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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 512 518 528
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 80 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 22 17
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£400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 70 £400 -11.11% 14
London +28 35 £425 -5.55% 5
North West - 13 £400 -
South West -19 9 £375 +108.33% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £375 -
Manchester - 8 - -
City of London +6 7 £425 -2.85% 4
South East -33 7 £280 -37.77% 5
Yorkshire -7 5 £350 +9.37% 1
Leeds -10 5 £350 +9.37% 1
West Yorkshire -10 5 £350 +9.37% 1
Berkshire -2 3 £275 - 2
Surrey -5 2 £185 -58.88% 2
Scotland -7 2 £362 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 52 (40.00%) Linux
2 41 (31.54%) Cisco
3 38 (29.23%) Windows
4 32 (24.62%) UNIX
4 32 (24.62%) Security Cleared
5 31 (23.85%) Puppet
6 29 (22.31%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (20.77%) ITIL
7 27 (20.77%) Java
8 26 (20.00%) DevOps
9 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
10 24 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (17.69%) Jenkins
11 23 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (16.92%) SC Cleared
13 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
14 19 (14.62%) Juniper
14 19 (14.62%) TCP/IP
14 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
14 19 (14.62%) Telecoms
15 18 (13.85%) Change Management
15 18 (13.85%) Firewall
15 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (13.85%) BGP
16 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
16 17 (13.08%) Finance
17 16 (12.31%) CCNA
17 16 (12.31%) OSPF
17 16 (12.31%) MS Excel

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.46%) Apache
2 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.85%) CMS
3 5 (3.85%) Node.js
4 3 (2.31%) Lync
4 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.54%) IIS
5 2 (1.54%) nginx
5 2 (1.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.77%) uWSGI
6 1 (0.77%) JBoss
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) PaaS
2 9 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.15%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.38%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.38%) Route 53
5 5 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.54%) Office 365
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) TCP/IP
2 18 (13.85%) BGP
2 18 (13.85%) Firewall
3 16 (12.31%) OSPF
4 15 (11.54%) MPLS
5 14 (10.77%) DNS
5 14 (10.77%) VoIP
6 13 (10.00%) LAN
7 10 (7.69%) SAN
7 10 (7.69%) Wireless
8 9 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (6.92%) HSRP
8 9 (6.92%) Multicast
8 9 (6.92%) Broadband
8 9 (6.92%) VPN
8 9 (6.92%) Ethernet
9 8 (6.15%) WAN
9 8 (6.15%) SSL
9 8 (6.15%) IPv4
9 8 (6.15%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) MySQL
2 9 (6.92%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.62%) Redis
5 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.31%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.77%) DB2
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Jenkins
2 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.77%) Maven
4 7 (5.38%) Subversion
5 4 (3.08%) JIRA
6 2 (1.54%) JUnit
6 2 (1.54%) Hudson
6 2 (1.54%) Gradle
7 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.77%) Ant
General
1 19 (14.62%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.08%) Finance
3 6 (4.62%) Banking
4 4 (3.08%) Military
5 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Marketing
5 3 (2.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.77%) German Language
6 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) Web Services
1 6 (4.62%) Middleware
2 5 (3.85%) HTML
3 4 (3.08%) SailPoint
3 4 (3.08%) JSP
4 3 (2.31%) LAMP
4 3 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.31%) XML
5 2 (1.54%) XSD
5 2 (1.54%) Sensu
6 1 (0.77%) WSGI
6 1 (0.77%) .NET
6 1 (0.77%) XSL
6 1 (0.77%) ODBC
6 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.46%) Open Source
3 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) Wiki
6 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.77%) RIA
6 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.77%) DTV
6 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (40.00%) Linux
2 38 (29.23%) Windows
3 32 (24.62%) UNIX
4 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (11.54%) CentOS
6 12 (9.23%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.23%) Solaris
6 12 (9.23%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.38%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.77%) ITIL
2 26 (20.00%) DevOps
3 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 18 (13.85%) Change Management
7 15 (11.54%) Load Balancing
8 13 (10.00%) Scrum
8 13 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 12 (9.23%) Automated Testing
10 10 (7.69%) Build Automation
11 7 (5.38%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.62%) Validation
12 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.62%) Performance Management
13 5 (3.85%) Kanban
13 5 (3.85%) Change Control
13 5 (3.85%) Low Latency
14 4 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.77%) Java
2 15 (11.54%) Ruby
3 13 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 13 (10.00%) Python
4 12 (9.23%) Perl
4 12 (9.23%) PHP
5 11 (8.46%) SQL
6 8 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.62%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.31%) Golang
9 2 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (0.77%) Scala
10 1 (0.77%) XPath
10 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 29 (22.31%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (16.92%) SC Cleared
4 16 (12.31%) CCNA
5 15 (11.54%) CCNP
6 13 (10.00%) CCIE
7 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.92%) JNCIA
8 9 (6.92%) MCSE
9 8 (6.15%) CCIP
9 8 (6.15%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.08%) Degree
12 2 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.54%) EXIN
12 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.54%) CISSP
12 2 (1.54%) MCP
13 1 (0.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) JSP 440
2 6 (4.62%) QA
3 4 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (2.31%) Xen
3 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.54%) NLBS
5 1 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.77%) Firmware
5 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.77%) XenApp
5 1 (0.77%) XenServer
5 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.77%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.77%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (23.85%) Puppet
2 24 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (10.77%) Ansible
4 10 (7.69%) Nagios
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.08%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.08%) Control-M
5 4 (3.08%) Zenoss
6 3 (2.31%) SCCM
7 2 (1.54%) SCOM
7 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.54%) WSUS
7 2 (1.54%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.54%) Salt
7 2 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.54%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.54%) collectd
8 1 (0.77%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 41 (31.54%) Cisco
2 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.62%) Juniper
4 12 (9.23%) VMware
5 11 (8.46%) Oracle
6 10 (7.69%) F5
7 9 (6.92%) BT
8 6 (4.62%) Remedy
8 6 (4.62%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.62%) Splunk
9 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.85%) Brocade
9 5 (3.85%) RightScale
9 5 (3.85%) Sun
9 5 (3.85%) HP
9 5 (3.85%) EMC
9 5 (3.85%) Nortel
9 5 (3.85%) Citrix
10 4 (3.08%) BMC
10 4 (3.08%) IBM
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