13.21%) LAN
6 7 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (11.32%) Wireless
8 5 (9.43%) WAN
8 5 (9.43%) OSPF
9 4 (7.55%) DSL
9 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.55%) NetScaler
10 3 (5.66%) Junos
10 3 (5.66%) HSRP
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (5.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Subversion
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Games
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) Back Office
6 1 (1.89%) Publishing
6 1 (1.89%) French Language
6 1 (1.89%) German Language
6 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Streaming Video
1 11 (20.75%) iPhone
1 11 (20.75%) iPad
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) UNIX
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) CentOS
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (30.19%) Load Balancing
2 14 (26.42%) DevOps
3 13 (24.53%) Mentoring
4 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
5 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
5 8 (15.09%) Service Management
5 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
5 8 (15.09%) Server Building
6 7 (13.21%) Business Continuity
7 6 (11.32%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (9.43%) Network Management
8 5 (9.43%) Change Management
9 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.55%) Validation
9 4 (7.55%) Open Source
9 4 (7.55%) Change Control
9 4 (7.55%) Line Management
10 3 (5.66%) Project Management
10 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) Perl
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) CCNP
3 7 (13.21%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) CCIE
6 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) Xen
3 2 (3.77%) NLBS
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) Puppet
1 13 (24.53%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.55%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (7.55%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.77%) OpenView
4 2 (3.77%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.77%) WSUS
4 2 (3.77%) Salt
5 1 (1.89%) Ansible
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.89%) Netcool
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) VMware
2 19 (35.85%) Cisco
3 11 (20.75%) Barracuda Networks
4 10 (18.87%) Citrix
5 7 (13.21%) F5
6 6 (11.32%) Juniper
6 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.55%) CA
8 4 (7.55%) Websense
8 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.66%) HP
10 2 (3.77%) EMC
10 2 (3.77%) IBM
10 2 (3.77%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) Reuters
10 2 (3.77%) Bloomberg
10 2 (3.77%) Aruba
10 2 (3.77%) Splunk
10 2 (3.77%) SevOne