Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 177 189
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 6 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.12% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 15
East of England median daily rate £500 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £350 £156 £180
90th Percentile £523 £456 £535
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £21.01
England median hourly rate £55.25 £41.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +34.76% +60.78% +22.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4851 4659 5596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 95.59% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 2689 3270
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Essex -13 4 £500 -15.25%
Norfolk -16 1 £275 +8.91%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) WSO2
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Jetty
3 1 (16.67%) Mongrel
3 1 (16.67%) nginx
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Google App Engine
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) API Design
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Microservices
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Information Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Java
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
2 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) WSO2
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) VMware