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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 482 539 483
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -56
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 156 110 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 82 109
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Median hourly rate £41.00 £41.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +137.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.46 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.65% +73.83%

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +48 147 £375 -11.76% 25
London -26 48 £500 +17.64% 14
North East -10 30 £345 -23.33% 1
North West +26 29 £344 +5.76% 1
Tyne and Wear -11 27 £350 -22.22% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 26 £350 -22.22% 1
Lancashire +11 17 £363 +3.57%
Blackpool +5 17 £363 +3.57%
South East +21 13 £400 +21.21% 3
East of England +10 11 £350 -31.70%
City of London +1 8 £575 +55.93% 3
Cheshire - 8 £313 -
South West +13 7 £375 -6.25%
Wales +5 7 £375 -
Swansea - 7 £375 -
West Wales - 7 £375 -
Warrington - 7 £313 -
Wiltshire - 6 - -
Norfolk - 6 £253 -
West Midlands - 6 £401 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £363 -
Teddington - 5 - -
Berkshire +9 4 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 4 £450 +50.00%
Shropshire - 3 £401 - 1
St Albans - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £350 -
Telford - 3 £401 - 1
Hampshire +17 2 £400 - 1

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 144 (52.17%) DevOps
2 121 (43.84%) Linux
3 109 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (34.06%) ITIL
5 67 (24.28%) Windows
6 65 (23.55%) Puppet
7 54 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
8 52 (18.84%) Python
8 52 (18.84%) Unix
9 51 (18.48%) Change Management
10 50 (18.12%) Service Management
11 49 (17.75%) PaaS
11 49 (17.75%) Security Cleared
12 48 (17.39%) Open Source
13 42 (15.22%) Java
13 42 (15.22%) Cisco
14 41 (14.86%) Configuration Management
15 40 (14.49%) ITSM
15 40 (14.49%) Oracle
15 40 (14.49%) IaaS
16 39 (14.13%) SaaS
16 39 (14.13%) Firewall
16 39 (14.13%) Docker
17 37 (13.41%) Jenkins
18 35 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
19 33 (11.96%) Problem Management
19 33 (11.96%) Finance
20 32 (11.59%) VMware
20 32 (11.59%) Microsoft
20 32 (11.59%) Continuous Integration

