The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Operations Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 489 533 476
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -57
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 119 95 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 77 85
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +158.82%
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 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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +61 116 £400 -6.97% 26
London +30 48 £488 +12.06% 12
North East +11 30 £350 -31.03% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 29 £350 -30.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +15 29 £350 -30.00% 1
North West +32 13 £356 -34.02% 1
East of England +10 11 £365 -8.75% 1
Norfolk +10 7 £350 +2.94%
South East +19 5 £431 -20.13% 3
Lancashire - 5 £350 -
Blackpool - 5 £350 -
City of London -9 4 £575 +35.29% 3
Cheshire +25 3 £410 -24.07%
West Midlands +11 3 £401 +33.50% 2
Hampshire +10 3 £400 -
South West +8 3 £488 +34.48% 4
Manchester - 3 £269 - 1
Scotland +24 2 £388 +0.64%
Cambridgeshire +6 2 - - 1
East Midlands +4 2 £293 +11.42%
Wiltshire +3 2 £410 +18.84%
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £525 -
Telford - 2 £425 -
Essex - 2 £525 -
Shropshire - 2 £425 -
Wales +9 1 £425 -
Croydon +6 1 £325 -23.52%

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 140 (51.28%) DevOps
2 108 (39.56%) ITIL
3 106 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (36.63%) Linux
5 68 (24.91%) Windows
5 68 (24.91%) Change Management
6 59 (21.61%) Service Management
7 56 (20.51%) Open Source
8 55 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
9 54 (19.78%) ITSM
10 52 (19.05%) Puppet
11 50 (18.32%) PaaS
12 48 (17.58%) Security Cleared
13 47 (17.22%) Python
14 46 (16.85%) Java
15 45 (16.48%) Unix
15 45 (16.48%) Data Management
16 44 (16.12%) Problem Management
17 43 (15.75%) Jenkins
17 43 (15.75%) Microsoft
18 42 (15.38%) VMware
18 42 (15.38%) IaaS
19 41 (15.02%) Opscode Chef
19 41 (15.02%) Cisco
20 39 (14.29%) SaaS
21 38 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
22 37 (13.55%) SLA
22 37 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (13.19%) PRINCE2
23 36 (13.19%) Finance

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 25 (9.16%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.59%) Apache
2 18 (6.59%) IIS
3 15 (5.49%) Confluence
4 13 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (3.66%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (3.66%) nginx
6 10 (3.66%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.93%) JBoss
8 7 (2.56%) Tuxedo
9 5 (1.83%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.47%) Anypoint
10 4 (1.47%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.73%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.37%) Mongrel
Applications
1 29 (10.62%) MS Excel
2 25 (9.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 55 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (18.32%) PaaS
3 42 (15.38%) IaaS
4 39 (14.29%) SaaS
5 38 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (6.23%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (3.30%) GitHub
10 8 (2.93%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (1.10%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.73%) Office 365
14 2 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.52%) DNS
2 24 (8.79%) Firewall
3 21 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 20 (7.33%) HTTP
5 13 (4.76%) SSL
6 11 (4.03%) DHCP
7 10 (3.66%) Internet
7 10 (3.66%) VPN
8 6 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.20%) IPsec
9 5 (1.83%) BGP
9 5 (1.83%) LAN
9 5 (1.83%) SAN
9 5 (1.83%) VoIP
10 4 (1.47%) WAN
11 3 (1.10%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.10%) ICMP
11 3 (1.10%) LDAP
11 3 (1.10%) MPLS
11 3 (1.10%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
1 14 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (4.03%) Big Data
3 9 (3.30%) MySQL
3 9 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.93%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.93%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.93%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.56%) Redis
5 7 (2.56%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.47%) DB2
7 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.10%) Impala
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.73%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 43 (15.75%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.96%) JIRA
3 16 (5.86%) Maven
4 9 (3.30%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.30%) Selenium
5 7 (2.56%) JMeter
6 6 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (2.20%) Subversion
7 5 (1.83%) Gradle
8 4 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.10%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.10%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.73%) Ant
10 2 (0.73%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.73%) GitLab
10 2 (0.73%) JUnit
10 2 (0.73%) Spock
General
1 36 (13.19%) Finance
2 9 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.20%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.20%) Legal
4 3 (1.10%) Banking
4 3 (1.10%) Electronics
4 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (0.73%) Games
