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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 513 523 526
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 135 112 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 88 51
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £450
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £32.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -32.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £32.47
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +13 128 £425 +21.42% 38
London +10 51 £463 +23.33% 14
North West +2 18 £400 +14.28% 2
South East -1 18 £425 -22.72% 7
Yorkshire +6 17 £438 +9.37% 4
West Yorkshire +10 16 £450 +50.00% 4
Leeds +7 16 £450 +50.00% 2
Cheshire +8 12 £400 -
North East - 11 £360 - 1
Warrington -1 10 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £330 - 1
Hampshire +18 9 £438 +6.06% 1
City of London +30 5 £413 +24.52% 4
Leicestershire - 5 £280 -
Southampton - 5 £438 -
East Midlands - 5 £280 - 1
South West -1 4 £350 -12.50% 4
Berkshire -7 4 - - 2
Leicester - 4 £280 -
Scotland - 4 £400 -
Wales +21 3 £350 -12.50%
South Wales +18 3 £350 -12.50%
Cardiff +5 3 £350 -12.50%
Manchester -14 3 £470 -1.05% 2
Oxfordshire +11 2 £310 +63.15%
Bristol -1 2 £345 -13.75% 1
East of England -7 2 £475 +171.42% 2
West Midlands - 2 £463 - 3
Stirling - 2 - -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 123 (51.90%) Linux
2 115 (48.52%) DevOps
3 70 (29.54%) Puppet
4 62 (26.16%) Windows
5 61 (25.74%) Configuration Management
5 61 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (24.89%) Git (software)
7 58 (24.47%) ITIL
8 57 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (22.78%) Ruby
10 50 (21.10%) Jenkins
11 44 (18.57%) Ansible
11 44 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
11 44 (18.57%) Java
12 43 (18.14%) VMware
13 40 (16.88%) Security Cleared
14 38 (16.03%) SQL
15 37 (15.61%) Unix
15 37 (15.61%) Python
16 36 (15.19%) Firewall
16 36 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (14.35%) Cisco
18 32 (13.50%) Docker
18 32 (13.50%) Windows Server
19 31 (13.08%) Open Source
20 30 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 30 (12.66%) Microsoft
21 29 (12.24%) Bash Shell
22 27 (11.39%) Finance
22 27 (11.39%) MongoDB

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 (6.33%) Apache
2 14 (5.91%) IIS
2 14 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.49%) nginx
4 12 (5.06%) Confluence
5 10 (4.22%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.80%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.95%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.53%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.11%) Jetty
10 4 (1.69%) JBoss
10 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.42%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 44 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.33%) PaaS
3 13 (5.49%) IaaS
4 12 (5.06%) SaaS
5 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.38%) GitHub
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.69%) Google App Engine
8 4 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.27%) Office 365
9 3 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.84%) Route 53
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.19%) Firewall
2 23 (9.70%) TCP/IP
3 20 (8.44%) DNS
4 19 (8.02%) HTTP
5 15 (6.33%) SAN
6 13 (5.49%) SSL
7 12 (5.06%) VPN
8 11 (4.64%) DHCP
8 11 (4.64%) LAN
9 9 (3.80%) WAN
9 9 (3.80%) Wireless
10 7 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.53%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (2.53%) MPLS
12 5 (2.11%) BGP
13 4 (1.69%) 4G
13 4 (1.69%) LDAP
13 4 (1.69%) NAS
14 3 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) MongoDB
2 22 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (8.44%) MySQL
4 18 (7.59%) SQL Server
5 17 (7.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) Big Data
8 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.84%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.42%) Redis
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (24.89%) Git (software)
2 50 (21.10%) Jenkins
3 23 (9.70%) Maven
4 13 (5.49%) JIRA
5 10 (4.22%) Selenium
6 9 (3.80%) Appium
6 9 (3.80%) Mocha
6 9 (3.80%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.38%) GitLab
7 8 (3.38%) Vagrant
8 7 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.53%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.11%) Travis CI
11 4 (1.69%) Subversion
12 3 (1.27%) Ant
12 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.84%) Introscope
14 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.42%) MSI
14 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (11.39%) Finance
2 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.38%) Banking
4 7 (2.95%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.69%) Front Office
5 4 (1.69%) Publishing
6 3 (1.27%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) Web Services
2 9 (3.80%) .NET
2 9 (3.80%) Chai
3 7 (2.95%) MCollective
3 7 (2.95%) Node.js
4 6 (2.53%) HTML
4 6 (2.53%) Middleware
