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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 452 513 466
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -47
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 144 105 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 82 103
Median daily rate £375 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £331 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +158.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £45.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.50% +81.22%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 +52 135 £375 -11.76% 22
London -8 41 £493 +15.88% 16
North East +17 39 £335 -33.00%
Tyne and Wear +17 36 £338 -28.94%
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 35 £340 -28.42%
North West +34 22 £350 +7.69% 1
East of England +11 14 £365 -33.63% 1
Lancashire +18 13 £350 -
Blackpool +16 13 £350 -
Norfolk - 10 £358 -
South East +20 7 £425 +28.78% 2
City of London -8 7 £538 +28.35% 6
Cheshire - 6 £325 -
South West +15 5 £393 +5.36%
Wales +4 5 £375 -
Swansea - 5 £375 -
West Wales - 5 £375 -
Hertfordshire +4 4 £450 +50.00%
Wiltshire +2 4 £410 +18.84%
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
Warrington - 4 £325 -
St Albans - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 1
Scotland +27 2 £388 +0.64%
East Midlands +7 2 £293 +11.42%
Berkshire +4 2 £400 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £431 -4.16% 1
Shropshire - 2 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £431 -
Oxford - 2 £463 -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (49.62%) DevOps
2 106 (40.46%) Linux
3 103 (39.31%) ITIL
4 99 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (26.72%) Windows
6 61 (23.28%) Puppet
7 60 (22.90%) Change Management
8 54 (20.61%) Open Source
9 53 (20.23%) Service Management
10 48 (18.32%) Python
11 47 (17.94%) Security Cleared
12 46 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
13 45 (17.18%) ITSM
14 44 (16.79%) PaaS
15 43 (16.41%) Configuration Management
15 43 (16.41%) Unix
16 40 (15.27%) Java
16 40 (15.27%) IaaS
17 39 (14.89%) SaaS
18 38 (14.50%) Cisco
19 37 (14.12%) Microsoft
19 37 (14.12%) Data Management
19 37 (14.12%) Problem Management
20 36 (13.74%) Opscode Chef
20 36 (13.74%) VMware
21 35 (13.36%) Finance
21 35 (13.36%) SLA
21 35 (13.36%) Jenkins
22 32 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure

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 25 (9.54%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.49%) IIS
3 16 (6.11%) Apache
4 13 (4.96%) Confluence
4 13 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.05%) nginx
7 7 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.91%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.91%) JBoss
8 5 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.76%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.38%) FileNet
12 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (9.54%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (16.79%) PaaS
3 40 (15.27%) IaaS
4 39 (14.89%) SaaS
5 32 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (5.73%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (4.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.67%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.29%) GitHub
11 5 (1.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (1.15%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.76%) Office 365
14 2 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.07%) Firewall
2 23 (8.78%) DNS
3 19 (7.25%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.87%) HTTP
5 12 (4.58%) SSL
6 10 (3.82%) DHCP
6 10 (3.82%) VPN
7 9 (3.44%) Internet
8 7 (2.67%) VLAN
9 6 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.91%) IPsec
10 5 (1.91%) LAN
10 5 (1.91%) VoIP
11 4 (1.53%) BGP
11 4 (1.53%) SAN
11 4 (1.53%) WAN
12 3 (1.15%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.15%) ICMP
12 3 (1.15%) LDAP
12 3 (1.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.96%) Amazon RDS
1 13 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.82%) MySQL
3 9 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.05%) Big Data
5 7 (2.67%) SAP HANA
6 6 (2.29%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.29%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.91%) DB2
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.15%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.15%) Impala
9 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (13.36%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.11%) JIRA
4 12 (4.58%) Maven
5 6 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.53%) Subversion
6 4 (1.53%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.15%) Ant
7 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.15%) Gradle
8 2 (0.76%) Concordion
8 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.76%) GitLab
8 2 (0.76%) Hudson
8 2 (0.76%) JBehave
8 2 (0.76%) JUnit
8 2 (0.76%) Selenium
8 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (13.36%) Finance
2 8 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.29%) Legal
