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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 514 537 514
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 138 108 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 78 35
Median daily rate £400 £353 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -17.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £500
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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 +15 131 £406 +16.07% 32
London +17 53 £470 +23.68% 12
South East +9 17 £431 -17.85% 5
North West +7 15 £400 -13.51% 6
North East - 13 £340 - 2
Cheshire +7 12 £400 -13.51%
West Yorkshire +12 11 £345 +15.00% 2
Leeds +7 11 £345 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire +2 11 £345 +15.00% 2
Tyne and Wear - 11 £340 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £340 - 2
Warrington +10 10 £400 -13.51%
Hampshire +10 9 £438 +6.06% 1
City of London +46 8 £450 +38.46% 3
East Midlands - 7 £280 -
West Midlands - 6 £338 - 1
Berkshire -3 5 £338 -12.90% 2
South West -8 5 £425 -1.44% 2
Shropshire - 5 £338 -
Wiltshire - 5 £425 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £280 -
Telford - 5 £338 -
Southampton - 5 £438 - 1
Scotland 0 4 £394 -
East of England -1 4 £375 +114.28% 2
Leicester - 4 £280 -
Wales +18 3 £350 -7.28% 1
Cardiff +16 3 £350 -12.50%
South Wales +13 3 £350 -7.28%
Norfolk -20 3 £375 +114.28%

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 134 (51.74%) Linux
2 123 (47.49%) DevOps
3 70 (27.03%) Puppet
4 68 (26.25%) Windows
5 64 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (22.01%) ITIL
7 54 (20.85%) Configuration Management
8 52 (20.08%) Git (software)
9 50 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
10 48 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (18.53%) Unix
11 47 (18.15%) Ruby
12 44 (16.99%) Jenkins
13 43 (16.60%) Python
14 42 (16.22%) Firewall
15 40 (15.44%) Java
16 39 (15.06%) SQL
16 39 (15.06%) Ansible
17 36 (13.90%) Docker
17 36 (13.90%) Windows Server
18 35 (13.51%) Security Cleared
18 35 (13.51%) Cisco
18 35 (13.51%) VMware
19 33 (12.74%) Open Source
20 32 (12.36%) Oracle
21 31 (11.97%) Finance
22 27 (10.42%) PowerShell
22 27 (10.42%) Microsoft
23 26 (10.04%) MongoDB
24 25 (9.65%) High Availability

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 15 (5.79%) Confluence
2 14 (5.41%) Apache
3 13 (5.02%) IIS
3 13 (5.02%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.25%) nginx
5 10 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.32%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.93%) Jetty
9 5 (1.93%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.54%) JBoss
10 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
Applications
1 10 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.95%) PaaS
3 14 (5.41%) IaaS
4 13 (5.02%) SaaS
5 10 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.09%) GitHub
7 6 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.54%) Google App Engine
8 4 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.16%) Office 365
9 3 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.77%) Route 53
11 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.22%) Firewall
2 22 (8.49%) TCP/IP
3 21 (8.11%) DNS
4 18 (6.95%) HTTP
5 13 (5.02%) SAN
5 13 (5.02%) SSL
6 12 (4.63%) LAN
7 11 (4.25%) DHCP
7 11 (4.25%) VPN
8 10 (3.86%) WAN
8 10 (3.86%) Wireless
9 8 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.32%) BGP
10 6 (2.32%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (2.32%) MPLS
11 5 (1.93%) Network Security
11 5 (1.93%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (1.54%) 4G
12 4 (1.54%) LDAP
12 4 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.04%) MongoDB
2 24 (9.27%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (8.11%) MySQL
4 17 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 16 (6.18%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.77%) Big Data
9 2 (0.77%) HBase
9 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.39%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 44 (16.99%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.56%) JIRA
4 13 (5.02%) Maven
5 9 (3.47%) GitLab
6 8 (3.09%) Vagrant
7 7 (2.70%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.93%) Selenium
10 4 (1.54%) Appium
10 4 (1.54%) Mocha
10 4 (1.54%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.16%) Ant
11 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.16%) Subversion
11 3 (1.16%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.77%) Introscope
12 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 31 (11.97%) Finance
2 9 (3.47%) Banking
2 9 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.70%) Publishing
3 7 (2.70%) Retail
4 5 (1.93%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.54%) Front Office
6 3 (1.16%) Back Office
6 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.16%) Legal
6 3 (1.16%) Local Government
7 2 (0.77%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.63%) .NET
2 9 (3.47%) HTML
3 8 (3.09%) Web Services
4 6 (2.32%) Middleware
4 6 (2.32%) Servlets
5 5 (1.93%) Kafka
5 5 (1.93%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (1.93%) Sensu
