The median contractor rate for a Operations Engineer was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 115 117 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 12 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.55% 0.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
Median daily rate £358 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.27% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2075 2368 2516
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.62% 96.38% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1381 1413
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 245
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the East of England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the East of England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in the East of England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in the East of England

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Norfolk -2 7 £350 +7.69%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £525 -
Suffolk - 1 £115 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 East of England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) DNS
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
1 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (50.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) CRM
4 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 10 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (50.00%) Avaya
4 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 10 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 9 (45.00%) Epicor
5 9 (45.00%) IIS
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) HTTP
6 8 (40.00%) Python
6 8 (40.00%) DevOps
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (30.00%) Ansible
8 6 (30.00%) Apache
9 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (20.00%) nginx
9 4 (20.00%) Puppet
9 4 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (20.00%) Docker

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (45.00%) IIS
3 6 (30.00%) Apache
4 4 (20.00%) nginx
5 2 (10.00%) JBoss
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) SSL
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
1 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) LAMP
1 4 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
1 4 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) CoreOS
5 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) CRM
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Kanban
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) SOA
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Microservices
5 2 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 10 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (20.00%) Docker
3 4 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Ansible
1 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (20.00%) Nagios
2 4 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Avaya
3 9 (45.00%) Epicor
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) WSO2