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 23 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 19 (6.88%) Apache
3 17 (6.16%) Confluence
4 10 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.62%) IIS
5 8 (2.90%) nginx
6 7 (2.54%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.17%) JBoss
8 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.45%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.72%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.36%) FileNet
11 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.09%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (17.75%) PaaS
3 40 (14.49%) IaaS
4 39 (14.13%) SaaS
5 28 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (3.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (3.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (2.17%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.17%) GitHub
9 5 (1.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.09%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (1.09%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.09%) Office 365
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.72%) Heroku
12 2 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.13%) Firewall
2 18 (6.52%) DNS
3 16 (5.80%) HTTP
3 16 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.99%) DHCP
4 11 (3.99%) SSL
5 10 (3.62%) Internet
5 10 (3.62%) VPN
6 8 (2.90%) VLAN
7 7 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.17%) LAN
8 6 (2.17%) VoIP
9 5 (1.81%) IPsec
9 5 (1.81%) Network Security
9 5 (1.81%) WAN
10 4 (1.45%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.45%) HSRP
10 4 (1.45%) SAN
11 3 (1.09%) ICMP
11 3 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.99%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (3.99%) MySQL
3 9 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.90%) SAP HANA
5 7 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.17%) Big Data
7 5 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.09%) DB2
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.72%) HBase
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 37 (13.41%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.33%) JIRA
4 12 (4.35%) Maven
5 4 (1.45%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.45%) Subversion
5 4 (1.45%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.09%) GitLab
7 2 (0.72%) Ant
7 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.72%) Gradle
7 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.36%) PVCS
8 1 (0.36%) Toad
8 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (11.96%) Finance
2 8 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.17%) Legal
5 4 (1.45%) Electronics
5 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.45%) Publishing
6 3 (1.09%) Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (0.72%) Front Office
7 2 (0.72%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.26%) Kafka
1 9 (3.26%) Web Services
2 8 (2.90%) .NET
2 8 (2.90%) ELK Stack
2 8 (2.90%) HTML
2 8 (2.90%) Spring
3 7 (2.54%) Middleware
4 6 (2.17%) CSS
4 6 (2.17%) Django
4 6 (2.17%) LAMP
4 6 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (1.81%) boto
5 5 (1.81%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (1.45%) Node.js
6 4 (1.45%) Servlets
7 3 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.72%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.72%) J2EE
8 2 (0.72%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.07%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.71%) Tandem
4 8 (2.90%) User Experience
5 7 (2.54%) Clustering
5 7 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.81%) NHS
7 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.09%) Statistics
9 2 (0.72%) AS400
9 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.72%) Wiki
10 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.36%) CESG
10 1 (0.36%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 121 (43.84%) Linux
2 67 (24.28%) Windows
3 52 (18.84%) Unix
4 28 (10.14%) Windows Server
5 24 (8.70%) AIX
6 23 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (6.88%) Windows 2000
7 19 (6.88%) Windows XP
8 13 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.62%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.54%) CentOS
12 3 (1.09%) Debian
12 3 (1.09%) HPUX
13 2 (0.72%) MVS
13 2 (0.72%) Solaris
13 2 (0.72%) SUSE
13 2 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (52.17%) DevOps
2 109 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (34.06%) ITIL
4 51 (18.48%) Change Management
5 50 (18.12%) Service Management
6 48 (17.39%) Open Source
7 41 (14.86%) Configuration Management
8 40 (14.49%) ITSM
9 33 (11.96%) Problem Management
10 32 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (11.23%) PRINCE2
12 29 (10.51%) Service Delivery
13 26 (9.42%) High Availability
13 26 (9.42%) Web Operations
14 24 (8.70%) Release Management
15 23 (8.33%) Data Management
16 21 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (6.88%) Capacity Planning
18 18 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
19 17 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.84%) Python
2 42 (15.22%) Java
3 31 (11.23%) Ruby
4 24 (8.70%) SQL
5 22 (7.97%) Bash Shell
6 15 (5.43%) Perl
6 15 (5.43%) PHP
7 9 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.90%) Go
9 6 (2.17%) C#
10 5 (1.81%) C
10 5 (1.81%) Scala
11 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.36%) R
12 1 (0.36%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 49 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (4.71%) CCNA
5 13 (4.71%) Degree
6 9 (3.26%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.26%) MCP
7 8 (2.90%) CCNP
7 8 (2.90%) MCSE
7 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.54%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.17%) MCSA
10 4 (1.45%) HNC
11 3 (1.09%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.09%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.72%) CCIE
12 2 (0.72%) GIAC
12 2 (0.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.51%) SLA
2 11 (3.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) GCP
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (14.13%) Docker
2 21 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.88%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (5.43%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.54%) Firmware
7 5 (1.81%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.81%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.45%) GFS2
8 4 (1.45%) GlusterFS
8 4 (1.45%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.72%) etcd
9 2 (0.72%) flannel
9 2 (0.72%) vSphere
10 1 (0.36%) HDFS
10 1 (0.36%) LXC
10 1 (0.36%) Varnish
10 1 (0.36%) vCloud
10 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (23.55%) Puppet
2 35 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (10.14%) Ansible
4 18 (6.52%) Terraform
5 10 (3.62%) Salt
6 9 (3.26%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.26%) logstash
7 8 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (2.54%) Kibana
8 7 (2.54%) Nagios
8 7 (2.54%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.17%) SCCM
10 4 (1.45%) CFEngine
10 4 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.45%) SCOM
10 4 (1.45%) SELinux
11 3 (1.09%) Mesos
11 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.09%) WSUS
11 3 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (15.22%) Cisco
2 40 (14.49%) Oracle
3 32 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.59%) VMware
4 19 (6.88%) Red Hat
5 14 (5.07%) SAP
6 12 (4.35%) EMC
7 9 (3.26%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.26%) SaltStack
8 7 (2.54%) HP
8 7 (2.54%) NetApp
8 7 (2.54%) Qualys
9 6 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.17%) F5
10 5 (1.81%) Avaya
10 5 (1.81%) Epicor
10 5 (1.81%) Forcepoint
10 5 (1.81%) Sophos
10 5 (1.81%) Splunk
11 4 (1.45%) Symantec
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