The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 539 530 535
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 41 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.076% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.083% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 24
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£275 £363 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +20.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £550 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 40 £275 -24.13% 23
London +4 20 £275 -35.29% 13
South East +5 12 £300 - 4
City of London +33 6 £275 -42.10% 1
Hampshire -11 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
North West -5 2 £250 - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £300 -
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
Leeds -2 1 - - 1
Cambridge -4 1 £425 +30.76%
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £425 +30.76%
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
East of England -25 1 £425 +30.76%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Security Cleared
3 30 (36.59%) SC Cleared
4 24 (29.27%) SAN
5 22 (26.83%) Linux
5 22 (26.83%) Performance Management
6 21 (25.61%) EMC
7 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
7 20 (24.39%) Connectrix
7 20 (24.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 20 (24.39%) Brocade
8 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (20.73%) PowerShell
10 14 (17.07%) Release Management
10 14 (17.07%) ITIL
11 13 (15.85%) Finance
12 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
13 11 (13.41%) DNS
13 11 (13.41%) DHCP
13 11 (13.41%) VMware
14 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.20%) Symantec
14 10 (12.20%) MS Exchange
14 10 (12.20%) Cisco
14 10 (12.20%) Banking
14 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (10.98%) Citrix
15 9 (10.98%) UNIX
16 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
16 8 (9.76%) Perl

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (12.20%) MS Exchange
1 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.32%) Apache
3 5 (6.10%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.88%) IIS
4 4 (4.88%) CMS
5 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.44%) Lync
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) uWSGI
7 1 (1.22%) WordPress
7 1 (1.22%) nginx
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
1 1 (1.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.27%) SAN
2 20 (24.39%) Connectrix
3 11 (13.41%) DNS
3 11 (13.41%) DHCP
4 7 (8.54%) Network Security
5 6 (7.32%) BOOTP
6 4 (4.88%) Internet
7 3 (3.66%) HTTP
7 3 (3.66%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.66%) SNMP
7 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.66%) LDAP
7 3 (3.66%) NAS
8 2 (2.44%) Firewall
8 2 (2.44%) VoIP
8 2 (2.44%) SSL
9 1 (1.22%) SCCP
9 1 (1.22%) 3G
9 1 (1.22%) DWDM
9 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.44%) Subversion
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Hudson
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) German Language
4 4 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Law
5 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) LAMP
2 1 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.22%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.22%) WSGI
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.66%) AS400
2 3 (3.66%) Open Source
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) PMI
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) CCTV
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 22 (26.83%) Linux
3 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.98%) UNIX
6 8 (9.76%) Solaris
6 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.32%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.44%) AIX
8 2 (2.44%) HPUX
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) Performance Management
2 14 (17.07%) Release Management
2 14 (17.07%) ITIL
3 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
4 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.32%) DevOps
6 5 (6.10%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.66%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.66%) Change Management
8 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.44%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (2.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (2.44%) Business Continuity Management
9 2 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.76%) Perl
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 6 (7.32%) Python
3 6 (7.32%) C
3 6 (7.32%) Java
4 5 (6.10%) PHP
4 5 (6.10%) VBScript
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.66%) Ruby
6 2 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (37.80%) Security Cleared
2 30 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) CISSP
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) CCNA
6 2 (2.44%) MCSE
6 2 (2.44%) CCSA
6 2 (2.44%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.22%) CCEE
7 1 (1.22%) MCITP
7 1 (1.22%) MCSA
7 1 (1.22%) CCIE
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.22%) CCEA
7 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.22%) PMP
7 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (24.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.66%) XenServer
5 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.44%) NFS
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.22%) XenApp
6 1 (1.22%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.22%) Varnish
6 1 (1.22%) Brightmail
6 1 (1.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Puppet
2 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) EMC
2 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.39%) Brocade
3 11 (13.41%) VMware
4 10 (12.20%) Symantec
4 10 (12.20%) Cisco
5 9 (10.98%) Citrix
6 7 (8.54%) IronPort
7 6 (7.32%) Oracle
7 6 (7.32%) Infoblox
7 6 (7.32%) F5
8 5 (6.10%) Cognos
9 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.88%) HP
9 4 (4.88%) NetApp
10 3 (3.66%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.66%) Qualys
11 2 (2.44%) JBoss
11 2 (2.44%) IBM
12 1 (1.22%) Nortel
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