The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 547 513 550
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 40 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.065% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.070% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 17
Average daily rate £375 £253 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.51% -11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £205 £285
% change year-on-year
+82.92% -28.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.47 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 - £32.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 40 £375 +47.05% 15
North West - 15 £375 - 1
South East -2 13 £375 +78.57% 4
London -27 13 £375 +8.69% 8
East Midlands - 10 £375 -
Hampshire - 9 £375 -
City of London -14 4 £313 -9.42% 4
Surrey - 3 £338 -
Leeds -20 2 - -
West Yorkshire -21 2 - -
Yorkshire -22 2 - -
Berkshire -8 1 £325 - 3
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (35.21%) SC Cleared
2 25 (35.21%) Windows
3 21 (29.58%) Linux
4 20 (28.17%) SAN
5 15 (21.13%) Performance Management
5 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
6 14 (19.72%) UNIX
6 14 (19.72%) EMC
7 13 (18.31%) Connectrix
7 13 (18.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 13 (18.31%) Brocade
8 12 (16.90%) Finance
9 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
10 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
10 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
11 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (12.68%) NAS
11 9 (12.68%) Release Management
11 9 (12.68%) Oracle
11 9 (12.68%) Symantec
12 8 (11.27%) SQL
12 8 (11.27%) ITIL
12 8 (11.27%) NFS
12 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.27%) F5
13 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (9.86%) Puppet
13 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
13 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.45%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Lync
4 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) IaaS
1 2 (2.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) SAN
2 13 (18.31%) Connectrix
3 9 (12.68%) NAS
4 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.86%) DNS
6 5 (7.04%) Network Security
6 5 (7.04%) DHCP
7 4 (5.63%) BGP
7 4 (5.63%) Firewall
7 4 (5.63%) SMTP
7 4 (5.63%) SNMP
8 3 (4.23%) WAN
8 3 (4.23%) LAN
8 3 (4.23%) HTTP
8 3 (4.23%) Internet
9 2 (2.82%) DMZ
9 2 (2.82%) MPLS
9 2 (2.82%) OSPF
9 2 (2.82%) EIGRP
9 2 (2.82%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.82%) Ant
1 2 (2.82%) RSpec
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) German Language
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) JSP
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.63%) Replication
3 3 (4.23%) AS400
4 2 (2.82%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Linux
3 14 (19.72%) UNIX
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.23%) Solaris
7 3 (4.23%) AIX
8 2 (2.82%) HPUX
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Performance Management
1 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
2 9 (12.68%) Release Management
3 8 (11.27%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) SIEM
4 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.63%) Migration
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.23%) Change Management
6 3 (4.23%) Scrum
7 2 (2.82%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.82%) Validation
7 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.27%) SQL
3 5 (7.04%) Ruby
3 5 (7.04%) Perl
4 4 (5.63%) Python
5 3 (4.23%) Java
6 2 (2.82%) C++
6 2 (2.82%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) VBScript
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (35.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.45%) CCNA
5 5 (7.04%) CISSP
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.82%) RHCE
6 2 (2.82%) CCSA
6 2 (2.82%) CCNP
6 2 (2.82%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.41%) MCITP
7 1 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.41%) CCIE
7 1 (1.41%) MCP
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
1 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 8 (11.27%) NFS
3 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) vCloud
5 1 (1.41%) XenServer
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.41%) Xen
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Puppet
2 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.82%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.41%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) EMC
2 13 (18.31%) Brocade
3 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.68%) Oracle
4 9 (12.68%) Symantec
5 8 (11.27%) F5
6 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
6 7 (9.86%) Cisco
6 7 (9.86%) JBoss
7 6 (8.45%) Citrix
7 6 (8.45%) IronPort
8 5 (7.04%) VMware
9 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.63%) NetApp
10 3 (4.23%) Infoblox
10 3 (4.23%) Qualys
10 3 (4.23%) Ericsson
11 2 (2.82%) HP
11 2 (2.82%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.41%) EnterpriseDB
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago