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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 545 536 557
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 50 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.079% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.085% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 16
Average daily rate
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£362 £383 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +22.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £256 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £576 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £325 £256
% change year-on-year
+11.38% +26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £24.12 - £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 - £18.95

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 -18 48 £362 -5.35% 23
London +17 26 £360 -15.29% 12
South East +9 11 £300 - 5
Yorkshire +8 5 £362 -0.13% 1
City of London +32 4 £275 -31.25% 4
South Yorkshire - 4 £362 - 1
Berkshire +12 3 £300 - 1
Hampshire -6 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 - -
Leeds +9 1 - -
Essex 0 1 - -
North West -2 1 - -
East of England -37 1 - - 2
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Luton - - - - 1

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (47.19%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Security Cleared
3 28 (31.46%) Linux
4 26 (29.21%) SC Cleared
5 23 (25.84%) SAN
6 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
6 21 (23.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (23.60%) Performance Management
7 20 (22.47%) EMC
7 20 (22.47%) ITIL
8 18 (20.22%) Connectrix
8 18 (20.22%) Brocade
8 18 (20.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
10 15 (16.85%) DNS
11 14 (15.73%) Cisco
11 14 (15.73%) VMware
11 14 (15.73%) Release Management
12 13 (14.61%) Puppet
12 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
13 12 (13.48%) Perl
13 12 (13.48%) DHCP
13 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
14 11 (12.36%) Finance
14 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
15 10 (11.24%) Java
15 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
15 10 (11.24%) Banking

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.11%) Apache
4 6 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.62%) CMS
6 4 (4.49%) IIS
7 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.25%) Lync
8 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.12%) WordPress
9 1 (1.12%) uWSGI
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.12%) nginx
9 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.12%) Confluence
9 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) CloudFront
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.84%) SAN
2 18 (20.22%) Connectrix
3 15 (16.85%) DNS
4 12 (13.48%) DHCP
5 8 (8.99%) Network Security
6 7 (7.87%) BOOTP
6 7 (7.87%) Internet
7 4 (4.49%) Firewall
8 3 (3.37%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.37%) SNMP
8 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.37%) LDAP
9 2 (2.25%) LAN
9 2 (2.25%) VoIP
9 2 (2.25%) WAN
9 2 (2.25%) HTTP
9 2 (2.25%) SSL
10 1 (1.12%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.12%) TETRA
10 1 (1.12%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Subversion
2 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.25%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.25%) JUnit
4 2 (2.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
5 1 (1.12%) Hudson
5 1 (1.12%) Ant
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Banking
3 6 (6.74%) German Language
4 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.49%) Law
5 4 (4.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) LAMP
2 2 (2.25%) Sensu
2 2 (2.25%) HTML
2 2 (2.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.12%) WSGI
3 1 (1.12%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) XSD
3 1 (1.12%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.62%) Open Source
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.12%) Wiki
4 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.12%) CCTV
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.12%) PMI
4 1 (1.12%) Clustering
4 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.12%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 42 (47.19%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Linux
3 21 (23.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.11%) UNIX
6 9 (10.11%) Solaris
7 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.25%) AIX
9 2 (2.25%) HPUX
10 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) Performance Management
2 20 (22.47%) ITIL
3 14 (15.73%) Release Management
4 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.99%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.99%) DevOps
5 6 (6.74%) Migration
5 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.49%) Change Control
6 4 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.37%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.37%) Scrum
7 3 (3.37%) Change Management
7 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.37%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.25%) Validation
8 2 (2.25%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.48%) Perl
3 10 (11.24%) Java
4 9 (10.11%) PHP
4 9 (10.11%) Python
5 8 (8.99%) SQL
6 6 (6.74%) C
7 5 (5.62%) VBScript
8 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.49%) Ruby
9 2 (2.25%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.49%) CISSP
4 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.37%) CCNA
6 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.25%) MCSE
6 2 (2.25%) Degree
6 2 (2.25%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.25%) EXIN
6 2 (2.25%) CCSA
7 1 (1.12%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) CCEE
7 1 (1.12%) MCP
7 1 (1.12%) MCSA
7 1 (1.12%) CCIE
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.12%) CCEA
7 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.49%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.37%) XenServer
6 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.25%) vCloud
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) NLBS
7 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.12%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) Puppet
2 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.62%) Nagios
3 2 (2.25%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.25%) collectd
3 2 (2.25%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.25%) Zenoss
3 2 (2.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.12%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.12%) Ansible
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.12%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.47%) EMC
3 18 (20.22%) Brocade
4 14 (15.73%) Cisco
4 14 (15.73%) VMware
5 9 (10.11%) Citrix
6 8 (8.99%) Oracle
7 7 (7.87%) IronPort
7 7 (7.87%) Infoblox
7 7 (7.87%) Symantec
8 6 (6.74%) HP
8 6 (6.74%) F5
9 5 (5.62%) Cognos
10 4 (4.49%) IBM
11 3 (3.37%) Qualys
11 3 (3.37%) Remedy
11 3 (3.37%) NetApp
12 2 (2.25%) JBoss
13 1 (1.12%) Tandberg
13 1 (1.12%) MobileIron
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