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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 538 561 523
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 48 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.059% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.064% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 7
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£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £329 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £268
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +40.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.24 -

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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +5 45 £363 -3.33% 19
London +21 21 £305 -23.75% 8
North West -18 13 £379 +1.00% 1
Manchester -1 11 - - 1
South East -25 8 £375 - 3
City of London +24 6 £295 -18.62% 1
Surrey -1 2 £225 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 2 - - 3
Leeds -9 2 - - 1
Hampshire -14 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £400 -
High Wycombe - 2 - - 1
Berkshire -9 1 £375 +15.38%
Cheshire -11 1 £408 +8.66%
South West - 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Luton - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
Chester - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 55 (44.35%) Linux
2 53 (42.74%) Cisco
3 49 (39.52%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (33.06%) Windows
5 36 (29.03%) UNIX
5 36 (29.03%) CCNP
6 34 (27.42%) CCNA
7 31 (25.00%) Juniper
7 31 (25.00%) BGP
8 29 (23.39%) MPLS
9 28 (22.58%) Firewall
10 27 (21.77%) Puppet
11 25 (20.16%) Telecoms
12 24 (19.35%) Finance
12 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
12 24 (19.35%) OSPF
12 24 (19.35%) Java
12 24 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (18.55%) DevOps
13 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
14 22 (17.74%) CCIE
14 22 (17.74%) VPN
14 22 (17.74%) Junos
15 21 (16.94%) Ethernet
15 21 (16.94%) Load Balancing
16 20 (16.13%) BT
16 20 (16.13%) JNCIA
16 20 (16.13%) IPv4
16 20 (16.13%) HSRP
17 19 (15.32%) IPv6

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.06%) IIS
3 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.23%) Apache
5 3 (2.42%) CMS
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.42%) nginx
5 3 (2.42%) Node.js
5 3 (2.42%) Lync
6 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Jetty
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) PaaS
2 7 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.03%) Route 53
4 5 (4.03%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.42%) Office 365
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.00%) BGP
2 29 (23.39%) MPLS
3 28 (22.58%) Firewall
4 24 (19.35%) OSPF
5 22 (17.74%) VPN
5 22 (17.74%) Junos
6 21 (16.94%) Ethernet
7 20 (16.13%) IPv4
7 20 (16.13%) HSRP
8 19 (15.32%) IPv6
8 19 (15.32%) L2TP
8 19 (15.32%) RSVP
8 19 (15.32%) VRRP
8 19 (15.32%) Broadband
8 19 (15.32%) BT 21CN
8 19 (15.32%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (13.71%) TCP/IP
10 14 (11.29%) VoIP
11 13 (10.48%) DNS
11 13 (10.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) MySQL
2 8 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.23%) Redis
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.81%) DB2
6 1 (0.81%) OLTP
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.29%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.06%) Maven
4 3 (2.42%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 25 (20.16%) Telecoms
2 24 (19.35%) Finance
3 10 (8.06%) Banking
4 7 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.03%) Games
6 4 (3.23%) Back Office
6 4 (3.23%) Military
7 3 (2.42%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.81%) Electronics
9 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) Web Services
2 6 (4.84%) Middleware
3 4 (3.23%) SailPoint
3 4 (3.23%) JSP
4 3 (2.42%) XML
4 3 (2.42%) HTML
5 2 (1.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.81%) XSL
6 1 (0.81%) Servlets
6 1 (0.81%) .NET
6 1 (0.81%) J2EE
6 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Open Source
3 5 (4.03%) Streaming Video
3 5 (4.03%) iPhone
3 5 (4.03%) iPad
4 2 (1.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.61%) CMDB
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.81%) RIA
5 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (44.35%) Linux
2 41 (33.06%) Windows
3 36 (29.03%) UNIX
4 17 (13.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.48%) CentOS
6 12 (9.68%) Solaris
7 11 (8.87%) Ubuntu
8 9 (7.26%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.84%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.81%) zOS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) DevOps
2 21 (16.94%) Load Balancing
3 18 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.52%) Change Management
3 18 (14.52%) ITIL
4 17 (13.71%) Incident Management
5 14 (11.29%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.06%) Mentoring
6 10 (8.06%) Build Automation
6 10 (8.06%) Automated Testing
6 10 (8.06%) Scrum
7 9 (7.26%) Service Management
8 8 (6.45%) Network Management
9 7 (5.65%) CRM
9 7 (5.65%) Validation
10 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.03%) ITSM
11 4 (3.23%) Identity Management
11 4 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.35%) Java
2 17 (13.71%) SQL
3 16 (12.90%) Ruby
4 13 (10.48%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.68%) Python
6 9 (7.26%) Perl
7 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.42%) PHP
8 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.61%) C++
9 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) REXX
10 1 (0.81%) JCL
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
10 1 (0.81%) Jython
10 1 (0.81%) XPath
10 1 (0.81%) Golang
Qualifications
1 49 (39.52%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (29.03%) CCNP
3 34 (27.42%) CCNA
4 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 22 (17.74%) CCIE
6 20 (16.13%) JNCIA
7 19 (15.32%) CCIP
7 19 (15.32%) JNCIP
8 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (7.26%) MCSE
11 6 (4.84%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.84%) Degree
12 3 (2.42%) MCP
13 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.61%) CCVP
13 2 (1.61%) MCSA
14 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.81%) CISSP
14 1 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (2.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) Xen
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
4 1 (0.81%) Samba
4 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (21.77%) Puppet
2 24 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.87%) Ansible
4 5 (4.03%) SCCM
4 5 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.23%) SCOM
5 4 (3.23%) Control-M
6 3 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.42%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (2.42%) Salt
7 2 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.61%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.61%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.61%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.61%) Nagios
7 2 (1.61%) Netcool
7 2 (1.61%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.81%) MOM
8 1 (0.81%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (42.74%) Cisco
2 31 (25.00%) Juniper
3 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
4 20 (16.13%) BT
5 12 (9.68%) F5
6 8 (6.45%) Oracle
6 8 (6.45%) HP
7 6 (4.84%) Splunk
7 6 (4.84%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.84%) VMware
7 6 (4.84%) BMC
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix
7 6 (4.84%) Sun
7 6 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.03%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (3.23%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.23%) IBM
9 4 (3.23%) CA
10 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.42%) RightScale
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