Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 614 667
Rank change year-on-year -19 +53 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 220 264 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 185 136
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £277 £288
90th Percentile £625 £540 £535
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +11.84% -10.59% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 12
England median hourly rate £55.25 £41.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.76% +60.78% +22.54%
10th Percentile £45.33 £25.65 £20.00
90th Percentile £66.18 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £55.25 £41.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +34.76% +51.85% +29.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 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
London +2 112 £500 +6.38% 13
South East +25 45 £318 -25.29% 3
South West +18 20 £413 -2.94% 1
North of England -13 19 £434 +24.00% 4
Midlands +18 18 £413 +3.19% 1
East Midlands +8 12 £425 +41.67% 1
North West -10 12 £449 +28.29% 2
West Midlands +16 6 £375 -6.19%
East of England -28 6 £500 +42.86% 2
Yorkshire +9 4 £475 +57.68% 2
North East +25 3 £300 -14.29%
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 120 (54.55%) DevOps
2 113 (51.36%) Linux
3 73 (33.18%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (32.73%) Windows
5 54 (24.55%) Jenkins
6 49 (22.27%) Firewall
6 49 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (20.91%) Configuration Management
7 46 (20.91%) Puppet
8 43 (19.55%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (19.55%) VMware
9 42 (19.09%) Python
10 37 (16.82%) Bash Shell
11 36 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (16.36%) Java
11 36 (16.36%) Cisco
11 36 (16.36%) Migration
11 36 (16.36%) Finance
12 34 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (15.45%) Ansible
12 34 (15.45%) Docker
13 33 (15.00%) Git (software)
13 33 (15.00%) ITIL
14 32 (14.55%) Unix
15 31 (14.09%) Red Hat
16 30 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
17 29 (13.18%) Oracle
18 28 (12.73%) DNS
18 28 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
18 28 (12.73%) Open Source

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (5.45%) Apache
3 9 (4.09%) PowerExchange
3 9 (4.09%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.64%) nginx
5 7 (3.18%) Confluence
5 7 (3.18%) IIS
5 7 (3.18%) JBoss
6 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.82%) CMS
7 4 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.36%) Jetty
8 3 (1.36%) Mongrel
8 3 (1.36%) Mule
8 3 (1.36%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.91%) Anypoint
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 4 (1.82%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.36%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 73 (33.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (4.55%) GitHub
5 9 (4.09%) PaaS
6 8 (3.64%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.27%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.27%) Serverless
8 4 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.36%) Google App Engine
9 3 (1.36%) IaaS
9 3 (1.36%) Office 365
9 3 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.91%) SaaS
11 1 (0.45%) Akamai
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 49 (22.27%) Firewall
2 28 (12.73%) DNS
3 24 (10.91%) TCP/IP
4 23 (10.45%) DHCP
5 22 (10.00%) WAN
6 21 (9.55%) LAN
7 17 (7.73%) SAN
8 16 (7.27%) Network Security
9 15 (6.82%) SSL
10 12 (5.45%) HTTP
10 12 (5.45%) VPN
11 11 (5.00%) DSL
11 11 (5.00%) MPLS
11 11 (5.00%) VoIP
12 8 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (3.18%) Wireless
14 6 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.73%) FTP
15 5 (2.27%) IPsec
15 5 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.45%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.00%) MySQL
3 9 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.09%) PowerCenter
4 8 (3.64%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.18%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.73%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.27%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.82%) DB2
8 4 (1.82%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.82%) Redis
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.91%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.91%) HBase
10 2 (0.91%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.91%) Kalido
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.91%) Riak
Development Applications
1 54 (24.55%) Jenkins
2 33 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.00%) JIRA
4 8 (3.64%) GitLab
4 8 (3.64%) Maven
5 6 (2.73%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.73%) JMeter
5 6 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (2.73%) Subversion
6 4 (1.82%) Burp Suite
6 4 (1.82%) Selenium
7 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.36%) Metasploit
7 3 (1.36%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.91%) Gatling