5 2 (0.73%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) French Language
6 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.13%) Spring
2 13 (4.76%) Node.js
3 12 (4.40%) Web Services
4 11 (4.03%) .NET
5 7 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.56%) LAMP
5 7 (2.56%) Middleware
6 6 (2.20%) boto
6 6 (2.20%) Django
7 5 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (1.83%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (1.83%) Spring Boot
7 5 (1.83%) Spring Cloud
8 4 (1.47%) CSS
8 4 (1.47%) J2EE
8 4 (1.47%) JSON
8 4 (1.47%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.10%) HTML
9 3 (1.10%) REST
9 3 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.13%) Tandem
3 13 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.56%) Clustering
5 7 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.83%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.83%) User Experience
7 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.37%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.37%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.37%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 100 (36.63%) Linux
2 68 (24.91%) Windows
3 45 (16.48%) Unix
4 26 (9.52%) AIX
5 21 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 21 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 21 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 19 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 15 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (5.13%) VME
9 8 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.83%) CoreOS
11 4 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.10%) HPUX
12 3 (1.10%) MVS
12 3 (1.10%) Solaris
13 2 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (51.28%) DevOps
2 108 (39.56%) ITIL
3 106 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (24.91%) Change Management
5 59 (21.61%) Service Management
6 56 (20.51%) Open Source
7 54 (19.78%) ITSM
8 45 (16.48%) Data Management
9 44 (16.12%) Problem Management
10 36 (13.19%) PRINCE2
11 35 (12.82%) Configuration Management
12 32 (11.72%) Service Delivery
13 29 (10.62%) Release Management
14 28 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
16 20 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (7.33%) High Availability
16 20 (7.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 18 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (5.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.22%) Python
2 46 (16.85%) Java
3 31 (11.36%) SQL
4 22 (8.06%) Ruby
5 13 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.76%) Perl
6 8 (2.93%) C
6 8 (2.93%) COBOL
6 8 (2.93%) PHP
6 8 (2.93%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.20%) C#
7 6 (2.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.83%) Go
8 5 (1.83%) Scala
8 5 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.73%) Groovy
10 1 (0.37%) Korn
10 1 (0.37%) Uniface
10 1 (0.37%) VB
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (4.76%) CCNA
6 11 (4.03%) Degree
7 9 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.93%) CCNP
9 7 (2.56%) MCP
10 6 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.20%) MCSA
10 6 (2.20%) MCSE
10 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.47%) HNC
12 3 (1.10%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.10%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.10%) CCIE
13 2 (0.73%) GCIH
13 2 (0.73%) GIAC
14 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.55%) SLA
2 12 (4.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.10%) QA
4 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.62%) Docker
3 17 (6.23%) Active Directory
4 13 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 12 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.56%) Firmware
7 5 (1.83%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (1.83%) GFS2
7 5 (1.83%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.83%) OCFS2
7 5 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 2 (0.73%) Xen
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.37%) Gluster
9 1 (0.37%) HDFS
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.37%) SRDF
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (19.05%) Puppet
2 41 (15.02%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (12.09%) Ansible
4 14 (5.13%) Terraform
5 8 (2.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (2.56%) Nagios
7 6 (2.20%) Kibana
7 6 (2.20%) logstash
7 6 (2.20%) SCCM
7 6 (2.20%) SELinux
8 5 (1.83%) CFEngine
8 5 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.83%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.83%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.83%) Salt
9 3 (1.10%) SCOM
9 3 (1.10%) WSUS
10 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.38%) VMware
3 41 (15.02%) Cisco
4 34 (12.45%) Oracle
5 20 (7.33%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.13%) Avaya
7 12 (4.40%) EMC
7 12 (4.40%) Splunk
8 11 (4.03%) Epicor
9 10 (3.66%) SAP
10 9 (3.30%) Informatica
11 7 (2.56%) NetApp
12 6 (2.20%) AppDynamics
12 6 (2.20%) F5
12 6 (2.20%) ICL
12 6 (2.20%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.83%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.83%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.83%) New Relic
13 5 (1.83%) ServiceNow
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