The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 230 227 218
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.096% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.11% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£275 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 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
8534 7613 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.48% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4596 3962 3299
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 449 609
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the South East 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
Berkshire +5 3 £275 - 1
Surrey -4 3 £205 -54.44%
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 5
Kent - - - -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM
3 3 (23.08%) SCOM
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) WLAN
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) CCVP
4 2 (15.38%) MGCP
4 2 (15.38%) RTP
4 2 (15.38%) QSIG
4 2 (15.38%) H.323
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (7.69%) Lync
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) WLAN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) MGCP
3 2 (15.38%) RTP
3 2 (15.38%) QSIG
3 2 (15.38%) H.323
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITSM
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCP
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) CCVP
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Check_MK
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Aruba
4 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
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