The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Operations Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 526 568 552
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 123 102 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 47
Median daily rate £401 £443 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.49% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £463 £369
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +25.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £27.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.18% +11.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £27.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year
+35.18% +11.94%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 120 £401 -12.93% 27
London +11 55 £470 +10.58% 11
North West +28 14 £350 -24.32%
City of London +17 12 £575 +76.92% 4
East of England +18 10 £180 -47.05% 3
Lancashire - 10 £363 -
Blackpool - 10 £363 -
West Midlands - 10 £388 - 4
South East +20 9 £425 +9.67% 5
Telford - 9 £388 -
Shropshire - 9 £388 -
Norfolk - 9 £175 -
Berkshire +13 8 £413 +6.45%
North East -17 8 £350 +12.90% 1
South West +2 7 £425 -8.10% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 7 £363 +16.93% 1
Tyne and Wear -22 7 £363 +16.93% 1
Wiltshire +17 6 £425 -8.10%
Yorkshire +1 4 £288 -42.50%
Warrington +8 3 £300 -35.13%
Cheshire +7 3 £300 -35.13%
West Yorkshire +3 3 £285 -31.53%
Leeds -2 3 £285 -31.53%
East Midlands -7 3 £410 - 1
Teddington - 3 - -
Wales +26 2 £438 +23.23% 2
South Wales +24 2 £438 +23.23% 1
Reading +14 2 £350 -9.67%
Maidenhead - 2 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Operations Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 127 (49.61%) Linux
2 124 (48.44%) DevOps
3 76 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (26.95%) Puppet
5 61 (23.83%) Windows
6 58 (22.66%) ITIL
7 51 (19.92%) Python
8 49 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
9 48 (18.75%) Firewall
10 46 (17.97%) Configuration Management
11 43 (16.80%) Unix
11 43 (16.80%) Git (software)
12 38 (14.84%) Security Cleared
12 38 (14.84%) Jenkins
12 38 (14.84%) Cisco
13 37 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (14.45%) Ruby
14 36 (14.06%) Docker
15 34 (13.28%) Open Source
15 34 (13.28%) Java
16 33 (12.89%) Finance
16 33 (12.89%) Windows Server
17 32 (12.50%) Web Operations
17 32 (12.50%) VMware
18 31 (12.11%) High Availability
19 26 (10.16%) PaaS
19 26 (10.16%) Change Management
19 26 (10.16%) Oracle
20 25 (9.77%) Service Delivery
20 25 (9.77%) Opscode Chef

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.47%) Confluence
2 13 (5.08%) Apache
3 9 (3.52%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.73%) IIS
6 6 (2.34%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.56%) JBoss
7 4 (1.56%) Jetty
7 4 (1.56%) nginx
8 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.39%) FileNet
10 1 (0.39%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (10.16%) PaaS
3 20 (7.81%) IaaS
3 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (7.42%) SaaS
5 12 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.34%) GitHub
7 6 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.17%) Google App Engine
9 3 (1.17%) Office 365
10 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.78%) Route 53
11 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.75%) Firewall
2 23 (8.98%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.64%) HTTP
4 15 (5.86%) SSL
5 14 (5.47%) LAN
6 11 (4.30%) DNS
7 10 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (3.91%) WAN
7 10 (3.91%) Wireless
8 9 (3.52%) SAN
8 9 (3.52%) VPN
9 6 (2.34%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (2.34%) DHCP
9 6 (2.34%) Internet
9 6 (2.34%) VLAN
10 5 (1.95%) LDAP
10 5 (1.95%) Network Security
10 5 (1.95%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.56%) FTP
11 4 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.03%) MySQL
2 16 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.86%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.30%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.52%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.34%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) Big Data
9 2 (0.78%) HBase
9 2 (0.78%) OLAP
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 43 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 38 (14.84%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.64%) JIRA
4 8 (3.13%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.34%) Maven
6 5 (1.95%) GitLab
7 4 (1.56%) Subversion
7 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.17%) Ant
8 3 (1.17%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.78%) Gradle
10 1 (0.39%) Bazaar
10 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.39%) Selenium
10 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (12.89%) Finance
2 11 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.73%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.73%) Legal
3 7 (2.73%) Retail
4 5 (1.95%) Banking
4 5 (1.95%) Front Office
4 5 (1.95%) Publishing
5 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Back Office
6 3 (1.17%) Electronics
6 3 (1.17%) Local Government
6 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.30%) .NET
