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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 528 506 524
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 72 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £213 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -37.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 -
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -63 61 £400 -11.11% 20
London +1 30 £450 - 11
South West -21 9 £375 +108.33% 4
North West - 9 £400 -
Wiltshire - 8 £375 - 2
City of London +23 5 £425 -15.00% 4
South East -35 5 £285 -36.66% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Leeds - 5 £375 - 1
Manchester - 4 - -
Berkshire +2 2 - -
Scotland -9 2 £362 - 1
Surrey -6 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Knaresborough - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Luton - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Camberley - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 45 (36.29%) Linux
2 43 (34.68%) Windows
3 35 (28.23%) Cisco
4 34 (27.42%) Security Cleared
5 29 (23.39%) ITIL
5 29 (23.39%) Puppet
6 26 (20.97%) UNIX
6 26 (20.97%) Java
6 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
7 25 (20.16%) SC Cleared
8 24 (19.35%) DevOps
9 23 (18.55%) Jenkins
10 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (16.94%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (15.32%) Active Directory
13 18 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (14.52%) DNS
13 18 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (14.52%) Change Management
13 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (12.90%) Configuration Management
14 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 15 (12.10%) Windows 7
15 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
15 15 (12.10%) MS Exchange
15 15 (12.10%) CentOS
16 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (11.29%) Load Balancing
16 14 (11.29%) Maven
16 14 (11.29%) Finance

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.87%) Apache
3 5 (4.03%) CMS
4 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.42%) Node.js
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.42%) IIS
6 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.61%) Lync
6 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.61%) nginx
6 2 (1.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.81%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.81%) WordPress
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) PaaS
2 8 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.84%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.84%) Route 53
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.61%) Office 365
7 1 (0.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.81%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) DNS
2 14 (11.29%) TCP/IP
2 14 (11.29%) SAN
3 13 (10.48%) VoIP
3 13 (10.48%) Firewall
4 12 (9.68%) DHCP
4 12 (9.68%) OSPF
5 10 (8.06%) BGP
6 8 (6.45%) LAN
7 7 (5.65%) Connectrix
7 7 (5.65%) BIG-IP
7 7 (5.65%) Wireless
7 7 (5.65%) DMZ
7 7 (5.65%) MPLS
7 7 (5.65%) WAN
8 6 (4.84%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (4.03%) HSRP
9 5 (4.03%) Multicast
9 5 (4.03%) WAAS
9 5 (4.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.65%) MySQL
2 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.23%) Redis
2 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.61%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.29%) Maven
4 6 (4.84%) Subversion
5 4 (3.23%) JIRA
6 3 (2.42%) Hudson
7 2 (1.61%) JUnit
7 2 (1.61%) Gradle
8 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 14 (11.29%) Finance
1 14 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.84%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Military
3 4 (3.23%) German Language
4 3 (2.42%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Marketing
4 3 (2.42%) Law
4 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) Middleware
2 5 (4.03%) HTML
3 4 (3.23%) JSP
3 4 (3.23%) Web Services
3 4 (3.23%) SailPoint
4 3 (2.42%) LAMP
4 3 (2.42%) XML
5 2 (1.61%) .NET
5 2 (1.61%) XSD
5 2 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.61%) Sensu
6 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.81%) WSGI
6 1 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.81%) XSL
6 1 (0.81%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Open Source
3 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.61%) Clustering
4 2 (1.61%) Interactive TV
4 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) User Experience
5 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.81%) RIA
5 1 (0.81%) Wiki
5 1 (0.81%) CCTV
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) PMI
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (36.29%) Linux
2 43 (34.68%) Windows
3 26 (20.97%) UNIX
4 18 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (12.10%) Windows 7
5 15 (12.10%) CentOS
6 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (11.29%) Solaris
7 12 (9.68%) Ubuntu
8 10 (8.06%) Windows XP
8 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.39%) ITIL
2 24 (19.35%) DevOps
3 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (14.52%) Change Management
4 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 14 (11.29%) Load Balancing
7 13 (10.48%) Scrum
8 12 (9.68%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.06%) Build Automation
10 9 (7.26%) Performance Management
11 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
12 7 (5.65%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (4.84%) Validation
14 5 (4.03%) Low Latency
14 5 (4.03%) Mentoring
14 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (3.23%) Identity Management
15 4 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) Java
2 13 (10.48%) SQL
3 12 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 12 (9.68%) Ruby
4 11 (8.87%) Perl
4 11 (8.87%) PHP
5 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.65%) Python
7 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.61%) VBScript
8 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.61%) Golang
9 1 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) XPath
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.16%) SC Cleared
3 18 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.26%) MCSE
6 8 (6.45%) CCIE
7 7 (5.65%) CCNA
8 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.03%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.03%) CCNP
9 4 (3.23%) CCIP
9 4 (3.23%) JNCIP
9 4 (3.23%) Degree
10 2 (1.61%) MCP
10 2 (1.61%) CISSP
10 2 (1.61%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.61%) EXIN
10 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) JSP 440
2 5 (4.03%) QA
3 4 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (15.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.61%) Xen
5 2 (1.61%) NLBS
5 2 (1.61%) XenServer
6 1 (0.81%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.81%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) vCloud
6 1 (0.81%) Varnish
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (23.39%) Puppet
2 21 (16.94%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (10.48%) Ansible
4 9 (7.26%) Nagios
5 4 (3.23%) Zenoss
5 4 (3.23%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.42%) SCCM
6 3 (2.42%) Control-M
7 2 (1.61%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.61%) WSUS
7 2 (1.61%) SCOM
7 2 (1.61%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.61%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.61%) collectd
8 1 (0.81%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (28.23%) Cisco
2 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.29%) VMware
4 11 (8.87%) Juniper
5 10 (8.06%) Oracle
6 8 (6.45%) EMC
7 7 (5.65%) Brocade
7 7 (5.65%) Citrix
8 6 (4.84%) Remedy
8 6 (4.84%) F5
9 5 (4.03%) RightScale
9 5 (4.03%) Infoblox
9 5 (4.03%) BT
9 5 (4.03%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.03%) Nortel
9 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.03%) HP
9 5 (4.03%) IBM
9 5 (4.03%) Sun
10 4 (3.23%) TIBCO
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