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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 371 383 350
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 27 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.046% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.050% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 9
Average daily rate
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£290 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £535 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 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
City of London +17 8 £370 -1.33% 3
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (53.57%) Linux
2 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.93%) Finance
4 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (30.36%) Cisco
6 16 (28.57%) Puppet
7 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
7 15 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (25.00%) Java
8 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 14 (25.00%) DevOps
9 13 (23.21%) Ansible
9 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (23.21%) Multicast
9 13 (23.21%) F5
9 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
9 13 (23.21%) LAN
9 13 (23.21%) Juniper
9 13 (23.21%) BGP
9 13 (23.21%) Ruby
10 12 (21.43%) Incident Management
10 12 (21.43%) Change Management
10 12 (21.43%) Windows
10 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
11 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
11 11 (19.64%) UNIX
11 11 (19.64%) Wireless
11 11 (19.64%) Scrum
11 11 (19.64%) Ubuntu

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
3 3 (5.36%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (1.79%) Lync
5 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Multicast
1 13 (23.21%) LAN
1 13 (23.21%) BGP
2 11 (19.64%) Wireless
3 10 (17.86%) Firewall
3 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 9 (16.07%) MPLS
5 8 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 7 (12.50%) WAN
7 5 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (8.93%) WAAS
7 5 (8.93%) IGMP
7 5 (8.93%) Wireshark
7 5 (8.93%) HTTP
7 5 (8.93%) RIP
7 5 (8.93%) DWDM
7 5 (8.93%) OSPF
7 5 (8.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MySQL
2 7 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.36%) Redis
4 3 (5.36%) MariaDB
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (19.64%) Maven
4 4 (7.14%) JIRA
5 3 (5.36%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) XSD
4 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Open Source
2 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.57%) Interactive TV
2 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) Windows
3 11 (19.64%) UNIX
3 11 (19.64%) Ubuntu
4 10 (17.86%) CentOS
4 10 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.14%) Solaris
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (25.00%) DevOps
4 12 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 12 (21.43%) Change Management
5 11 (19.64%) Scrum
6 10 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 10 (17.86%) ITIL
6 10 (17.86%) Build Automation
7 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.93%) Network Management
9 5 (8.93%) Low Latency
9 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.93%) CRM
10 4 (7.14%) Business Continuity
10 4 (7.14%) Time Management
11 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) Java
2 13 (23.21%) Ruby
3 10 (17.86%) Perl
3 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.29%) Python
5 6 (10.71%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.36%) Golang
7 2 (3.57%) SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.86%) CCNP
5 8 (14.29%) CCNA
6 4 (7.14%) CCIE
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.57%) MCSE
7 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Xen
3 2 (3.57%) NLBS
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) Puppet
2 13 (23.21%) Ansible
2 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (12.50%) Nagios
4 4 (7.14%) Control-M
4 4 (7.14%) Zenoss
5 2 (3.57%) WSUS
5 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (3.57%) Salt
6 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.36%) Cisco
3 13 (23.21%) F5
3 13 (23.21%) Juniper
4 8 (14.29%) Oracle
5 7 (12.50%) Splunk
6 6 (10.71%) VMware
7 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
7 5 (8.93%) Remedy
7 5 (8.93%) Nortel
8 4 (7.14%) BMC
9 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.57%) CA
10 2 (3.57%) Apple
10 2 (3.57%) Rackspace
10 2 (3.57%) SevOne
11 1 (1.79%) New Relic
11 1 (1.79%) AppDynamics
11 1 (1.79%) Verint
11 1 (1.79%) Perforce