8 2 (0.91%) Gradle
8 2 (0.91%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (16.36%) Finance
2 25 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.00%) Banking
4 7 (3.18%) Marketing
5 4 (1.82%) Electronics
5 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.36%) Billing
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
6 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
7 1 (0.45%) Hindi Language
7 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.64%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (5.00%) Web Services
3 9 (4.09%) Middleware
4 7 (3.18%) J2EE
5 6 (2.73%) .NET
6 5 (2.27%) JSON
6 5 (2.27%) Node.js
6 5 (2.27%) RESTful
6 5 (2.27%) Spring Boot
7 4 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.82%) XML
8 3 (1.36%) HTML
8 3 (1.36%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.36%) Kafka
8 3 (1.36%) Sensu
8 3 (1.36%) Servlets
8 3 (1.36%) Spring
8 3 (1.36%) Spring Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) REST
10 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.55%) Clustering
3 10 (4.55%) Replication
4 6 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.27%) Blog
6 4 (1.82%) AS400
6 4 (1.82%) BYOD
6 4 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.36%) PKI
7 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.91%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (51.36%) Linux
2 72 (32.73%) Windows
3 36 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (14.55%) Unix
5 30 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (11.82%) Windows Server
7 21 (9.55%) CentOS
8 20 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (8.18%) Windows 7
10 15 (6.82%) Windows 10
11 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.36%) AIX
13 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.36%) VMS
14 2 (0.91%) Solaris
15 1 (0.45%) Debian
15 1 (0.45%) MVS
15 1 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (54.55%) DevOps
2 49 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.91%) Configuration Management
4 36 (16.36%) Migration
5 34 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (15.00%) ITIL
7 28 (12.73%) Open Source
7 28 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 19 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (7.27%) Problem Management
10 16 (7.27%) Runbook
10 16 (7.27%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (6.36%) Code Optimisation
12 14 (6.36%) ETL
13 13 (5.91%) Load Balancing
13 13 (5.91%) Scrum
14 12 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.09%) Python
2 37 (16.82%) Bash Shell
3 36 (16.36%) Java
4 24 (10.91%) PowerShell
5 20 (9.09%) Ruby
6 18 (8.18%) Perl
7 10 (4.55%) SQL
8 7 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.73%) Go
10 4 (1.82%) RPG
10 4 (1.82%) RPG IV
11 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.91%) C
12 2 (0.91%) C#
12 2 (0.91%) PHP
12 2 (0.91%) VBScript
13 1 (0.45%) C-shell
13 1 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 26 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.55%) CISSP
5 7 (3.18%) Degree
5 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.73%) CCNP
6 6 (2.73%) CEH
7 5 (2.27%) CCNA
7 5 (2.27%) CREST Certified
7 5 (2.27%) CSSLP
8 4 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.82%) CCSP
8 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.91%) MCP
10 2 (0.91%) MCSE
11 1 (0.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.27%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) GPG13
2 4 (1.82%) MiFID
2 4 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (15.45%) Docker
2 21 (9.55%) Active Directory
3 20 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 20 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (4.55%) Samba
6 5 (2.27%) vSphere
7 4 (1.82%) Xen
8 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.36%) XenServer
9 2 (0.91%) KVM
9 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) HDFS
10 1 (0.45%) LXC
10 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (20.91%) Puppet
2 43 (19.55%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (15.45%) Ansible
4 15 (6.82%) Terraform
5 14 (6.36%) WMI
6 13 (5.91%) logstash
7 12 (5.45%) Kubernetes
8 9 (4.09%) Kibana
9 8 (3.64%) NetBackup
10 6 (2.73%) Nagios
10 6 (2.73%) Packer
11 4 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (1.82%) Grafana
11 4 (1.82%) Nessus
11 4 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.82%) SCCM
11 4 (1.82%) vRealize
12 3 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (1.36%) Mesos
12 3 (1.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (19.55%) VMware
2 36 (16.36%) Cisco
3 31 (14.09%) Red Hat
4 29 (13.18%) Oracle
5 25 (11.36%) Splunk
6 20 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 20 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 19 (8.64%) IBM
8 15 (6.82%) CheckPoint
9 14 (6.36%) Juniper
10 13 (5.91%) Palo Alto
11 12 (5.45%) Fortinet
11 12 (5.45%) HP
12 10 (4.55%) Informatica
12 10 (4.55%) Mitel
12 10 (4.55%) NetApp
13 9 (4.09%) Symantec
14 8 (3.64%) Citrix
14 8 (3.64%) New Relic
15 7 (3.18%) Qualys