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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 372 393 366
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 21 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.094% 0.034% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.037% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£305 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £268
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +40.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.24 -
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
20605 21672 19774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.64% 92.94% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14256 14887 13479
Average daily rate £448 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 370 408 406
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 April 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 April 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 +24 6 £295 -18.62% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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%) Linux
2 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 19 (35.85%) Puppet
4 18 (33.96%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (33.96%) Firewall
5 17 (32.08%) Cisco
5 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (30.19%) DevOps
7 15 (28.30%) Change Management
8 14 (26.42%) Load Balancing
8 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (26.42%) Windows
8 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
9 13 (24.53%) CCNP
9 13 (24.53%) Ruby
9 13 (24.53%) Incident Management
10 12 (22.64%) BGP
10 12 (22.64%) F5
10 12 (22.64%) Multicast
11 11 (20.75%) Ansible
11 11 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
11 11 (20.75%) CCNA
11 11 (20.75%) Juniper
11 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
11 11 (20.75%) Java
11 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
12 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (9.43%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) PaaS
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) Firewall
2 12 (22.64%) BGP
2 12 (22.64%) Multicast
3 11 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (18.87%) HTTP
4 10 (18.87%) EIGRP
4 10 (18.87%) MPLS
5 8 (15.09%) LAN
6 7 (13.21%) Wireless
6 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.32%) DNS
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.43%) SSL
9 4 (7.55%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (5.66%) H.323
10 3 (5.66%) OSPF
10 3 (5.66%) MGCP
10 3 (5.66%) WAN
10 3 (5.66%) SNMP
10 3 (5.66%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) MongoDB
1 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.43%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Redis
4 1 (1.89%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
3 10 (18.87%) Maven
4 3 (5.66%) Subversion
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Investment Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Games
5 3 (5.66%) Back Office
5 3 (5.66%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Streaming Video
1 5 (9.43%) iPhone
1 5 (9.43%) iPad
2 4 (7.55%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Linux
2 14 (26.42%) Windows
3 10 (18.87%) Ubuntu
3 10 (18.87%) CentOS
3 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.32%) UNIX
5 5 (9.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (30.19%) DevOps
2 15 (28.30%) Change Management
3 14 (26.42%) Load Balancing
3 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (24.53%) Incident Management
5 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
5 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
5 10 (18.87%) Build Automation
6 8 (15.09%) Network Management
7 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) CRM
9 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.66%) ITIL
10 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (3.77%) Line Management
11 2 (3.77%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) Ruby
2 11 (20.75%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
4 8 (15.09%) Python
5 5 (9.43%) Perl
6 3 (5.66%) SQL
7 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) Golang
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) CCNP
3 11 (20.75%) CCNA
3 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Xen
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) Puppet
2 18 (33.96%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (20.75%) Ansible
4 4 (7.55%) Control-M
5 3 (5.66%) Salt
6 2 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.89%) Netcool
7 1 (1.89%) Nagios
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.64%) F5
4 11 (20.75%) Juniper
5 5 (9.43%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle
5 5 (9.43%) Splunk
5 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.55%) BMC
7 3 (5.66%) Citrix
7 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.77%) SevOne
8 2 (3.77%) Ciena
8 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.77%) Reuters
8 2 (3.77%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.77%) CA
8 2 (3.77%) Apple
8 2 (3.77%) NetScout
8 2 (3.77%) VMware
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