The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Operations Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 252 259 241
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 10 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 2
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £309 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £362
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8225 9311 8784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.03% 94.88% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 5589 4859
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 436 426
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Operations Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -2 6 £413 +6.45% 1
Hampshire +6 3 £438 +45.22%
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Operations Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) DevOps
3 9 (33.33%) Puppet
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
4 8 (29.63%) VMware
5 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) Ruby
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (22.22%) Python
6 6 (22.22%) Unix
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Vagrant
7 5 (18.52%) Mac OS X
7 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
7 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) Perl
8 4 (14.81%) CCNP

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (3.70%) CloudStack
4 1 (3.70%) Jetty
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) 3G
2 3 (11.11%) 4G
2 3 (11.11%) BGP
2 3 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (11.11%) INAP
2 3 (11.11%) IPv6
2 3 (11.11%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) LTE
2 3 (11.11%) MGW
2 3 (11.11%) MPLS
2 3 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (11.11%) SSL
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (18.52%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (11.11%) Front Office
2 3 (11.11%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) SPML
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) Kafka
4 1 (3.70%) Servlets
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) VCE vBlock
3 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) Mac OS X
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) CentOS
7 1 (3.70%) VMS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) DevOps
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) High Availability
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.70%) Build Automation
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.70%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.70%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) Python
2 6 (22.22%) Ruby
2 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCNA
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) HNC
3 3 (11.11%) HND
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.41%) JNCIA
4 2 (7.41%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.70%) RHCT
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.11%) vSphere
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) Docker
3 1 (3.70%) Dovecot
3 1 (3.70%) OpenSSH
3 1 (3.70%) Postfix
3 1 (3.70%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Icinga
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Dell
3 3 (11.11%) Nokia
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) BT
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Ciena
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Isilon
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Tellabs
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