6 4 (1.54%) Chai
6 4 (1.54%) J2EE
6 4 (1.54%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (1.54%) Node.js
6 4 (1.54%) SOAP
7 3 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.16%) CSS
7 3 (1.16%) SPML
8 2 (0.77%) CSS3
8 2 (0.77%) MCollective
8 2 (0.77%) PhoneGap
8 2 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.25%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.70%) NHS
4 7 (2.70%) Replication
5 6 (2.32%) Clustering
6 5 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.93%) VCE vBlock
7 4 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.54%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.16%) CMDB
8 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.16%) User Experience
9 2 (0.77%) iPhone
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (51.74%) Linux
2 68 (26.25%) Windows
3 48 (18.53%) Unix
4 36 (13.90%) Windows Server
5 24 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (5.79%) Solaris
8 15 (5.79%) Ubuntu
9 12 (4.63%) CentOS
9 12 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.47%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.09%) CoreOS
12 5 (1.93%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.16%) AIX
13 3 (1.16%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.77%) Android
15 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (47.49%) DevOps
2 64 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (22.01%) ITIL
4 54 (20.85%) Configuration Management
5 48 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (12.74%) Open Source
7 25 (9.65%) High Availability
8 21 (8.11%) Web Operations
9 20 (7.72%) Problem Management
9 20 (7.72%) Security Operations
9 20 (7.72%) Service Delivery
10 17 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (6.56%) ITIL V3
11 16 (6.18%) Change Management
11 16 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (5.79%) SIEM
13 13 (5.02%) Automated Testing
13 13 (5.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (5.02%) Project Management
14 12 (4.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.15%) Ruby
2 43 (16.60%) Python
3 40 (15.44%) Java
4 39 (15.06%) SQL
5 27 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 23 (8.88%) Bash Shell
7 19 (7.34%) Go
8 17 (6.56%) Perl
9 13 (5.02%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.86%) PHP
11 6 (2.32%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.93%) C#
13 4 (1.54%) C
14 3 (1.16%) VBScript
15 2 (0.77%) COBOL
15 2 (0.77%) Groovy
15 2 (0.77%) VB
16 1 (0.39%) C++
16 1 (0.39%) Scala
16 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.72%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.41%) CCNA
3 14 (5.41%) CCNP
4 13 (5.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (4.25%) Degree
6 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.70%) MCSE
8 5 (1.93%) MCSA
9 4 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.16%) CISSP
10 3 (1.16%) HNC
10 3 (1.16%) HND
11 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.77%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.77%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.77%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.56%) SLA
2 12 (4.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.77%) GPG13
4 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) BS7799
5 1 (0.39%) GCP
5 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 36 (13.90%) Docker
2 25 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.95%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.47%) etcd
4 9 (3.47%) flannel
4 9 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.47%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.32%) vSphere
7 5 (1.93%) Ceph
7 5 (1.93%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.54%) vCloud
8 4 (1.54%) Xen
9 3 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (1.16%) Dovecot
9 3 (1.16%) SpamAssassin
10 2 (0.77%) Varnish
10 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (27.03%) Puppet
2 39 (15.06%) Ansible
3 24 (9.27%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.95%) Kubernetes
4 18 (6.95%) Terraform
5 14 (5.41%) NetBackup
6 11 (4.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (3.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (3.86%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (3.47%) logstash
9 8 (3.09%) SCOM
10 7 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (2.70%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.32%) Consul
11 6 (2.32%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.93%) Graphite
12 5 (1.93%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.93%) Packer
12 5 (1.93%) rkt
12 5 (1.93%) Simpana
Vendors
1 35 (13.51%) Cisco
1 35 (13.51%) VMware
2 32 (12.36%) Oracle
3 27 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.56%) Symantec
5 16 (6.18%) CheckPoint
6 15 (5.79%) NetApp
7 13 (5.02%) HP
8 11 (4.25%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.86%) Citrix
9 10 (3.86%) Qualys
9 10 (3.86%) Veritas
10 9 (3.47%) Atlassian
10 9 (3.47%) CommVault
11 7 (2.70%) Forcepoint
11 7 (2.70%) Google
11 7 (2.70%) Juniper
12 5 (1.93%) Aruba
12 5 (1.93%) EMC
12 5 (1.93%) Splunk
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