2 10 (3.91%) HTML
3 9 (3.52%) Kafka
4 7 (2.73%) Web Services
5 6 (2.34%) ELK Stack
6 5 (1.95%) Middleware
6 5 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (1.95%) Servlets
7 4 (1.56%) CSS
7 4 (1.56%) Django
7 4 (1.56%) J2EE
7 4 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (1.56%) SOAP
8 3 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.17%) boto
8 3 (1.17%) Samza
8 3 (1.17%) SPML
9 2 (0.78%) LAMP
9 2 (0.78%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.47%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.73%) Replication
4 6 (2.34%) Clustering
4 6 (2.34%) Hedge funds
4 6 (2.34%) NHS
5 5 (1.95%) VCE vBlock
6 4 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.56%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.56%) User Experience
7 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.17%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.78%) Statistics
8 2 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 127 (49.61%) Linux
2 61 (23.83%) Windows
3 43 (16.80%) Unix
4 33 (12.89%) Windows Server
5 24 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.69%) Ubuntu
9 10 (3.91%) CentOS
10 6 (2.34%) Solaris
10 6 (2.34%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.95%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.56%) AIX
13 3 (1.17%) CoreOS
13 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.78%) Debian
14 2 (0.78%) HPUX
14 2 (0.78%) SUSE
15 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (48.44%) DevOps
2 76 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.66%) ITIL
4 46 (17.97%) Configuration Management
5 37 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (13.28%) Open Source
7 32 (12.50%) Web Operations
8 31 (12.11%) High Availability
9 26 (10.16%) Change Management
10 25 (9.77%) Service Delivery
11 22 (8.59%) Service Management
12 20 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (7.81%) ITSM
13 18 (7.03%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (6.64%) Problem Management
15 16 (6.25%) Security Operations
16 15 (5.86%) Load Balancing
17 14 (5.47%) PRINCE2
17 14 (5.47%) SIEM
18 13 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.92%) Python
2 37 (14.45%) Ruby
3 34 (13.28%) Java
4 24 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 23 (8.98%) PowerShell
6 22 (8.59%) SQL
7 17 (6.64%) Perl
8 12 (4.69%) Go
9 11 (4.30%) PHP
9 11 (4.30%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.73%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.95%) C#
12 4 (1.56%) C
13 3 (1.17%) Scala
14 1 (0.39%) C++
14 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.39%) R
14 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (7.42%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.25%) CCNA
5 14 (5.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (4.30%) CCNP
7 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.52%) MCSE
9 7 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (2.73%) MCP
9 7 (2.73%) MCSA
10 6 (2.34%) Degree
10 6 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.56%) HNC
11 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.17%) CISSP
12 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.17%) HND
13 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.78%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.86%) SLA
2 12 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) GPG13
4 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) BS7799
5 1 (0.39%) GCP
5 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 36 (14.06%) Docker
2 20 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.86%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.95%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.56%) GlusterFS
6 4 (1.56%) vSphere
7 3 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.17%) Dovecot
7 3 (1.17%) etcd
7 3 (1.17%) flannel
7 3 (1.17%) GFS2
7 3 (1.17%) OCFS2
7 3 (1.17%) SpamAssassin
7 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.17%) Xen
8 2 (0.78%) Postfix
8 2 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 69 (26.95%) Puppet
2 25 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (9.38%) Ansible
4 17 (6.64%) Terraform
5 10 (3.91%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.13%) logstash
6 8 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.34%) Kibana
8 6 (2.34%) Salt
9 5 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.95%) SCCM
10 4 (1.56%) Fluentd
10 4 (1.56%) Legato
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (1.56%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.56%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.17%) SELinux
11 3 (1.17%) Simpana
Vendors
1 38 (14.84%) Cisco
2 32 (12.50%) VMware
3 26 (10.16%) Oracle
4 23 (8.98%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.86%) CheckPoint
7 14 (5.47%) HP
8 10 (3.91%) Forcepoint
9 9 (3.52%) Symantec
10 8 (3.13%) Qualys
11 7 (2.73%) CommVault
11 7 (2.73%) SAP
12 6 (2.34%) Citrix
12 6 (2.34%) EMC
12 6 (2.34%) NetApp
12 6 (2.34%) SaltStack
12 6 (2.34%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.95%) Aruba
13 5 (1.95%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.95%) Splunk
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