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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 249 235 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.054% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.059% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.47 -
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
8589 8433 7582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.87% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4862 4653 3861
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 443 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Hampshire +1 3 £345 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Surrey +14 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £190 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (18.75%) SCOM
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) CMDB
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SCCM
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (12.50%) Office 365
5 2 (12.50%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Lync
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) MGCP
3 2 (12.50%) RTP
3 2 (12.50%) QSIG
3 2 (12.50%) H.323
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (12.50%) WLAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) OSPF
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) SNMP
4 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Service Management
1 3 (18.75%) ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Content Management
2 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CCVP
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) MCSA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 2 (12.50%) BMC
4 2 (12.50%) CA
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba