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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 387 390 373
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 30 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.75 -
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
21620 23101 21047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.28% 93.19% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15578 15961 14010
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £263
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 433 386 534
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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
City of London +21 5 £425 -15.00% 3
Westminster - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 28 (47.46%) Linux
2 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
3 20 (33.90%) Windows
4 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
5 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared
6 15 (25.42%) Puppet
6 15 (25.42%) Cisco
7 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
7 14 (23.73%) Java
7 14 (23.73%) ITIL
8 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
8 13 (22.03%) DevOps
9 12 (20.34%) Ansible
9 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
9 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (20.34%) Change Management
9 12 (20.34%) DNS
10 11 (18.64%) Finance
10 11 (18.64%) Scrum
10 11 (18.64%) Maven
10 11 (18.64%) Ruby
10 11 (18.64%) Ubuntu
10 11 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (16.95%) Build Automation
11 10 (16.95%) Automated Testing
11 10 (16.95%) CentOS
11 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (16.95%) PaaS

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.69%) Lync
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.69%) WordPress
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) PaaS
2 1 (1.69%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) DNS
2 8 (13.56%) LAN
2 8 (13.56%) DHCP
2 8 (13.56%) SAN
3 7 (11.86%) WAN
3 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.86%) BIG-IP
3 7 (11.86%) Wireless
4 5 (8.47%) Multicast
4 5 (8.47%) Wireshark
4 5 (8.47%) WAAS
4 5 (8.47%) Network Security
4 5 (8.47%) DWDM
4 5 (8.47%) RIP
4 5 (8.47%) IGMP
4 5 (8.47%) OSPF
4 5 (8.47%) BGP
4 5 (8.47%) BOOTP
5 4 (6.78%) Connectrix
6 3 (5.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.39%) Redis
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
2 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
3 11 (18.64%) Maven
4 4 (6.78%) JIRA
5 2 (3.39%) Subversion
6 1 (1.69%) Hudson
6 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) German Language
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Law
5 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) XML
2 2 (3.39%) XSD
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Interactive TV
2 2 (3.39%) Open Source
3 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) CCTV
3 1 (1.69%) PMI
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Linux
2 20 (33.90%) Windows
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.64%) Ubuntu
5 10 (16.95%) CentOS
5 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (16.95%) UNIX
6 8 (13.56%) Solaris
6 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) DevOps
3 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (20.34%) Change Management
4 11 (18.64%) Scrum
5 10 (16.95%) Build Automation
5 10 (16.95%) Automated Testing
6 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
7 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
8 5 (8.47%) Low Latency
8 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
9 4 (6.78%) Time Management
9 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.08%) Service Management
10 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Java
2 11 (18.64%) Ruby
3 10 (16.95%) Bash Shell
3 10 (16.95%) Perl
4 6 (10.17%) PHP
5 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.47%) SQL
6 2 (3.39%) Golang
7 1 (1.69%) Scala
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
7 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.78%) CCIE
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
6 2 (3.39%) EXIN
6 2 (3.39%) MCSE
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.69%) PMP
7 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Xen
3 2 (3.39%) NLBS
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) vCloud
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Varnish
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) Puppet
2 12 (20.34%) Ansible
3 11 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (10.17%) Nagios
5 4 (6.78%) Zenoss
6 3 (5.08%) Control-M
7 2 (3.39%) WSUS
7 2 (3.39%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco
3 9 (15.25%) VMware
4 8 (13.56%) Oracle
5 6 (10.17%) Juniper
5 6 (10.17%) F5
6 5 (8.47%) Infoblox
6 5 (8.47%) Nortel
6 5 (8.47%) Remedy
7 4 (6.78%) Brocade
7 4 (6.78%) EMC
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix
8 3 (5.08%) BMC
8 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.39%) CA
9 2 (3.39%) Apple
9 2 (3.39%) Splunk
9 2 (3.39%) SevOne
10 1 (1.69%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
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