5 5 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (2.11%) Sensu
6 4 (1.69%) J2EE
7 3 (1.27%) Kafka
7 3 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.27%) SOAP
7 3 (1.27%) SPML
8 2 (0.84%) CSS
8 2 (0.84%) CSS3
8 2 (0.84%) PhoneGap
8 2 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.84%) Samza
8 2 (0.84%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.95%) Clustering
4 6 (2.53%) NHS
4 6 (2.53%) Replication
5 5 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.69%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.69%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (1.69%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (1.27%) CMDB
7 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) iPhone
8 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 123 (51.90%) Linux
2 62 (26.16%) Windows
3 37 (15.61%) Unix
4 32 (13.50%) Windows Server
5 30 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (10.97%) Ubuntu
7 24 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (8.44%) CentOS
10 15 (6.33%) Solaris
11 12 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (4.22%) Windows 7
13 8 (3.38%) CoreOS
14 5 (2.11%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.27%) AIX
15 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.84%) Android
17 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (48.52%) DevOps
2 61 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (25.74%) Configuration Management
3 58 (24.47%) ITIL
4 57 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (13.08%) Open Source
6 21 (8.86%) High Availability
7 20 (8.44%) Problem Management
7 20 (8.44%) Service Delivery
8 18 (7.59%) Scrum
9 17 (7.17%) ITIL V3
10 16 (6.75%) Build Automation
10 16 (6.75%) Change Management
11 15 (6.33%) Security Operations
12 13 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (5.49%) Web Operations
13 12 (5.06%) Project Management
13 12 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (4.64%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (4.64%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.78%) Ruby
2 44 (18.57%) Java
3 38 (16.03%) SQL
4 37 (15.61%) Python
5 29 (12.24%) Bash Shell
6 23 (9.70%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.75%) Go
8 13 (5.49%) Perl
9 11 (4.64%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.53%) PHP
11 5 (2.11%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.69%) C
13 3 (1.27%) VBScript
14 2 (0.84%) C#
14 2 (0.84%) COBOL
14 2 (0.84%) Groovy
14 2 (0.84%) VB
15 1 (0.42%) C++
15 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.49%) CCNA
4 13 (5.49%) CCNP
5 11 (4.64%) Degree
6 10 (4.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.95%) MCSE
9 5 (2.11%) MCSA
10 4 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.27%) HNC
11 3 (1.27%) HND
12 2 (0.84%) CISSP
12 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.84%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.84%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.84%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.02%) SLA
2 11 (4.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.84%) GPG13
3 2 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) BS7799
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 36 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (13.50%) Docker
3 19 (8.02%) Active Directory
4 12 (5.06%) vSphere
5 10 (4.22%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.80%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.95%) etcd
7 7 (2.95%) flannel
8 6 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.11%) Ceph
9 5 (2.11%) GlusterFS
9 5 (2.11%) vCloud
10 4 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.69%) Xen
11 3 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (1.27%) Dovecot
11 3 (1.27%) SpamAssassin
12 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 70 (29.54%) Puppet
2 44 (18.57%) Ansible
3 22 (9.28%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.49%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.49%) ZABBIX
5 12 (5.06%) Terraform
6 11 (4.64%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.22%) logstash
7 10 (4.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (3.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (3.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (3.38%) SCOM
10 7 (2.95%) Consul
10 7 (2.95%) Simpana
11 6 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (2.53%) Nagios
11 6 (2.53%) Packer
11 6 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (2.11%) Graphite
12 5 (2.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 43 (18.14%) VMware
2 34 (14.35%) Cisco
3 30 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 23 (9.70%) Oracle
5 16 (6.75%) CheckPoint
5 16 (6.75%) Symantec
6 15 (6.33%) NetApp
7 14 (5.91%) HP
8 13 (5.49%) Atlassian
9 11 (4.64%) CommVault
10 10 (4.22%) Citrix
10 10 (4.22%) Veritas
11 8 (3.38%) Forcepoint
12 7 (2.95%) Google
12 7 (2.95%) Juniper
12 7 (2.95%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.11%) AlienVault
13 5 (2.11%) Aruba
13 5 (2.11%) EMC
13 5 (2.11%) IBM
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