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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 522 549 539
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 117 108 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 39
Median daily rate £400 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £362
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +5.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +5.72%

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +12 113 £400 -3.03% 33
London +10 50 £470 -1.05% 17
North West +14 15 £400 -13.51%
Cheshire +10 11 £400 -13.51%
City of London +36 10 £450 +38.46% 5
Warrington +21 10 £400 -13.51%
South East 0 10 £425 +9.67% 3
North East -12 9 £350 - 2
West Midlands - 8 £356 - 3
East of England +17 7 £273 +36.25% 2
Norfolk +2 7 £273 +43.42%
Tyne and Wear -14 7 £350 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 7 £350 - 2
Shropshire - 7 £356 - 1
Telford - 7 £356 - 1
Berkshire +8 6 £413 +6.45% 1
Wiltshire +11 5 £425 -8.10%
Yorkshire -2 5 £290 -22.66% 3
South West -5 5 £425 -8.10% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire +1 4 £289 -3.75% 2
Leeds -2 4 £289 -3.75% 2
Hampshire +15 3 £438 +6.06%
Wales +23 2 £438 +15.89%
South Wales +18 2 £438 +15.89%
Reading +12 2 £350 -9.67%
Scotland +9 2 £394 -
Maidenhead -2 2 £425 -
Southampton - 2 £431 -
Lancashire - 2 - -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 133 (51.95%) Linux
2 126 (49.22%) DevOps
3 74 (28.91%) Puppet
4 65 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (24.22%) Windows
6 57 (22.27%) Git (software)
7 55 (21.48%) Configuration Management
8 53 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
9 50 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (19.14%) Python
10 49 (19.14%) ITIL
11 47 (18.36%) Ruby
11 47 (18.36%) Jenkins
12 44 (17.19%) Docker
13 43 (16.80%) Unix
13 43 (16.80%) Firewall
14 41 (16.02%) VMware
15 40 (15.63%) Java
16 39 (15.23%) Ansible
16 39 (15.23%) Security Cleared
17 37 (14.45%) Cisco
18 34 (13.28%) SQL
19 31 (12.11%) Open Source
20 29 (11.33%) Windows Server
21 28 (10.94%) Web Operations
21 28 (10.94%) Bash Shell
22 27 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 27 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 27 (10.55%) Finance
23 26 (10.16%) Oracle

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 16 (6.25%) Confluence
2 13 (5.08%) Apache
3 12 (4.69%) IIS
4 11 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.52%) nginx
5 9 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.34%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.34%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.95%) Jetty
9 4 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.56%) JBoss
9 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.78%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.81%) PaaS
3 17 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (5.47%) IaaS
5 13 (5.08%) SaaS
6 11 (4.30%) GitHub
7 10 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.56%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.78%) Route 53
13 1 (0.39%) Heroku
13 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (16.80%) Firewall
2 20 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.64%) DNS
4 16 (6.25%) HTTP
5 13 (5.08%) SSL
6 12 (4.69%) LAN
7 11 (4.30%) VPN
8 10 (3.91%) WAN
8 10 (3.91%) Wireless
9 9 (3.52%) SAN
10 8 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (3.13%) DHCP
11 6 (2.34%) BGP
11 6 (2.34%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (2.34%) MPLS
12 5 (1.95%) Network Security
12 5 (1.95%) OpenLDAP
12 5 (1.95%) VLAN
13 4 (1.56%) 4G
13 4 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.42%) MySQL
2 18 (7.03%) MongoDB
3 16 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.34%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.78%) Big Data
8 2 (0.78%) HBase
8 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.78%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 57 (22.27%) Git (software)
2 47 (18.36%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.42%) JIRA
4 13 (5.08%) Maven
5 10 (3.91%) Vagrant
6 8 (3.13%) GitLab
7 7 (2.73%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.95%) Selenium
8 5 (1.95%) Subversion
9 4 (1.56%) Ant
9 4 (1.56%) Appium
9 4 (1.56%) Mocha
9 4 (1.56%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.17%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.17%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.78%) Gradle
12 1 (0.39%) Travis CI
General
1 27 (10.55%) Finance
2 10 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.13%) Retail
4 7 (2.73%) Publishing
5 6 (2.34%) Banking
6 5 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.95%) Front Office
7 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.17%) Back Office
8 3 (1.17%) Legal
8 3 (1.17%) Local Government
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.69%) .NET
2 9 (3.52%) HTML
2 9 (3.52%) Kafka
2 9 (3.52%) Web Services
3 7 (2.73%) Middleware
4 6 (2.34%) Servlets
5 5 (1.95%) J2EE
