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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 567 518 529
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 56 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 20
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£375 £396 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +50.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £319 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.56% +15.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £24.12 £21.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% -37.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.89% -3.33%

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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -32 53 £400 +0.94% 24
London +5 30 £400 - 9
South East -4 7 - - 4
Yorkshire +5 6 £362 -0.13% 1
East Midlands 0 4 £425 +129.72%
Berkshire +10 3 - - 2
North West -9 3 £400 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
City of London +15 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire 0 2 £400 +10.34% 1
Leeds 0 2 £400 +10.34% 1
North East - 2 £325 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £325 - 4
Essex -11 1 - - 1
East of England -28 1 - - 2
Scotland - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 34 (34.34%) Linux
2 33 (33.33%) Windows
3 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 26 (26.26%) ITIL
5 23 (23.23%) SAN
5 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
6 22 (22.22%) Cisco
7 21 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 21 (21.21%) Performance Management
8 19 (19.19%) EMC
9 18 (18.18%) DNS
9 18 (18.18%) Puppet
10 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (17.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 17 (17.17%) VMware
10 17 (17.17%) Connectrix
10 17 (17.17%) Brocade
11 15 (15.15%) Finance
11 15 (15.15%) DevOps
12 14 (14.14%) Perl
13 13 (13.13%) Java
13 13 (13.13%) Configuration Management
13 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
14 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
14 12 (12.12%) DHCP
14 12 (12.12%) UNIX
14 12 (12.12%) Banking
14 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
15 11 (11.11%) Windows 7

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 11 (11.11%) Apache
2 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.05%) CMS
5 4 (4.04%) IIS
6 3 (3.03%) Lync
6 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.02%) Confluence
7 2 (2.02%) Node.js
8 1 (1.01%) uWSGI
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.01%) nginx
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (3.03%) Route 53
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.23%) SAN
2 18 (18.18%) DNS
3 17 (17.17%) Connectrix
4 12 (12.12%) DHCP
5 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.09%) LAN
7 8 (8.08%) WAN
8 7 (7.07%) Wireless
8 7 (7.07%) BIG-IP
8 7 (7.07%) Network Security
8 7 (7.07%) BOOTP
8 7 (7.07%) OSPF
8 7 (7.07%) Internet
9 6 (6.06%) BGP
10 5 (5.05%) WAAS
10 5 (5.05%) Multicast
10 5 (5.05%) IGMP
10 5 (5.05%) Wireshark
10 5 (5.05%) Firewall
10 5 (5.05%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.02%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.02%) Redis
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.06%) Subversion
4 5 (5.05%) Maven
5 4 (4.04%) JIRA
6 3 (3.03%) Hudson
7 2 (2.02%) JUnit
7 2 (2.02%) Gradle
8 1 (1.01%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.01%) AdminStudio
8 1 (1.01%) Ant
General
1 15 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Banking
3 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.06%) German Language
5 4 (4.04%) Law
5 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) HTML
1 4 (4.04%) LAMP
2 2 (2.02%) XML
2 2 (2.02%) XSD
2 2 (2.02%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) Sensu
2 2 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.01%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.01%) WSGI
3 1 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.01%) ODBC
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.05%) Open Source
2 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.02%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.01%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) CCTV
5 1 (1.01%) Wiki
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) PMI
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.34%) Linux
2 33 (33.33%) Windows
3 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.12%) UNIX
6 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.07%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.07%) Solaris
8 4 (4.04%) CentOS
9 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) ITIL
2 21 (21.21%) Performance Management
3 15 (15.15%) DevOps
4 13 (13.13%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (9.09%) Release Management
6 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.07%) Change Management
9 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.05%) Low Latency
10 5 (5.05%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.05%) Scrum
11 4 (4.04%) Time Management
11 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.04%) Migration
11 4 (4.04%) Business Continuity
11 4 (4.04%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) Perl
2 13 (13.13%) Java
3 11 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.11%) PHP
4 9 (9.09%) Python
5 8 (8.08%) SQL
6 6 (6.06%) C
7 5 (5.05%) Ruby
7 5 (5.05%) VBScript
8 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.02%) C++
9 2 (2.02%) Golang
9 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.05%) CCIE
6 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 2 (2.02%) CCNA
7 2 (2.02%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.02%) Degree
7 2 (2.02%) EXIN
8 1 (1.01%) CCEE
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
8 1 (1.01%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.01%) PMP
8 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.01%) CCEA
8 1 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (1.01%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.04%) QA
3 3 (3.03%) SLA
4 1 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.03%) XenServer
6 2 (2.02%) NLBS
7 1 (1.01%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.01%) vCloud
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.01%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.01%) Varnish
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.01%) Xen
7 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.01%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (18.18%) Puppet
2 10 (10.10%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (9.09%) Nagios
4 4 (4.04%) Zenoss
4 4 (4.04%) Ansible
5 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.02%) WSUS
6 2 (2.02%) Ganglia
6 2 (2.02%) collectd
6 2 (2.02%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.01%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.01%) Check_MK
7 1 (1.01%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (22.22%) Cisco
2 21 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.19%) EMC
4 17 (17.17%) VMware
4 17 (17.17%) Brocade
5 10 (10.10%) Oracle
6 7 (7.07%) Infoblox
6 7 (7.07%) Citrix
7 6 (6.06%) Juniper
7 6 (6.06%) Remedy
7 6 (6.06%) F5
8 5 (5.05%) HP
8 5 (5.05%) Nortel
8 5 (5.05%) Cognos
9 4 (4.04%) IBM
10 3 (3.03%) RightScale
10 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.03%) NetApp
10 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.02%) JBoss
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