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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 516 544 519
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 60 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.044% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.047% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.60% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £328 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £378 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
- +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
England +12 52 £333 -11.33% 21
London +6 26 £290 -22.66% 9
North West -7 15 £408 +8.66% 1
Manchester +5 14 - - 1
South East -33 8 £275 -26.66% 4
City of London +20 6 £290 -22.66% 3
Berkshire +2 3 £325 - 2
Surrey 0 3 £205 -39.25%
South West - 2 £375 -
Scotland - 2 £374 - 1
Leeds -6 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -11 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -13 1 - - 2
Hampshire -21 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 58 (47.15%) Linux
2 53 (43.09%) Cisco
3 49 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (30.08%) UNIX
5 36 (29.27%) Windows
6 34 (27.64%) CCNP
6 34 (27.64%) BGP
7 33 (26.83%) Juniper
8 32 (26.02%) CCNA
9 28 (22.76%) MPLS
10 27 (21.95%) OSPF
10 27 (21.95%) Puppet
11 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
11 26 (21.14%) Telecoms
12 25 (20.33%) Finance
12 25 (20.33%) Firewall
13 24 (19.51%) CCIE
14 23 (18.70%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (18.70%) TCP/IP
14 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
15 22 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (17.89%) Java
15 22 (17.89%) DevOps
16 20 (16.26%) Ethernet
16 20 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (15.45%) JNCIA
17 19 (15.45%) VPN
17 19 (15.45%) Junos
17 19 (15.45%) HSRP
17 19 (15.45%) Jenkins

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (10.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.07%) Node.js
4 4 (3.25%) IIS
4 4 (3.25%) Apache
5 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.63%) nginx
6 2 (1.63%) Lync
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.13%) PaaS
2 9 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.50%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.69%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.69%) Route 53
5 5 (4.07%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.64%) BGP
2 28 (22.76%) MPLS
3 27 (21.95%) OSPF
4 25 (20.33%) Firewall
5 23 (18.70%) TCP/IP
6 20 (16.26%) Ethernet
7 19 (15.45%) VPN
7 19 (15.45%) Junos
7 19 (15.45%) HSRP
8 18 (14.63%) Broadband
8 18 (14.63%) IPv4
9 17 (13.82%) IPv6
9 17 (13.82%) L2TP
9 17 (13.82%) RSVP
9 17 (13.82%) BT 21CN
9 17 (13.82%) VRRP
9 17 (13.82%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (13.01%) Multicast
11 15 (12.20%) LAN
11 15 (12.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) MySQL
1 10 (8.13%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.88%) Redis
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.44%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (15.45%) Jenkins
2 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.76%) Maven
4 3 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) JIRA
5 1 (0.81%) Hudson
5 1 (0.81%) Gradle
5 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
General
1 26 (21.14%) Telecoms
2 25 (20.33%) Finance
3 10 (8.13%) Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Military
5 4 (3.25%) Back Office
6 2 (1.63%) Games
6 2 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) Web Services
2 6 (4.88%) Middleware
3 4 (3.25%) SailPoint
3 4 (3.25%) JSP
4 3 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.63%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) XML
6 1 (0.81%) XSL
6 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.13%) Open Source
3 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.63%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.63%) iPad
4 2 (1.63%) iPhone
4 2 (1.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.81%) RIA
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.15%) Linux
2 37 (30.08%) UNIX
3 36 (29.27%) Windows
4 17 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (12.20%) CentOS
6 12 (9.76%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.13%) Solaris
7 10 (8.13%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
1 22 (17.89%) DevOps
2 20 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 18 (14.63%) ITIL
3 18 (14.63%) Configuration Management
3 18 (14.63%) Change Management
4 17 (13.82%) Incident Management
5 11 (8.94%) Scrum
6 10 (8.13%) Automated Testing
6 10 (8.13%) Build Automation
7 7 (5.69%) Low Latency
7 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.88%) Network Management
8 6 (4.88%) Validation
8 6 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.88%) Service Management
8 6 (4.88%) CRM
9 4 (3.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.25%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.89%) Java
2 16 (13.01%) Ruby
3 14 (11.38%) Bash Shell
4 12 (9.76%) SQL
5 11 (8.94%) Python
6 9 (7.32%) Perl
7 7 (5.69%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.25%) PHP
9 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.44%) Golang
10 2 (1.63%) C++
10 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.81%) VBScript
11 1 (0.81%) Scala
11 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (27.64%) CCNP
3 32 (26.02%) CCNA
4 24 (19.51%) CCIE
5 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
6 19 (15.45%) JNCIA
7 17 (13.82%) JNCIP
7 17 (13.82%) CCIP
8 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
9 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (7.32%) MCSE
11 6 (4.88%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.88%) Degree
12 4 (3.25%) VCP4
13 3 (2.44%) MCP
14 2 (1.63%) CISSP
14 2 (1.63%) CCVP
14 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.81%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) JSP 440
2 6 (4.88%) QA
3 4 (3.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.44%) Xen
3 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Samba
4 1 (0.81%) NLBS
4 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) Puppet
2 23 (18.70%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (10.57%) Ansible
4 5 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (4.07%) Nagios
4 5 (4.07%) SCCM
5 4 (3.25%) SCOM
5 4 (3.25%) Control-M
5 4 (3.25%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (2.44%) Salt
7 2 (1.63%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.81%) MOM
8 1 (0.81%) Netcool
8 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.81%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 53 (43.09%) Cisco
2 33 (26.83%) Juniper
3 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.63%) BT
5 15 (12.20%) F5
6 8 (6.50%) Splunk
6 8 (6.50%) Oracle
7 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.88%) VMware
8 6 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.07%) Sun
9 5 (4.07%) Nortel
9 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.07%) RightScale
10 4 (3.25%) Citrix
10 4 (3.25%) BMC
10 4 (3.25%) HP
10 4 (3.25%) TIBCO
11 3 (2.44%) CA
11 3 (2.44%) SevOne
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