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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 400 398 402
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 25 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 8
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£373 £275 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.45% -40.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-54.11% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.12 -
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
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 £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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 -12 3 £325 +18.18%
Croydon - 2 £413 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 23 (41.07%) Firewall
3 22 (39.29%) VMware
4 20 (35.71%) Cisco
4 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 18 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (30.36%) Finance
6 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (26.79%) DevOps
7 15 (26.79%) DNS
8 14 (25.00%) Puppet
9 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
9 13 (23.21%) Problem Management
10 12 (21.43%) HTTP
11 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (19.64%) Barracuda Networks
11 11 (19.64%) iPhone
11 11 (19.64%) iPad
11 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
11 11 (19.64%) IIS
11 11 (19.64%) Citrix
11 11 (19.64%) Games
11 11 (19.64%) Streaming Video
12 10 (17.86%) Service Management
12 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
13 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.07%) MPLS
13 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (19.64%) IIS
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.57%) Lync
4 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) Firewall
2 15 (26.79%) DNS
3 12 (21.43%) HTTP
4 9 (16.07%) MPLS
5 7 (12.50%) LAN
5 7 (12.50%) WAN
5 7 (12.50%) BGP
6 6 (10.71%) DSL
6 6 (10.71%) OSPF
7 5 (8.93%) EIGRP
8 4 (7.14%) DHCP
8 4 (7.14%) SNMP
8 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.14%) BIG-IP
8 4 (7.14%) Wireless
8 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (7.14%) Multicast
9 3 (5.36%) Junos
9 3 (5.36%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
1 2 (3.57%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) Ant
2 1 (1.79%) Maven
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Games
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
5 1 (1.79%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
1 1 (1.79%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.79%) RESTful
1 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (1.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) iPhone
1 11 (19.64%) iPad
1 11 (19.64%) Streaming Video
2 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.79%) Wiki
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) UNIX
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
6 1 (1.79%) CentOS
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (26.79%) DevOps
3 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
3 13 (23.21%) Problem Management
4 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
5 10 (17.86%) Service Management
6 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity
7 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 8 (14.29%) Server Building
8 6 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (8.93%) Change Management
9 5 (8.93%) ITIL
9 5 (8.93%) BCP
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.14%) Validation
10 4 (7.14%) ITSM
10 4 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.14%) Open Source
10 4 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (5.36%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (1.79%) VCAP
6 1 (1.79%) VCP5
6 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.79%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.79%) CCDA
6 1 (1.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) NLBS
4 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) Xen
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (25.00%) Puppet
2 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 4 (7.14%) WSUS
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.57%) OpenView
5 2 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Salt
5 2 (3.57%) Ansible
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.79%) Netcool
6 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) VMware
2 20 (35.71%) Cisco
3 11 (19.64%) Citrix
3 11 (19.64%) Barracuda Networks
4 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.14%) CA
6 4 (7.14%) Websense
6 4 (7.14%) F5
7 3 (5.36%) Juniper
7 3 (5.36%) HP
8 2 (3.57%) EMC
8 2 (3.57%) IBM
8 2 (3.57%) Radware
8 2 (3.57%) Reuters
8 2 (3.57%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) NetScout
8 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.57%) Aruba