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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
England / South East
Rank 234 254 251
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 7 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.098% 0.036% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.038% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Median daily rate £456 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £45.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £45.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.50% +81.22%

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
6675 7841 8696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.32% 94.22% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3855 4600 4711
Median daily rate £401 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% +4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 408 427
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Oxfordshire - 3 £463 - 1
Berkshire +16 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 £431 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) DevOps
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) NetApp
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) SAN
5 4 (20.00%) EMC
5 4 (20.00%) CCNP
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) SCCM
6 3 (15.00%) SCOM
6 3 (15.00%) Web Services
6 3 (15.00%) Python
6 3 (15.00%) VoIP
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) Active Directory

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 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) BGP
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) FTP
4 2 (10.00%) HTTP
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.00%) DSL
5 1 (5.00%) Junos
5 1 (5.00%) L2TP
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) SSH
5 1 (5.00%) Telnet
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Debian
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) DevOps
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCIP
5 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Docker
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) SRDF
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.00%) BT
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) Mitel
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy