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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 506 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 72 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.062% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.067% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 15
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£375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 January 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 23 January 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 +9 62 £375 -16.66% 18
London +19 30 £315 -30.00% 6
North West +10 13 £283 -
Manchester - 12 - -
City of London +17 9 £425 +13.33% 2
South West -10 9 £375 +108.33%
South East -25 8 £275 -38.88% 9
Wiltshire - 8 £375 -
Berkshire +2 3 £275 - 1
Surrey -1 3 £205 -54.44% 2
West Yorkshire +1 2 £375 +17.18%
Yorkshire -8 2 £375 +17.18%
Leeds -11 2 £375 +17.18%
Scotland - 2 £362 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (43.08%) Linux
2 47 (36.15%) Cisco
3 39 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (26.92%) Windows
5 33 (25.38%) UNIX
6 31 (23.85%) Security Cleared
7 28 (21.54%) Puppet
8 26 (20.00%) Java
8 26 (20.00%) Juniper
8 26 (20.00%) BGP
9 25 (19.23%) CCNP
9 25 (19.23%) ITIL
9 25 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 24 (18.46%) CCNA
10 24 (18.46%) Telecoms
10 24 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (17.69%) DevOps
11 23 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (16.92%) Finance
12 22 (16.92%) MPLS
12 22 (16.92%) Jenkins
13 20 (15.38%) OSPF
13 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
13 20 (15.38%) TCP/IP
13 20 (15.38%) Firewall
13 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
14 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (13.85%) Git (software)
14 18 (13.85%) Change Management

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.15%) Apache
4 5 (3.85%) Node.js
5 3 (2.31%) Lync
5 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.54%) nginx
6 2 (1.54%) CMS
6 2 (1.54%) Confluence
6 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.77%) JBoss
7 1 (0.77%) IIS
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%) Route 53
4 7 (5.38%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.31%) Office 365
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.00%) BGP
2 22 (16.92%) MPLS
3 20 (15.38%) OSPF
3 20 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 20 (15.38%) Firewall
4 15 (11.54%) LAN
4 15 (11.54%) VoIP
5 13 (10.00%) Multicast
5 13 (10.00%) HSRP
5 13 (10.00%) Broadband
5 13 (10.00%) VPN
5 13 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 12 (9.23%) Wireless
6 12 (9.23%) BT 21CN
6 12 (9.23%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (9.23%) DNS
6 12 (9.23%) L2TP
6 12 (9.23%) RSVP
6 12 (9.23%) VRRP
6 12 (9.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) MySQL
2 9 (6.92%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.62%) Redis
5 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.31%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (16.92%) Jenkins
2 18 (13.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.77%) Maven
4 6 (4.62%) 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 24 (18.46%) Telecoms
2 22 (16.92%) Finance
3 8 (6.15%) Banking
4 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.08%) Military
6 3 (2.31%) Back Office
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) German Language
7 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) Middleware
1 6 (4.62%) Web Services
2 5 (3.85%) HTML
3 4 (3.08%) JSP
3 4 (3.08%) SailPoint
4 3 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.31%) XML
5 2 (1.54%) XSD
5 2 (1.54%) Sensu
6 1 (0.77%) LAMP
6 1 (0.77%) XSL
6 1 (0.77%) .NET
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%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.77%) RIA
6 1 (0.77%) Wiki
6 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.77%) DTV
6 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (43.08%) Linux
2 35 (26.92%) Windows
3 33 (25.38%) UNIX
4 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (11.54%) CentOS
6 12 (9.23%) Ubuntu
7 11 (8.46%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.46%) Solaris
8 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) ITIL
2 23 (17.69%) DevOps
2 23 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 18 (13.85%) Change Management
5 17 (13.08%) Incident Management
5 17 (13.08%) Load Balancing
6 13 (10.00%) Scrum
7 12 (9.23%) Automated Testing
8 10 (7.69%) Build Automation
9 7 (5.38%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.62%) CRM
10 6 (4.62%) Validation
11 5 (3.85%) Network Management
11 5 (3.85%) Low Latency
11 5 (3.85%) Service Management
11 5 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.00%) Java
2 15 (11.54%) Ruby
3 13 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 13 (10.00%) Perl
4 12 (9.23%) Python
5 11 (8.46%) SQL
6 9 (6.92%) PHP
7 7 (5.38%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.31%) Golang
8 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (0.77%) Scala
10 1 (0.77%) XPath
10 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (23.85%) Security Cleared
3 25 (19.23%) CCNP
4 24 (18.46%) CCNA
5 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 18 (13.85%) CCIE
7 13 (10.00%) JNCIA
8 12 (9.23%) JNCIP
8 12 (9.23%) CCIP
9 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (6.15%) MCSE
11 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.08%) Degree
13 2 (1.54%) CISSP
13 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.54%) MCP
13 2 (1.54%) CCVP
13 2 (1.54%) EXIN
13 2 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) JSP 440
2 6 (4.62%) QA
3 4 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) Xen
2 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.54%) NLBS
4 1 (0.77%) vCloud
4 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.77%) XenApp
4 1 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (21.54%) Puppet
2 24 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (10.77%) Ansible
4 10 (7.69%) Nagios
5 5 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (3.08%) Control-M
6 4 (3.08%) Zenoss
6 4 (3.08%) SCCM
6 4 (3.08%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.31%) SCOM
8 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.54%) Ganglia
8 2 (1.54%) WSUS
8 2 (1.54%) Salt
8 2 (1.54%) collectd
8 2 (1.54%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.54%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.77%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 47 (36.15%) Cisco
2 26 (20.00%) Juniper
3 25 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.00%) F5
4 13 (10.00%) BT
5 11 (8.46%) Oracle
6 9 (6.92%) VMware
7 8 (6.15%) Splunk
8 6 (4.62%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.62%) Remedy
9 5 (3.85%) RightScale
9 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.85%) Sun
9 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.85%) Nortel
9 5 (3.85%) HP
10 4 (3.08%) TIBCO
10 4 (3.08%) BMC
10 4 (3.08%) IBM
11 3 (2.31%) Brocade