Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 109 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 9 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.46% 0.058% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.061% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Bristol median daily rate £350 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -18.92% +8.82%
10th Percentile £329 £363 £324
90th Percentile £380 £388 £481
South West median daily rate £413 £425 £463
% change year-on-year -2.94% -8.11% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate £43.00 - £38.50
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +11.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1847 1630 1655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.99% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1156 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £239
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 81 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +53.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 19 November 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 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Docker
3 4 (44.44%) OpenStack
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (33.33%) PaaS
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) Network Management
5 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 2 (22.22%) IronPort
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus

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 4 (44.44%) OpenStack
1 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
3 2 (22.22%) CA
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) IronPort
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) New Relic
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) VMware