Period
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The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £534 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 121 126 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 -30 +91
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 17 1 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.044% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.048% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £512 - £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £534 £400 £395
Median % change year-on-year +33.38% +1.27% -8.41%
75th Percentile £738 - £445
90th Percentile - - £471
England median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -2.33%

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 2,269 2,077 1,382
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.25% 91.74% 92.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,234 854
10th Percentile £185 £149 £180
25th Percentile £350 £253 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
75th Percentile £586 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £606 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 276 95
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.88 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.40 £47.63 £54.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -7.14% +10.53%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Operations Engineer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the East of England

Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Operations Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire - 16 £534 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Operations Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 of England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Python
1 14 (82.35%) Azure
2 13 (76.47%) Jenkins
2 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 13 (76.47%) Apache Spark
2 13 (76.47%) JIRA
2 13 (76.47%) Computer Science
2 13 (76.47%) Kubernetes
2 13 (76.47%) Azure DevOps
2 13 (76.47%) CircleCI
2 13 (76.47%) MLOps
2 13 (76.47%) Infrastructure as Code
3 12 (70.59%) DataOps
3 12 (70.59%) Data Ingestion
3 12 (70.59%) Data Engineering
3 12 (70.59%) Cloud Native
3 12 (70.59%) Data Science
3 12 (70.59%) Publishing
3 12 (70.59%) Agile
3 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 12 (70.59%) PhD
3 12 (70.59%) C++
3 12 (70.59%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (70.59%) Go
3 12 (70.59%) Kafka
3 12 (70.59%) Data Governance
3 12 (70.59%) Scala
4 8 (47.06%) Open Source
4 8 (47.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (47.06%) Use Case

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 13 (76.47%) Apache Spark
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Azure
2 13 (76.47%) Azure DevOps
3 5 (29.41%) GCP
4 4 (23.53%) Slack
5 1 (5.88%) Azure AKS
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (5.88%) GitHub
5 1 (5.88%) GitHub Actions
5 1 (5.88%) Google Kubernetes Engine
5 1 (5.88%) Kong
5 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) Skype
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (29.41%) Parquet
3 1 (5.88%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.88%) Delta Lake
3 1 (5.88%) HDInsight
3 1 (5.88%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) CircleCI
1 13 (76.47%) Jenkins
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA
General
1 12 (70.59%) Publishing
2 8 (47.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) Kafka
2 4 (23.53%) JWT
2 4 (23.53%) OAuth
2 4 (23.53%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Cloud Native
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Computer Science
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
1 13 (76.47%) Infrastructure as Code
1 13 (76.47%) MLOps
2 12 (70.59%) Agile
2 12 (70.59%) Data Engineering
2 12 (70.59%) Data Governance
2 12 (70.59%) Data Ingestion
2 12 (70.59%) Data Science
2 12 (70.59%) DataOps
2 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 8 (47.06%) Cloud Operations
3 8 (47.06%) Open Source
3 8 (47.06%) Use Case
4 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
4 5 (29.41%) GitOps
4 5 (29.41%) Workflow
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Python
2 12 (70.59%) C++
2 12 (70.59%) Go
2 12 (70.59%) Scala
3 1 (5.88%) Bash
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) R
3 1 (5.88%) Rust
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) PhD
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (76.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Argo
2 1 (5.88%) Cilium
2 1 (5.88%) Grafana
2 1 (5.88%) Prometheus
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Google