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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 540 559 527
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 54 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.074% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.080% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 17
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£370 £375 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £210
% change year-on-year
- +78.57%
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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 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 24 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 +9 51 £360 -4.00% 23
London +21 30 £360 -0.68% 11
North West -24 10 £379 +1.00% 1
City of London +22 9 £315 +14.54% 6
Manchester -6 8 - - 1
South East -14 6 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire -10 3 - - 1
Leeds -14 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -16 3 - - 2
Hampshire -17 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £400 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £400 - 1
Surrey -1 1 - - 1
Berkshire -5 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Cheshire -14 1 £408 +8.66%
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £335 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £250 -
Belfast - 1 £250 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
East of England - 1 £335 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - - 3

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 56 (44.44%) Cisco
2 50 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (38.10%) Linux
4 45 (35.71%) Windows
5 36 (28.57%) CCNP
6 35 (27.78%) UNIX
7 34 (26.98%) CCNA
8 32 (25.40%) BGP
8 32 (25.40%) Firewall
9 31 (24.60%) MPLS
9 31 (24.60%) Juniper
10 28 (22.22%) Finance
11 25 (19.84%) OSPF
12 23 (18.25%) Telecoms
12 23 (18.25%) Load Balancing
13 22 (17.46%) CCIE
13 22 (17.46%) VPN
13 22 (17.46%) Junos
14 21 (16.67%) HSRP
14 21 (16.67%) Ethernet
14 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 20 (15.87%) IPv4
15 20 (15.87%) VRRP
15 20 (15.87%) BT
15 20 (15.87%) JNCIA
16 19 (15.08%) IOS XR
16 19 (15.08%) JNCIP
16 19 (15.08%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (15.08%) BT 21CN
16 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 14 (11.11%) IIS
1 14 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.17%) Lync
3 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.17%) Apache
4 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.38%) nginx
4 3 (2.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.59%) Node.js
5 2 (1.59%) Jetty
5 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.38%) PaaS
3 3 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.59%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.59%) Office 365
4 2 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Route 53
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.40%) BGP
1 32 (25.40%) Firewall
2 31 (24.60%) MPLS
3 25 (19.84%) OSPF
4 22 (17.46%) VPN
4 22 (17.46%) Junos
5 21 (16.67%) HSRP
5 21 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 20 (15.87%) IPv4
6 20 (15.87%) VRRP
7 19 (15.08%) IOS XR
7 19 (15.08%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (15.08%) BT 21CN
7 19 (15.08%) RSVP
7 19 (15.08%) L2TP
7 19 (15.08%) IPv6
7 19 (15.08%) Broadband
8 17 (13.49%) DNS
8 17 (13.49%) HTTP
8 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) MySQL
2 7 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.59%) Redis
5 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) OLTP
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.38%) Subversion
3 3 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 23 (18.25%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.94%) Banking
4 8 (6.35%) Games
5 7 (5.56%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Military
6 4 (3.17%) Back Office
7 3 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Web Services
2 6 (4.76%) Middleware
3 4 (3.17%) SailPoint
3 4 (3.17%) JSP
4 3 (2.38%) XML
4 3 (2.38%) HTML
5 2 (1.59%) .NET
5 2 (1.59%) J2EE
5 2 (1.59%) Servlets
5 2 (1.59%) CSS
6 1 (0.79%) XSL
6 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.14%) Open Source
3 8 (6.35%) iPad
3 8 (6.35%) Streaming Video
3 8 (6.35%) iPhone
4 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) CMDB
5 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) RIA
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (38.10%) Linux
2 45 (35.71%) Windows
3 35 (27.78%) UNIX
4 12 (9.52%) Solaris
5 10 (7.94%) Windows 7
5 10 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.38%) CentOS
8 3 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.79%) zOS
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.25%) Load Balancing
2 18 (14.29%) ITIL
3 16 (12.70%) DevOps
4 15 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.73%) Change Management
7 11 (8.73%) Service Management
8 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.94%) Validation
8 10 (7.94%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.35%) Network Management
11 7 (5.56%) CRM
11 7 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.76%) ITSM
12 6 (4.76%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
14 4 (3.17%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) Java
1 16 (12.70%) SQL
2 11 (8.73%) Python
3 8 (6.35%) Ruby
3 8 (6.35%) Perl
4 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.59%) PHP
6 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.79%) JCL
7 1 (0.79%) REXX
7 1 (0.79%) C
7 1 (0.79%) C++
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
7 1 (0.79%) XPath
7 1 (0.79%) Jython
7 1 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (28.57%) CCNP
3 34 (26.98%) CCNA
4 22 (17.46%) CCIE
5 20 (15.87%) JNCIA
6 19 (15.08%) JNCIP
6 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
6 19 (15.08%) CCIP
7 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (7.14%) MCSE
8 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.97%) Degree
11 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.59%) CCVP
11 2 (1.59%) MCP
11 2 (1.59%) MCSA
12 1 (0.79%) CISSP
12 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.79%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) Xen
4 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) NFS
5 1 (0.79%) XenApp
5 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.79%) NLBS
5 1 (0.79%) Samba
5 1 (0.79%) iptables
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 18 (14.29%) Puppet
2 17 (13.49%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.17%) Ansible
4 4 (3.17%) SCCM
4 4 (3.17%) Control-M
5 3 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.38%) SCOM
5 3 (2.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (2.38%) Salt
5 3 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.59%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.59%) Nagios
6 2 (1.59%) Netcool
7 1 (0.79%) MOM
7 1 (0.79%) OpenView
7 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) Cisco
2 31 (24.60%) Juniper
3 20 (15.87%) BT
4 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 16 (12.70%) VMware
6 12 (9.52%) F5
7 10 (7.94%) Citrix
8 9 (7.14%) HP
9 8 (6.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (6.35%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.76%) Oracle
11 6 (4.76%) BMC
11 6 (4.76%) Sun
12 5 (3.97%) CA
12 5 (3.97%) Splunk
13 4 (3.17%) IBM
13 4 (3.17%) TIBCO
14 3 (2.38%) Websense
15 2 (1.59%) Aruba