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 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 243 263 248
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 12 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.081% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.085% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 1
Median daily rate £413 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -18.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £463 £369
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +25.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +11.94%
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
7858 9402 8618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.73% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5659 4754
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 2016.

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 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +13 9 £413 +6.45%
Oxfordshire - 2 £250 - 1
Hampshire +14 1 £450 - 2
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 15 (50.00%) Windows
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 13 (43.33%) VMware
2 13 (43.33%) DevOps
3 9 (30.00%) Puppet
3 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (26.67%) Firewall
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (20.00%) Unix
6 6 (20.00%) Python
6 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.00%) Ruby
7 5 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
7 5 (16.67%) Mac OS X
7 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.67%) Vagrant
8 4 (13.33%) High Availability

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 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.33%) CloudStack
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Jetty
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) SSL
3 3 (10.00%) 3G
3 3 (10.00%) 4G
3 3 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (10.00%) INAP
3 3 (10.00%) IPv6
3 3 (10.00%) LDAP
3 3 (10.00%) LTE
3 3 (10.00%) MGW
3 3 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) FTP
4 2 (6.67%) HTTP
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Front Office
2 3 (10.00%) Local Government
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) SPML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
4 1 (3.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) VCE vBlock
3 3 (10.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Replication
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Unix
4 5 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
7 1 (3.33%) Debian
7 1 (3.33%) SUSE
7 1 (3.33%) VMS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) DevOps
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (13.33%) High Availability
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Ruby
2 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (13.33%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
2 3 (10.00%) HNC
2 3 (10.00%) HND
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (3.33%) RHCT
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (3.33%) Dovecot
5 1 (3.33%) OpenSSH
5 1 (3.33%) Postfix
5 1 (3.33%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Icinga
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) VMware
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) NetApp
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Nokia
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) BT
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Ciena
6 1 (3.33%) Isilon
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) Tellabs