The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 231 228 231
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 11 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.012% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.013% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£300 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 - £22.50
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8253 7745 8944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 92.81% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3985 4072
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 570 660
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Operations Engineer
England

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
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 11 July 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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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
Hampshire -7 6 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £300 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) Brocade
2 10 (41.67%) Connectrix
2 10 (41.67%) Performance Management
2 10 (41.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 10 (41.67%) EMC
2 10 (41.67%) SAN
3 5 (20.83%) UNIX
4 4 (16.67%) NetApp
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) AS400
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) SCOM
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) NAS
6 2 (8.33%) XenServer
6 2 (8.33%) Puppet
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.33%) NFS
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) uWSGI
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
1 10 (41.67%) Connectrix
2 2 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) ODBC
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) Regular Expression
1 1 (4.17%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) AS400
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Performance Management
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PHP
1 2 (8.33%) Python
1 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (8.33%) XenServer
2 2 (8.33%) NFS
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) EMC
1 10 (41.67%) Brocade
2 4 (16.67%) NetApp
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
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