5 5 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (1.95%) Sensu
6 4 (1.56%) Chai
6 4 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (1.56%) SOAP
7 3 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.17%) CSS
7 3 (1.17%) Samza
7 3 (1.17%) SPML
8 2 (0.78%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.78%) MCollective
8 2 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.73%) NHS
3 7 (2.73%) Replication
4 6 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.95%) VCE vBlock
6 4 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.56%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.17%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.17%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.17%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Clustering
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Tandem
8 2 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 133 (51.95%) Linux
2 62 (24.22%) Windows
3 43 (16.80%) Unix
4 29 (11.33%) Windows Server
5 27 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (7.81%) Ubuntu
7 15 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.47%) CentOS
9 12 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (4.30%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.13%) CoreOS
11 8 (3.13%) Solaris
11 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.17%) AIX
13 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.39%) Android
14 1 (0.39%) Debian
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (49.22%) DevOps
2 65 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (21.48%) Configuration Management
4 50 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (19.14%) ITIL
6 31 (12.11%) Open Source
7 28 (10.94%) Web Operations
8 25 (9.77%) High Availability
9 21 (8.20%) Service Delivery
10 19 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (7.42%) Security Operations
11 18 (7.03%) Problem Management
12 16 (6.25%) Change Management
12 16 (6.25%) ITIL V3
12 16 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.47%) SIEM
14 12 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (4.69%) Load Balancing
14 12 (4.69%) Scrum
15 11 (4.30%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.14%) Python
2 47 (18.36%) Ruby
3 40 (15.63%) Java
4 34 (13.28%) SQL
5 28 (10.94%) Bash Shell
6 24 (9.38%) PowerShell
7 18 (7.03%) Perl
8 16 (6.25%) Go
9 12 (4.69%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.91%) PHP
11 6 (2.34%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.95%) C#
13 3 (1.17%) C
13 3 (1.17%) Scala
14 1 (0.39%) C++
14 1 (0.39%) COBOL
14 1 (0.39%) Groovy
14 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.47%) CCNA
4 14 (5.47%) CCNP
5 13 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (4.30%) Degree
7 7 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.95%) MCSE
10 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.17%) CISSP
11 3 (1.17%) HNC
11 3 (1.17%) HND
11 3 (1.17%) MCSA
12 2 (0.78%) CISM
12 2 (0.78%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.78%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.78%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.08%) SLA
2 11 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) GPG13
4 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) BS7799
5 1 (0.39%) GCP
5 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 44 (17.19%) Docker
2 27 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.52%) etcd
5 9 (3.52%) flannel
5 9 (3.52%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.73%) vSphere
7 5 (1.95%) Ceph
7 5 (1.95%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.56%) Xen
9 3 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (1.17%) Dovecot
9 3 (1.17%) SpamAssassin
10 2 (0.78%) Varnish
10 2 (0.78%) vCloud
10 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (28.91%) Puppet
2 39 (15.23%) Ansible
3 26 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.03%) Terraform
5 17 (6.64%) Kubernetes
6 11 (4.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (3.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (3.52%) NetBackup
9 8 (3.13%) logstash
10 7 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (2.34%) Salt
12 5 (1.95%) Graphite
12 5 (1.95%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.95%) rkt
12 5 (1.95%) SCOM
12 5 (1.95%) ZABBIX
13 4 (1.56%) Consul
13 4 (1.56%) Fluentd
13 4 (1.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 41 (16.02%) VMware
2 37 (14.45%) Cisco
3 26 (10.16%) Oracle
4 20 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 19 (7.42%) CheckPoint
6 13 (5.08%) HP
7 11 (4.30%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.30%) Symantec
8 10 (3.91%) Qualys
9 9 (3.52%) Atlassian
9 9 (3.52%) Citrix
10 8 (3.13%) NetApp
11 7 (2.73%) CommVault
11 7 (2.73%) Forcepoint
11 7 (2.73%) Juniper
12 6 (2.34%) Google
13 5 (1.95%) AlienVault
13 5 (1.95%) Aruba
13 5 (1.95%) IBM
13 5 (1.95%) Splunk
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day £450-550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago