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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 536 549 516
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 77 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.081% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.088% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 13 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-38.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.47 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £32.47 -
% change year-on-year
-32.24% -

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +3 77 £325 +18.18% 18
London -2 33 £364 +32.27% 12
East of England +24 23 £175 -58.82% 1
Norfolk - 21 £175 -
South East -11 11 £345 +15.00% 3
Berkshire +19 6 £345 +15.00% 1
City of London -10 6 £325 +18.18% 3
West Yorkshire -16 4 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -17 4 £300 - 1
Leeds -22 4 £300 - 1
Cheshire -1 3 - -
Hampshire -1 3 £413 - 1
North West -15 3 - -
South West - 3 £345 -
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £345 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £343 - 1
Oxfordshire -23 1 £190 -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £345 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Winchester - 1 £190 -
Croydon - 1 £325 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £190 -
King's Lynn - 1 £175 -
Hook - 1 £500 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (45.16%) Windows
2 51 (41.13%) VMware
3 38 (30.65%) Active Directory
4 35 (28.23%) Cisco
5 32 (25.81%) Linux
6 31 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (24.19%) Citrix
8 29 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (23.39%) Finance
8 29 (23.39%) Firewall
9 26 (20.97%) HP
9 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (20.16%) SQL
10 25 (20.16%) Windows 7
11 24 (19.35%) Xen
12 23 (18.55%) CRM
13 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
13 21 (16.94%) SAN
13 21 (16.94%) MPLS
14 20 (16.13%) BGP
14 20 (16.13%) CCNP
14 20 (16.13%) DNS
14 20 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (15.32%) SharePoint
15 19 (15.32%) ITIL
15 19 (15.32%) Puppet
15 19 (15.32%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (15.32%) DevOps
16 18 (14.52%) SAP

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (15.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.71%) IIS
2 17 (13.71%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.03%) Lync
4 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.61%) Jetty
6 2 (1.61%) nginx
6 2 (1.61%) CMS
6 2 (1.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Office
2 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (14.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.23%) Office 365
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (2.42%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.61%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.39%) Firewall
2 21 (16.94%) SAN
2 21 (16.94%) MPLS
3 20 (16.13%) BGP
3 20 (16.13%) DNS
4 16 (12.90%) OSPF
5 15 (12.10%) HTTP
6 14 (11.29%) VPN
7 13 (10.48%) Junos
7 13 (10.48%) HSRP
8 12 (9.68%) Ethernet
8 12 (9.68%) VRRP
9 11 (8.87%) IPv4
10 10 (8.06%) IPv6
10 10 (8.06%) L2TP
10 10 (8.06%) RSVP
10 10 (8.06%) Broadband
10 10 (8.06%) LAN
10 10 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (8.06%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) MySQL
1 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) DB2
4 1 (0.81%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) Ant
2 1 (0.81%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (23.39%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Games
2 11 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.61%) Back Office
6 2 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.61%) XML
2 2 (1.61%) HTML
2 2 (1.61%) .NET
2 2 (1.61%) J2EE
2 2 (1.61%) CSS
2 2 (1.61%) Servlets
3 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.81%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Streaming Video
1 11 (8.87%) iPhone
1 11 (8.87%) iPad
2 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.61%) CMDB
6 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Wiki
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (45.16%) Windows
2 32 (25.81%) Linux
3 31 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (20.16%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.29%) UNIX
7 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.03%) CentOS
9 4 (3.23%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.61%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.81%) zOS
12 1 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) CRM
2 20 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (15.32%) ITIL
3 19 (15.32%) DevOps
4 18 (14.52%) Service Management
5 17 (13.71%) Load Balancing
5 17 (13.71%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.87%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (8.06%) Server Building
8 10 (8.06%) ITSM
8 10 (8.06%) Business Continuity
9 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.84%) Change Management
10 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.03%) Process Management
11 5 (4.03%) Workflow
11 5 (4.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) SQL
2 6 (4.84%) Java
3 5 (4.03%) Python
4 4 (3.23%) Perl
5 2 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.81%) VBScript
6 1 (0.81%) REXX
6 1 (0.81%) JCL
6 1 (0.81%) Jython
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.13%) CCNP
3 18 (14.52%) CCNA
4 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.87%) CCIE
5 11 (8.87%) JNCIA
6 10 (8.06%) JNCIP
6 10 (8.06%) CCIP
6 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.65%) Degree
8 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.23%) MCSE
10 2 (1.61%) MCSA
10 2 (1.61%) MCTS
10 2 (1.61%) MCITP
11 1 (0.81%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (30.65%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (19.35%) Xen
4 5 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.42%) NLBS
6 2 (1.61%) vSphere
6 2 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.81%) iptables
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) Samba
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (15.32%) Puppet
1 19 (15.32%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (14.52%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (3.23%) SCOM
3 4 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.42%) SCCM
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.42%) WSUS
5 2 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.61%) Nagios
5 2 (1.61%) OpenView
5 2 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (1.61%) Ansible
5 2 (1.61%) Salt
6 1 (0.81%) Opsview
Vendors
1 51 (41.13%) VMware
2 35 (28.23%) Cisco
3 30 (24.19%) Citrix
4 26 (20.97%) HP
5 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
6 18 (14.52%) SAP
6 18 (14.52%) Hitachi
6 18 (14.52%) Symantec
7 17 (13.71%) Juniper
8 11 (8.87%) CheckPoint
8 11 (8.87%) Barracuda Networks
9 10 (8.06%) BT
10 7 (5.65%) F5
11 6 (4.84%) CA
12 5 (4.03%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.23%) Websense
14 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.42%) McAfee
14 3 (2.42%) Google
14 3 (2.42%) Oracle