The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 558 537 564
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 48 55 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.10% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £393 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +30.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £24.12 £21.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% -37.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.89% -3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Operations Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Operations Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK.

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England -11 45 £344 -12.48% 31
London +8 26 £285 -28.75% 16
South East -2 8 - - 3
Yorkshire +3 5 £362 -0.13% 2
City of London +20 4 - - 5
Berkshire +9 3 - -
East Midlands +4 3 £425 +129.72%
North East - 2 £325 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £325 - 4
Leeds +2 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
Essex -10 1 - -
East of England -40 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
South West - - - - 4
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (42.22%) Windows
2 28 (31.11%) Linux
2 28 (31.11%) Security Cleared
3 24 (26.67%) ITIL
4 23 (25.56%) SAN
4 23 (25.56%) SC Cleared
5 21 (23.33%) Performance Management
6 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
6 19 (21.11%) EMC
7 17 (18.89%) Cisco
7 17 (18.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 17 (18.89%) Connectrix
7 17 (18.89%) Brocade
8 16 (17.78%) DNS
9 15 (16.67%) VMware
10 14 (15.56%) Perl
11 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
11 13 (14.44%) Active Directory
11 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (14.44%) PowerShell
12 12 (13.33%) Puppet
12 12 (13.33%) Finance
13 11 (12.22%) PHP
13 11 (12.22%) Apache
13 11 (12.22%) DHCP
13 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
13 11 (12.22%) Release Management
14 10 (11.11%) Banking
14 10 (11.11%) Java

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (12.22%) Apache
2 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.56%) CMS
6 4 (4.44%) IIS
7 3 (3.33%) Lync
7 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.22%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.22%) Confluence
9 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.11%) uWSGI
9 1 (1.11%) WordPress
9 1 (1.11%) nginx
9 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Office
1 7 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
1 1 (1.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.56%) SAN
2 17 (18.89%) Connectrix
3 16 (17.78%) DNS
4 11 (12.22%) DHCP
5 8 (8.89%) Network Security
6 7 (7.78%) BOOTP
6 7 (7.78%) Internet
7 5 (5.56%) Firewall
8 4 (4.44%) LAN
9 3 (3.33%) LDAP
9 3 (3.33%) VoIP
9 3 (3.33%) WAN
9 3 (3.33%) Kerberos
9 3 (3.33%) SNMP
10 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.22%) VPN
10 2 (2.22%) MPLS
10 2 (2.22%) FTP
10 2 (2.22%) Wireless
10 2 (2.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Subversion
1 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.44%) JIRA
4 3 (3.33%) Hudson
4 3 (3.33%) Maven
5 2 (2.22%) JUnit
5 2 (2.22%) Gradle
6 1 (1.11%) Ant
6 1 (1.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.67%) German Language
5 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.44%) Law
6 2 (2.22%) Marketing
7 1 (1.11%) Back Office
7 1 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) HTML
1 4 (4.44%) LAMP
2 2 (2.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) XSD
2 2 (2.22%) Sensu
3 1 (1.11%) ODBC
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.11%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.11%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.44%) Open Source
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.22%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.11%) CCTV
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Wiki
4 1 (1.11%) PMI
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.11%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Windows
2 28 (31.11%) Linux
3 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.00%) Solaris
7 8 (8.89%) UNIX
8 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.22%) AIX
10 2 (2.22%) HPUX
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) ITIL
2 21 (23.33%) Performance Management
3 11 (12.22%) Release Management
4 10 (11.11%) DevOps
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.56%) Change Management
7 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.44%) Migration
8 4 (4.44%) Change Control
8 4 (4.44%) Scrum
8 4 (4.44%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) Perl
2 13 (14.44%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.22%) PHP
4 10 (11.11%) Java
5 9 (10.00%) Python
6 8 (8.89%) SQL
7 6 (6.67%) C
8 5 (5.56%) VBScript
9 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.44%) Ruby
10 2 (2.22%) C++
11 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.33%) CISSP
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.22%) EXIN
5 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.22%) MCSE
6 1 (1.11%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) CCIE
6 1 (1.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.11%) CCEA
6 1 (1.11%) PMP
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) MCP
6 1 (1.11%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (18.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 13 (14.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.33%) XenServer
6 2 (2.22%) NLBS
7 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.11%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.11%) Varnish
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.11%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Puppet
2 7 (7.78%) Nagios
3 6 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.44%) Zenoss
5 2 (2.22%) Ganglia
5 2 (2.22%) WSUS
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.22%) collectd
6 1 (1.11%) Ansible
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.11%) Check_MK
6 1 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.11%) SCCM
6 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
1 19 (21.11%) EMC
2 17 (18.89%) Cisco
2 17 (18.89%) Brocade
3 15 (16.67%) VMware
4 10 (11.11%) Oracle
5 8 (8.89%) Citrix
6 7 (7.78%) Infoblox
7 6 (6.67%) Remedy
7 6 (6.67%) HP
8 5 (5.56%) Cognos
9 4 (4.44%) IBM
9 4 (4.44%) Symantec
9 4 (4.44%) IronPort
10 3 (3.33%) F5
10 3 (3.33%) NetApp
10 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.22%) JBoss
11 2 (2.22%) Qualys
12 1 (1.11%) Tandberg
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