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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 540 544 518
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 67 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.072% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.078% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 14 22
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£336 £313 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +23.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.47 -
UK excluding London average 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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 28 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 22 May 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 0 64 £335 +7.20% 27
London +8 33 £363 +3.57% 15
East of England +24 17 £175 -58.82% 2
Norfolk - 15 £175 -
City of London +8 7 £315 +14.54% 3
South East -11 7 £345 - 5
North West -24 4 £350 +41.41% 2
Hampshire -3 3 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -9 3 - - 1
Leeds -12 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £343 - 1
Scotland - 2 £400 -
Surrey +5 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £190 -
Kidlington - 1 £190 -
County Antrim - 1 £250 -
Belfast - 1 £250 -
Croydon - 1 £325 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -
Hook - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 54 (41.86%) Windows
2 48 (37.21%) Cisco
3 43 (33.33%) Linux
4 41 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (27.13%) VMware
6 34 (26.36%) Firewall
7 33 (25.58%) CCNP
8 31 (24.03%) Finance
9 30 (23.26%) CCNA
9 30 (23.26%) BGP
10 29 (22.48%) MPLS
10 29 (22.48%) UNIX
11 27 (20.93%) Active Directory
11 27 (20.93%) Juniper
12 26 (20.16%) SQL
12 26 (20.16%) Load Balancing
13 24 (18.60%) HP
13 24 (18.60%) Citrix
14 23 (17.83%) OSPF
15 21 (16.28%) CRM
16 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (15.50%) Telecoms
16 20 (15.50%) Windows 7
17 19 (14.73%) Puppet
17 19 (14.73%) Junos
17 19 (14.73%) HSRP
17 19 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (14.73%) Xen
17 19 (14.73%) HTTP
17 19 (14.73%) VPN

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (12.40%) SharePoint
1 16 (12.40%) IIS
2 13 (10.08%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.33%) Apache
5 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.33%) nginx
5 3 (2.33%) CMS
5 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.33%) Lync
6 2 (1.55%) Node.js
6 2 (1.55%) Jetty
6 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Office
2 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.65%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.55%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.78%) Office 365
5 1 (0.78%) Route 53
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.36%) Firewall
2 30 (23.26%) BGP
3 29 (22.48%) MPLS
4 23 (17.83%) OSPF
5 19 (14.73%) Junos
5 19 (14.73%) HSRP
5 19 (14.73%) HTTP
5 19 (14.73%) VPN
5 19 (14.73%) DNS
6 18 (13.95%) VRRP
6 18 (13.95%) Ethernet
7 17 (13.18%) IPv4
7 17 (13.18%) SAN
8 16 (12.40%) RSVP
8 16 (12.40%) L2TP
8 16 (12.40%) IPv6
8 16 (12.40%) Broadband
8 16 (12.40%) BT 21CN
8 16 (12.40%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (12.40%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) MySQL
2 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.55%) Redis
5 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) OLTP
6 1 (0.78%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) Subversion
2 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 31 (24.03%) Finance
2 20 (15.50%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.53%) Games
4 10 (7.75%) Banking
5 7 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.10%) Back Office
7 3 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.33%) Retail
8 2 (1.55%) Military
9 1 (0.78%) French Language
9 1 (0.78%) German Language
9 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) Web Services
1 6 (4.65%) Middleware
2 4 (3.10%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.33%) XML
3 3 (2.33%) HTML
4 2 (1.55%) .NET
4 2 (1.55%) J2EE
4 2 (1.55%) CSS
4 2 (1.55%) Servlets
5 1 (0.78%) JSP
5 1 (0.78%) XSL
5 1 (0.78%) RESTful
5 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.53%) iPad
2 11 (8.53%) iPhone
2 11 (8.53%) Streaming Video
3 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.43%) Open Source
4 2 (1.55%) CMDB
4 2 (1.55%) NHS
4 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (41.86%) Windows
2 43 (33.33%) Linux
3 29 (22.48%) UNIX
4 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (15.50%) Windows 7
5 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.75%) Solaris
7 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.78%) zOS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.16%) Load Balancing
2 21 (16.28%) CRM
3 19 (14.73%) ITIL
4 17 (13.18%) DevOps
5 16 (12.40%) Mentoring
6 15 (11.63%) Incident Management
7 14 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (8.53%) Service Management
9 10 (7.75%) Validation
10 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.20%) Network Management
11 8 (6.20%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.43%) Business Continuity
12 7 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (4.65%) ITSM
13 6 (4.65%) Change Management
13 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (3.88%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.16%) SQL
2 13 (10.08%) Java
3 11 (8.53%) Python
4 8 (6.20%) Perl
5 5 (3.88%) Ruby
6 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.55%) PHP
7 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) JCL
8 1 (0.78%) REXX
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) XPath
8 1 (0.78%) Jython
8 1 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (25.58%) CCNP
3 30 (23.26%) CCNA
4 19 (14.73%) CCIE
5 17 (13.18%) JNCIA
6 16 (12.40%) CCIP
6 16 (12.40%) JNCIP
6 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.75%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.98%) Degree
9 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.10%) MCSE
11 2 (1.55%) CCVP
11 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.55%) MCSA
12 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CISSP
12 1 (0.78%) MCP
12 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 27 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.73%) Xen
3 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.78%) NFS
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.78%) NLBS
3 1 (0.78%) Samba
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.78%) iptables
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (14.73%) Puppet
2 18 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (11.63%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.10%) Salt
5 4 (3.10%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (2.33%) SCOM
6 3 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.55%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.55%) Ansible
7 2 (1.55%) SCCM
7 2 (1.55%) Control-M
7 2 (1.55%) Nagios
7 2 (1.55%) Netcool
7 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.55%) OpenView
7 2 (1.55%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 48 (37.21%) Cisco
2 35 (27.13%) VMware
3 27 (20.93%) Juniper
4 24 (18.60%) HP
4 24 (18.60%) Citrix
5 17 (13.18%) BT
6 15 (11.63%) SAP
6 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.63%) Symantec
6 15 (11.63%) Hitachi
7 11 (8.53%) F5
7 11 (8.53%) Barracuda Networks
8 8 (6.20%) SolarWinds
8 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.65%) Sun
10 5 (3.88%) CA
10 5 (3.88%) Oracle
10 5 (3.88%) Splunk
11 4 (3.10%) IBM
11 4 (3.10%) BMC