Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 146 139
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.11% 0.032% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.034% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
East Midlands median daily rate £438 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +3.45% -35.56%
10th Percentile £375 £275 £256
90th Percentile £481 £325 £422
England median daily rate £525 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £55.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -36.65% +51.37% +52.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,583 2,934 3,136
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.83% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,641 1,799 1,982
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £245
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 165 121
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +9.23% -
10th Percentile £10.31 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £33.50 £45.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the East Midlands

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the East Midlands

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - 2 £456 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £365 - 1
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Operations Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) F5
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) VMS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Operations
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Management
1 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Runbook
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Terraform
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow