Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 231 246
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 20 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 7
City of London median daily rate £525 £575 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +76.92% -23.53%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £281
90th Percentile £675 £613 £418
Central London median daily rate £525 £575 £325
% change year-on-year -8.70% +76.92% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.98

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6761 6355 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.52% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 5046 6770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +5.88%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the City of London

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the City of London

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in the City of London

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in the City of London

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 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 City of London region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) DevOps
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Ansible
4 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) ION Trading
6 4 (20.00%) MiFID
6 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (20.00%) ION MarketView
6 4 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Rackspace
7 3 (15.00%) GitHub
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (15.00%) Temenos T24
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) PowerShell

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (15.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 4 (20.00%) ION MarketView
2 3 (15.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) GitHub
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Blog
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) BCP
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) System Testing
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C-shell
4 1 (5.00%) Go
4 1 (5.00%) Korn
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CEH
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (5.00%) GIAC
3 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Ansible
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
1 4 (20.00%) ION Trading
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (15.00%) Temenos
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) FireEye
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Murex
3 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) VMware