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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
England / South East
Rank 235 250 256
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.065% 0.081% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.085% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Median daily rate £431 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £423 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £527 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +120.00%

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
7220 8209 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.64% 94.58% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 5022 4827
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 382 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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
Hampshire +5 3 £400 -2.43%
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 10 (52.63%) Cisco
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) DevOps
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) NetApp
4 5 (26.32%) Firewall
4 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (21.05%) Internet
5 4 (21.05%) CCNP
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) EMC
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
6 3 (15.79%) SCCM
6 3 (15.79%) SCOM
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (10.53%) F5

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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 4 (21.05%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) BGP
3 3 (15.79%) VoIP
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) MPLS
4 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) DSL
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) FTP
5 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) L2TP
5 1 (5.26%) RSVP
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) Telnet
5 1 (5.26%) VRRP
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.26%) Gradle
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) OSGi
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.26%) IPTV
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (5.26%) STB
2 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
2 1 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Debian
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) DevOps
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) SRDF
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
1 3 (15.79%) SCOM
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) NetApp
3 4 (21.05%) EMC
4 3 (15.79%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel
6 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) Splunk