4 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.53%) Electronics
5 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.53%) Marketing
6 3 (1.15%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.82%) Spring
1 10 (3.82%) Web Services
2 8 (3.05%) ELK Stack
3 7 (2.67%) HTML
3 7 (2.67%) Kafka
3 7 (2.67%) LAMP
4 6 (2.29%) Django
4 6 (2.29%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (1.91%) .NET
5 5 (1.91%) boto
5 5 (1.91%) CSS
5 5 (1.91%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (1.91%) Middleware
5 5 (1.91%) Node.js
6 4 (1.53%) Servlets
6 4 (1.53%) XML
7 3 (1.15%) SOAP
7 3 (1.15%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.34%) Tandem
3 13 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.29%) Clustering
5 6 (2.29%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.91%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.91%) User Experience
7 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.15%) NHS
7 3 (1.15%) Statistics
8 2 (0.76%) Wiki
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.38%) DataPower
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (40.46%) Linux
2 70 (26.72%) Windows
3 43 (16.41%) Unix
4 26 (9.92%) AIX
5 21 (8.02%) Windows 2000
5 21 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (8.02%) Windows XP
6 20 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (7.63%) Windows Server
7 19 (7.25%) Windows 7
8 13 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.44%) VME
9 9 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (3.05%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.91%) CentOS
12 3 (1.15%) Debian
12 3 (1.15%) HPUX
12 3 (1.15%) MVS
13 2 (0.76%) SUSE
13 2 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (49.62%) DevOps
2 103 (39.31%) ITIL
3 99 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (22.90%) Change Management
5 54 (20.61%) Open Source
6 53 (20.23%) Service Management
7 45 (17.18%) ITSM
8 43 (16.41%) Configuration Management
9 37 (14.12%) Data Management
9 37 (14.12%) Problem Management
10 32 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (12.21%) Service Delivery
11 30 (11.45%) PRINCE2
11 30 (11.45%) Release Management
12 22 (8.40%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (8.40%) High Availability
12 22 (8.40%) Web Operations
13 20 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (7.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.32%) Python
2 40 (15.27%) Java
3 29 (11.07%) SQL
4 26 (9.92%) Ruby
5 21 (8.02%) Bash Shell
6 17 (6.49%) Perl
7 13 (4.96%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.44%) PHP
9 7 (2.67%) C
10 6 (2.29%) C#
10 6 (2.29%) Go
11 5 (1.91%) Scala
12 3 (1.15%) COBOL
12 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.38%) Korn
13 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.38%) Uniface
13 1 (0.38%) VB
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.16%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (4.58%) CCNA
6 11 (4.20%) Degree
7 8 (3.05%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.67%) CCNP
8 7 (2.67%) MCP
9 6 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.29%) MCSA
9 6 (2.29%) MCSE
9 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.53%) HNC
11 3 (1.15%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.15%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.15%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.76%) CCIE
12 2 (0.76%) GCIH
12 2 (0.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.36%) SLA
2 13 (4.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (11.45%) Docker
2 25 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.96%) VMware ESX
5 12 (4.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.67%) Firmware
7 5 (1.91%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.53%) GFS2
8 4 (1.53%) GlusterFS
8 4 (1.53%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.76%) vSphere
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (23.28%) Puppet
2 36 (13.74%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (10.69%) Ansible
4 13 (4.96%) Terraform
5 8 (3.05%) Salt
6 7 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (2.67%) logstash
7 6 (2.29%) Kibana
7 6 (2.29%) Nagios
7 6 (2.29%) SCCM
8 5 (1.91%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.53%) CFEngine
9 4 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.53%) SELinux
10 3 (1.15%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.15%) SCOM
10 3 (1.15%) WSUS
11 2 (0.76%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 38 (14.50%) Cisco
2 37 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.74%) VMware
4 28 (10.69%) Oracle
5 18 (6.87%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.34%) Avaya
7 11 (4.20%) EMC
7 11 (4.20%) Epicor
7 11 (4.20%) SAP
8 7 (2.67%) NetApp
8 7 (2.67%) SaltStack
9 6 (2.29%) F5
9 6 (2.29%) ICL
9 6 (2.29%) Splunk
10 5 (1.91%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.91%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.91%) Forcepoint
10 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.91%) Sophos
11 4 (1.53%) Fujitsu