The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Operations Engineer
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 68 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.60% 0.24% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.24% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Median daily rate £370 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -13.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +3.12% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +27.27%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 795 825 877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.90% 97.29% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 587 647
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 38
Median hourly rate £31.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.00 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in Bristol

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operations Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in Bristol

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in Bristol

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the Bristol region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Java

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) Alfresco
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
2 1 (16.67%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) PPP
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Shibboleth
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) F5
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) IronPort
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Gemalto
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft