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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 532 550 538
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 121 90 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 54 47
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.47

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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 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
England +3 115 £425 - 18
London +12 57 £425 -12.82% 5
South West +7 14 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +4 14 £425 +6.25% 4
Bristol +12 12 £350 -12.50%
South East -14 12 £310 -43.63% 4
West Yorkshire +5 11 £438 +75.00% 4
City of London +29 9 £458 +35.55% 2
East of England +11 8 £325 -23.52% 1
Leeds -6 6 £488 +95.00% 2
North West -10 6 £518 +59.23% 2
Norfolk - 6 £325 -
Scotland -15 5 - -
Surrey -5 4 £250 -54.54% 1
Berkshire +3 3 £250 -33.33%
Hampshire +2 3 £455 +21.33% 1
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £300 -
Cheshire - 3 £545 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 3 £300 - 1
Oxfordshire +12 2 £310 - 1
Manchester -15 2 £483 - 2
Warrington - 2 £550 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £475 - 1
Guildford - 2 £540 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - -
Gloucestershire +7 1 £600 -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 132 (59.19%) Linux
2 128 (57.40%) DevOps
3 90 (40.36%) Configuration Management
4 89 (39.91%) Puppet
5 79 (35.43%) Git (software)
6 78 (34.98%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (33.18%) Ruby
8 71 (31.84%) Jenkins
9 67 (30.04%) Java
10 65 (29.15%) VMware
11 58 (26.01%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (23.77%) Bash Shell
13 49 (21.97%) Ansible
14 48 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
15 46 (20.63%) Ubuntu
15 46 (20.63%) Windows
16 45 (20.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 42 (18.83%) CentOS
17 42 (18.83%) Maven
18 37 (16.59%) Scrum
19 36 (16.14%) ITIL
19 36 (16.14%) Security Cleared
20 35 (15.70%) Docker
21 34 (15.25%) Build Automation
21 34 (15.25%) Python
22 32 (14.35%) SQL
23 31 (13.90%) Finance
23 31 (13.90%) Unix
23 31 (13.90%) Cisco

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 22 (9.87%) Tomcat
2 20 (8.97%) Apache
3 17 (7.62%) Confluence
3 17 (7.62%) nginx
4 16 (7.17%) OpenStack
5 15 (6.73%) IIS
6 10 (4.48%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.04%) Node.js
8 7 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (3.14%) Jetty
9 6 (2.69%) JBoss
9 6 (2.69%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (2.24%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.90%) FileNet
12 2 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.90%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 9 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 48 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.48%) GitHub
4 7 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.24%) IaaS
6 4 (1.79%) PaaS
6 4 (1.79%) SaaS
7 3 (1.35%) Office 365
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.90%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.00%) TCP/IP
2 28 (12.56%) HTTP
3 23 (10.31%) DNS
4 20 (8.97%) Firewall
5 17 (7.62%) SSL
6 13 (5.83%) SAN
6 13 (5.83%) VPN
7 10 (4.48%) DHCP
8 9 (4.04%) LAN
8 9 (4.04%) WAN
9 7 (3.14%) BGP
9 7 (3.14%) Wireless
10 6 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.69%) MPLS
11 5 (2.24%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (2.24%) FTP
11 5 (2.24%) LDAP
11 5 (2.24%) OSPF
12 4 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.11%) MongoDB
2 22 (9.87%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (8.97%) MySQL
4 16 (7.17%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) Informix
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.45%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (35.43%) Git (software)
2 71 (31.84%) Jenkins
3 42 (18.83%) Maven
4 17 (7.62%) JIRA
4 17 (7.62%) SonarQube
5 16 (7.17%) Appium
5 16 (7.17%) Mocha
5 16 (7.17%) Selenium
6 10 (4.48%) GitLab
7 7 (3.14%) Artifactory
7 7 (3.14%) Travis CI
8 6 (2.69%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.79%) Hudson
9 4 (1.79%) Subversion
9 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.35%) Ant
11 2 (0.90%) Gradle
11 2 (0.90%) Introscope
11 2 (0.90%) Log4j
11 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (13.90%) Finance
2 14 (6.28%) Banking
3 10 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.69%) Retail
5 5 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.79%) Publishing
7 3 (1.35%) Advertising
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
8 2 (0.90%) Front Office
8 2 (0.90%) Games
8 2 (0.90%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.07%) MCollective
2 17 (7.62%) Web Services
3 12 (5.38%) .NET
4 8 (3.59%) J2EE
5 7 (3.14%) Middleware
6 5 (2.24%) HTML
6 5 (2.24%) Sensu
7 4 (1.79%) Servlets
8 2 (0.90%) CSS
8 2 (0.90%) CSS3
8 2 (0.90%) LAMP
8 2 (0.90%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.90%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.90%) PhoneGap
8 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.90%) SOAP
8 2 (0.90%) SPML
8 2 (0.90%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.45%) JAX-RS
9 1 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.93%) Clustering
3 7 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.24%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.24%) NHS
5 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (1.79%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.35%) CMDB
6 3 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (0.90%) CESG
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.90%) iPhone
7 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (59.19%) Linux
2 46 (20.63%) Ubuntu
2 46 (20.63%) Windows
3 45 (20.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (18.83%) CentOS
5 31 (13.90%) Unix
6 25 (11.21%) Windows Server
7 18 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.83%) Solaris
9 11 (4.93%) Windows 7
9 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.59%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.90%) AIX
12 2 (0.90%) Android
12 2 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (57.40%) DevOps
2 90 (40.36%) Configuration Management
3 78 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (34.98%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (16.59%) Scrum
5 36 (16.14%) ITIL
6 34 (15.25%) Build Automation
7 25 (11.21%) Open Source
8 21 (9.42%) High Availability
9 20 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (7.62%) Service Delivery
11 13 (5.83%) Security Operations
12 12 (5.38%) Project Management
13 11 (4.93%) Automated Testing
13 11 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.93%) ITIL V3
13 11 (4.93%) Mentoring
13 11 (4.93%) Web Operations
14 10 (4.48%) CRM
14 10 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.18%) Ruby
2 67 (30.04%) Java
3 53 (23.77%) Bash Shell
4 34 (15.25%) Python
5 32 (14.35%) SQL
6 14 (6.28%) Go
7 13 (5.83%) Perl
7 13 (5.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.24%) C
9 4 (1.79%) Groovy
9 4 (1.79%) PHP
9 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.90%) COBOL
11 2 (0.90%) VB
11 2 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (16.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.38%) CCNP
5 10 (4.48%) Degree
6 9 (4.04%) CCNA
7 6 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.79%) MCSE
8 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.35%) MCSA
10 2 (0.90%) CISSP
10 2 (0.90%) GIAC
10 2 (0.90%) HNC
10 2 (0.90%) HND
10 2 (0.90%) IISP
10 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.90%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.45%) GCFE
11 1 (0.45%) GREM
11 1 (0.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) SLA
2 9 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.45%) BS7799
4 1 (0.45%) GPG13
4 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.45%) ISO22301
System Software
1 58 (26.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (15.70%) Docker
3 27 (12.11%) vSphere
4 21 (9.42%) Active Directory
5 15 (6.73%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.04%) GlusterFS
7 8 (3.59%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.69%) vCloud
9 5 (2.24%) Ceph
10 4 (1.79%) GFS2
10 4 (1.79%) OCFS2
10 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.79%) Xen
11 3 (1.35%) Dovecot
11 3 (1.35%) SpamAssassin
12 1 (0.45%) Firmware
12 1 (0.45%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.45%) Postfix
12 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 89 (39.91%) Puppet
2 49 (21.97%) Ansible
3 23 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (9.87%) ZABBIX
5 13 (5.83%) Nagios
6 11 (4.93%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.48%) logstash
7 10 (4.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (4.48%) SELinux
8 8 (3.59%) Terraform
9 7 (3.14%) Icinga
9 7 (3.14%) NetBackup
9 7 (3.14%) SCOM
10 6 (2.69%) FreeIPA
10 6 (2.69%) Graphite
10 6 (2.69%) Packer
10 6 (2.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (2.24%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.79%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.79%) Simpana
Vendors
1 65 (29.15%) VMware
2 31 (13.90%) Cisco
3 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 27 (12.11%) Oracle
4 17 (7.62%) Atlassian
5 15 (6.73%) NetApp
6 12 (5.38%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.48%) HP
7 10 (4.48%) Symantec
7 10 (4.48%) Veritas
8 7 (3.14%) Juniper
9 6 (2.69%) Citrix
9 6 (2.69%) Forcepoint
10 5 (2.24%) CommVault
10 5 (2.24%) hybris
10 5 (2.24%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.79%) AlienVault
11 4 (1.79%) Aruba
11 4 (1.79%) Nokia
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