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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 553 548 549
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 67 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.100% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 19
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£388 £344 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% -12.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £362 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £24.12 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.12 -
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -

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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 -10 67 £388 +7.04% 44
London +10 25 £415 +45.61% 23
South East -15 12 £388 +29.16% 4
South West - 12 £360 - 4
Berkshire +16 11 £388 +29.16% 1
Yorkshire -20 11 £400 +10.49% 5
Bristol - 9 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 7 £300 - 4
Leeds -24 7 £300 - 4
East of England +6 6 £190 - 7
Reading - 6 £388 - 1
City of London +1 5 £325 +18.18% 3
Cheshire -10 5 - -
North West -20 5 - -
Macclesfield - 5 - -
South Yorkshire -14 4 £500 +38.12% 1
Croydon - 4 £500 -
Sheffield - 4 £500 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £190 -
Nottinghamshire -5 3 - -
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Nottingham -10 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Plymouth - 3 - -
Devon - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 6
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Hampshire -5 1 £413 - 1
Midlands - 1 £500 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 58 (42.34%) Windows
2 55 (40.15%) VMware
3 36 (26.28%) Active Directory
4 34 (24.82%) Cisco
4 34 (24.82%) Firewall
5 32 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
7 30 (21.90%) HP
7 30 (21.90%) Citrix
8 29 (21.17%) Linux
9 27 (19.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (18.98%) SAN
10 26 (18.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (18.25%) SC Cleared
11 25 (18.25%) Xen
11 25 (18.25%) CheckPoint
12 24 (17.52%) ITIL
12 24 (17.52%) SQL
12 24 (17.52%) Windows 7
13 23 (16.79%) DevOps
14 22 (16.06%) Puppet
14 22 (16.06%) Finance
15 21 (15.33%) CRM
16 19 (13.87%) SharePoint
16 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
16 19 (13.87%) DNS
17 18 (13.14%) SLA
17 18 (13.14%) SAP
17 18 (13.14%) Symantec

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (13.87%) SharePoint
2 17 (12.41%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (10.95%) IIS
4 8 (5.84%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.38%) Apache
6 5 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.65%) Lync
7 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.92%) JBoss
8 3 (2.19%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.46%) Jetty
9 2 (1.46%) nginx
9 2 (1.46%) CMS
9 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Office
2 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (13.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.84%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.65%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.65%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (3.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (3.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (3.65%) AWS CloudTrail
3 5 (3.65%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (3.65%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.19%) Office 365
4 3 (2.19%) SaaS
5 2 (1.46%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.82%) Firewall
2 26 (18.98%) SAN
3 19 (13.87%) DNS
4 15 (10.95%) LAN
5 14 (10.22%) OSPF
6 13 (9.49%) BGP
7 12 (8.76%) HTTP
8 11 (8.03%) MPLS
9 10 (7.30%) TCP/IP
10 9 (6.57%) VPN
10 9 (6.57%) SMS
11 8 (5.84%) WAN
11 8 (5.84%) DHCP
12 6 (4.38%) DSL
12 6 (4.38%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (3.65%) Junos
13 5 (3.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (3.65%) HSRP
13 5 (3.65%) VRRP
13 5 (3.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.19%) Big Data
3 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.73%) MySQL
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.73%) DB2
4 1 (0.73%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Artifactory
2 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.19%) Ant
4 2 (1.46%) Subversion
4 2 (1.46%) Maven
4 2 (1.46%) JIRA
4 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (16.06%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Games
3 5 (3.65%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Back Office
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.73%) French Language
6 1 (0.73%) German Language
6 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (2.92%) Kafka
2 3 (2.19%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.46%) HTML
3 2 (1.46%) .NET
3 2 (1.46%) J2EE
3 2 (1.46%) CSS
3 2 (1.46%) Servlets
3 2 (1.46%) Web Services
3 2 (1.46%) XML
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.30%) Streaming Video
2 10 (7.30%) iPhone
2 10 (7.30%) iPad
3 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.65%) Replication
4 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.65%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (2.92%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.19%) Wiki
6 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.46%) NHS
7 2 (1.46%) CMDB
8 1 (0.73%) Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (42.34%) Windows
2 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (21.17%) Linux
4 27 (19.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (17.52%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.57%) UNIX
7 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.38%) CentOS
8 5 (3.65%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.46%) Solaris
11 1 (0.73%) zOS
11 1 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (17.52%) ITIL
3 23 (16.79%) DevOps
4 21 (15.33%) CRM
5 18 (13.14%) Service Management
5 18 (13.14%) Problem Management
6 17 (12.41%) Load Balancing
7 16 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (10.22%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.03%) Service Delivery
10 10 (7.30%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (6.57%) Performance Management
11 9 (6.57%) Server Building
11 9 (6.57%) ITSM
12 8 (5.84%) Configuration Management
13 6 (4.38%) Workflow
14 5 (3.65%) Change Management
14 5 (3.65%) BCP
14 5 (3.65%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.52%) SQL
2 6 (4.38%) C
2 6 (4.38%) Java
3 4 (2.92%) Python
3 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.73%) JCL
5 1 (0.73%) Jython
5 1 (0.73%) REXX
5 1 (0.73%) Perl
5 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.25%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.57%) CCNA
5 8 (5.84%) CCNP
6 6 (4.38%) Degree
7 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.92%) CCIP
8 4 (2.92%) CCIE
9 3 (2.19%) RHCSA
9 3 (2.19%) MCSE
9 3 (2.19%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.19%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.19%) RHCE
10 2 (1.46%) MCTS
10 2 (1.46%) MCITP
10 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.73%) VCP4
11 1 (0.73%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 36 (26.28%) Active Directory
2 32 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (18.25%) Xen
4 5 (3.65%) SRDF
5 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.92%) Docker
5 4 (2.92%) NLBS
6 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.19%) XenApp
6 3 (2.19%) KVM
7 2 (1.46%) vSphere
7 2 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 22 (16.06%) Puppet
2 18 (13.14%) Backup Exec
2 18 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.30%) FortiGate
4 6 (4.38%) Ansible
5 5 (3.65%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.92%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.92%) WSUS
6 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.92%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.19%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (2.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.46%) SCOM
8 2 (1.46%) OpenView
8 2 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.73%) Netcool
9 1 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (40.15%) VMware
2 34 (24.82%) Cisco
3 30 (21.90%) HP
3 30 (21.90%) Citrix
4 25 (18.25%) CheckPoint
5 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
6 18 (13.14%) SAP
6 18 (13.14%) Hitachi
6 18 (13.14%) Symantec
7 12 (8.76%) Barracuda Networks
7 12 (8.76%) Juniper
8 9 (6.57%) TippingPoint
9 8 (5.84%) F5
9 8 (5.84%) IBM
10 7 (5.11%) EMC
10 7 (5.11%) NetApp
11 6 (4.38%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.38%) Websense
12 5 (3.65%) Brocade
12 5 (3.65%) CA
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