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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 518 451 538
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +87
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 101 150 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.31% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 106 23
Average daily rate £425 £438 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £269 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £50.15 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.15 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.61% -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -46 94 £425 -5.55% 33
London -50 54 £425 -5.55% 13
West Yorkshire +10 16 £450 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 16 £450 +20.00% 1
City of London +34 11 £425 - 4
East of England +6 9 £475 -13.63% 3
Peterborough +15 4 £550 -
Cambridgeshire +9 4 £550 - 1
South East -6 4 - - 6
Leeds -14 4 £508 +35.46% 1
North West -26 4 £325 -20.24% 2
South West -3 3 £400 +6.66% 2
Surrey -4 3 - - 2
Manchester -25 3 £325 - 2
Guildford - 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £340 -
Scotland -9 2 £385 +6.50% 1
Edinburgh -14 2 £385 +2.66%
North East -23 2 £508 +103.00%
Bristol - 2 £431 - 1
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £444 - 1
Newport - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £444 -
Berkshire +1 1 - - 1
Cheshire -5 1 £463 +13.49%
Wiltshire -8 1 £345 -8.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -31 1 £500 +100.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 1 £500 +100.00%

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 136 (67.33%) DevOps
2 132 (65.35%) Linux
3 101 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (49.50%) Puppet
5 93 (46.04%) Configuration Management
6 87 (43.07%) VMware
6 87 (43.07%) Jenkins
7 84 (41.58%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (41.58%) Java
8 82 (40.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 82 (40.59%) Git (software)
9 81 (40.10%) Ruby
10 65 (32.18%) Bash Shell
11 61 (30.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 56 (27.72%) Ubuntu
12 56 (27.72%) Maven
13 55 (27.23%) Scrum
13 55 (27.23%) CentOS
14 50 (24.75%) Build Automation
15 44 (21.78%) ZABBIX
16 38 (18.81%) MCollective
17 35 (17.33%) Security Cleared
18 34 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
18 34 (16.83%) Cisco
19 30 (14.85%) Unix
19 30 (14.85%) vSphere
19 30 (14.85%) Data Centre
20 29 (14.36%) Tomcat
20 29 (14.36%) Python
20 29 (14.36%) TCP/IP

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (14.36%) Tomcat
2 28 (13.86%) Apache
3 21 (10.40%) OpenStack
4 13 (6.44%) Confluence
5 12 (5.94%) IIS
6 11 (5.45%) nginx
6 11 (5.45%) Node.js
7 9 (4.46%) JBoss
8 6 (2.97%) Jetty
8 6 (2.97%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.99%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.99%) FileNet
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.99%) PowerExchange
11 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) MS Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.97%) SaaS
5 5 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.98%) Google App Engine
6 4 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.49%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.50%) Office 365
8 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.36%) TCP/IP
2 25 (12.38%) HTTP
3 22 (10.89%) DNS
4 21 (10.40%) Firewall
5 15 (7.43%) SSL
6 12 (5.94%) DHCP
7 11 (5.45%) LAN
7 11 (5.45%) SAN
8 9 (4.46%) FTP
8 9 (4.46%) VPN
9 8 (3.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (3.47%) BGP
10 7 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (3.47%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.47%) OSPF
10 7 (3.47%) WAN
11 6 (2.97%) FCoE
11 6 (2.97%) IPsec
11 6 (2.97%) MPLS
11 6 (2.97%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.43%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.47%) Big Data
3 7 (3.47%) MySQL
3 7 (3.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.50%) Informix
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (43.07%) Jenkins
2 82 (40.59%) Git (software)
3 56 (27.72%) Maven
4 14 (6.93%) JIRA
5 13 (6.44%) Selenium
5 13 (6.44%) SonarQube
6 12 (5.94%) Appium
6 12 (5.94%) Mocha
7 8 (3.96%) Hudson
8 6 (2.97%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.98%) GitLab
9 4 (1.98%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.99%) Ant
11 2 (0.99%) Gradle
11 2 (0.99%) Log4j
11 2 (0.99%) Subversion
11 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (14.36%) Finance
2 12 (5.94%) Banking
3 11 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.99%) Advertising
5 2 (0.99%) Games
5 2 (0.99%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.81%) MCollective
2 16 (7.92%) .NET
3 12 (5.94%) Web Services
4 9 (4.46%) J2EE
5 6 (2.97%) Middleware
6 5 (2.48%) Servlets
7 4 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.49%) Kafka
9 2 (0.99%) Spring
9 2 (0.99%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.99%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (0.50%) Flash
10 1 (0.50%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.50%) HTML
10 1 (0.50%) LAMP
10 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.50%) SAML
10 1 (0.50%) WSDL
10 1 (0.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.96%) Clustering
3 5 (2.48%) Hedge funds
3 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.48%) Replication
4 4 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.99%) CESG
6 2 (0.99%) CMDB
6 2 (0.99%) IPTV
6 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.99%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.50%) BYOD
7 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (65.35%) Linux
2 61 (30.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 56 (27.72%) Ubuntu
4 55 (27.23%) CentOS
5 30 (14.85%) Unix
6 24 (11.88%) Windows
7 11 (5.45%) Windows Server
7 11 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.97%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.98%) AIX
10 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.99%) Solaris
11 2 (0.99%) VMS
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (67.33%) DevOps
2 101 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (46.04%) Configuration Management
4 84 (41.58%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (27.23%) Scrum
6 50 (24.75%) Build Automation
7 25 (12.38%) ITIL
8 15 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.93%) Security Patching
10 12 (5.94%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.45%) High Availability
11 11 (5.45%) Web Operations
12 10 (4.95%) Security Operations
13 9 (4.46%) Open Source
14 8 (3.96%) Automated Testing
14 8 (3.96%) Load Balancing
15 6 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (2.97%) Problem Management
16 5 (2.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (41.58%) Java
2 81 (40.10%) Ruby
3 65 (32.18%) Bash Shell
4 29 (14.36%) Python
5 13 (6.44%) SQL
6 9 (4.46%) Perl
7 8 (3.96%) C
8 7 (3.47%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.49%) Go
10 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.99%) Groovy
11 2 (0.99%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) C#
12 1 (0.50%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (6.93%) CCNA
5 13 (6.44%) CCNP
6 6 (2.97%) RHCE
6 6 (2.97%) RHCSA
6 6 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.48%) Degree
8 4 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.99%) CCIE
9 2 (0.99%) CISSP
9 2 (0.99%) MCSE
9 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.50%) CCDP
10 1 (0.50%) CCVP
10 1 (0.50%) CEH
10 1 (0.50%) ISEB
10 1 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.95%) SLA
2 4 (1.98%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (40.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (14.85%) vSphere
3 25 (12.38%) Docker
4 13 (6.44%) Active Directory
4 13 (6.44%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.96%) Xen
6 6 (2.97%) KVM
7 5 (2.48%) GFS2
7 5 (2.48%) GlusterFS
7 5 (2.48%) OCFS2
7 5 (2.48%) vCloud
8 4 (1.98%) SRDF
9 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.49%) XenServer
10 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.50%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 100 (49.50%) Puppet
2 44 (21.78%) ZABBIX
3 27 (13.37%) Ansible
4 22 (10.89%) Nagios
5 19 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (7.92%) SELinux
7 13 (6.44%) Icinga
8 11 (5.45%) FreeIPA
8 11 (5.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (2.97%) logstash
10 5 (2.48%) CFEngine
10 5 (2.48%) FortiGate
10 5 (2.48%) Terraform
11 4 (1.98%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.98%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.98%) Opsview
12 3 (1.49%) Graphite
12 3 (1.49%) Simpana
13 2 (0.99%) Grafana
13 2 (0.99%) Salt
Vendors
1 87 (43.07%) VMware
2 34 (16.83%) Cisco
3 15 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.44%) Atlassian
4 13 (6.44%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.44%) Oracle
5 12 (5.94%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.95%) HP
7 7 (3.47%) Juniper
8 6 (2.97%) NetApp
8 6 (2.97%) Remedy
8 6 (2.97%) Splunk
9 5 (2.48%) F5
9 5 (2.48%) IBM
9 5 (2.48%) TippingPoint
9 5 (2.48%) Websense
10 4 (1.98%) Brocade
10 4 (1.98%) EMC
10 4 (1.98%) Google
10 4 (1.98%) Informatica
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £425 - £460 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago