The median contractor rate for a Operations Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Operations Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 516 517
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 96 98 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 78 50
Median daily rate £415 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -9.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £323 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 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
London +25 50 £475 +11.76% 15
East of England +2 11 £365 +12.30%
North East - 11 £381 - 1
South East +13 9 £400 +60.00% 6
North West +31 7 £410 -24.07%
South West -11 4 £565 +50.66% 6
West Midlands +13 2 £375 +25.08%
Yorkshire +6 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £310 -
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 123 (53.25%) DevOps
2 93 (40.26%) Linux
3 92 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (36.36%) ITIL
5 57 (24.68%) Amazon AWS
6 56 (24.24%) Change Management
7 54 (23.38%) Windows
8 51 (22.08%) Open Source
8 51 (22.08%) Puppet
9 48 (20.78%) PaaS
10 47 (20.35%) Security Cleared
10 47 (20.35%) Jenkins
11 46 (19.91%) Service Management
12 45 (19.48%) Unix
13 44 (19.05%) Data Management
14 43 (18.61%) ITSM
14 43 (18.61%) Java
15 42 (18.18%) Python
15 42 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
16 39 (16.88%) Ansible
16 39 (16.88%) Problem Management
16 39 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
17 37 (16.02%) IaaS
18 36 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (15.58%) Microsoft
19 35 (15.15%) VMware
20 34 (14.72%) Cisco
20 34 (14.72%) SaaS
21 32 (13.85%) SC Cleared
21 32 (13.85%) Continuous Integration

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 24 (10.39%) WebSphere
2 18 (7.79%) Confluence
3 16 (6.93%) IIS
4 14 (6.06%) Apache
5 13 (5.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (5.63%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.19%) nginx
7 10 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (4.33%) WebLogic
8 7 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (3.03%) JBoss
8 7 (3.03%) Tuxedo
9 6 (2.60%) Anypoint
9 6 (2.60%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.87%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (24.68%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (20.78%) PaaS
3 39 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (16.02%) IaaS
5 34 (14.72%) SaaS
6 14 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (6.06%) GitHub
7 10 (4.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (3.46%) Amazon S3
9 7 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.30%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (1.30%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.30%) Datadog
11 3 (1.30%) Route 53
12 2 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.39%) DNS
2 20 (8.66%) HTTP
3 19 (8.23%) Firewall
4 17 (7.36%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.33%) DHCP
5 10 (4.33%) SSL
6 8 (3.46%) Internet
7 7 (3.03%) VPN
8 6 (2.60%) BGP
8 6 (2.60%) IPsec
8 6 (2.60%) WAN
9 5 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.73%) LAN
10 4 (1.73%) MPLS
10 4 (1.73%) SAN
10 4 (1.73%) VoIP
11 3 (1.30%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.30%) ICMP
11 3 (1.30%) LDAP
11 3 (1.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.19%) Big Data
2 12 (5.19%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (4.76%) MySQL
4 10 (4.33%) Hadoop
4 10 (4.33%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.90%) Redis
6 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.60%) SAP HANA
8 5 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.73%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.30%) DB2
10 3 (1.30%) Impala
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (20.35%) Jenkins
2 25 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.82%) JIRA
3 14 (6.06%) Maven
4 12 (5.19%) Selenium
4 12 (5.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.33%) JMeter
7 7 (3.03%) Gradle
7 7 (3.03%) Subversion
8 5 (2.16%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.73%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.30%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.30%) Spock
10 3 (1.30%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.87%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.87%) GitLab
11 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (9.96%) Finance
2 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.73%) Banking
3 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.87%) Games
4 2 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) French Language
5 1 (0.43%) Local Government
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.49%) Node.js
2 12 (5.19%) Web Services
3 9 (3.90%) .NET
3 9 (3.90%) LAMP
3 9 (3.90%) Spring
4 8 (3.46%) Spring Boot
5 7 (3.03%) Middleware
6 6 (2.60%) J2EE
6 6 (2.60%) Spring Cloud
7 5 (2.16%) Kafka
7 5 (2.16%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (2.16%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (1.73%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.30%) boto
9 3 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.30%) JSON
9 3 (1.30%) React
9 3 (1.30%) REST
10 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.87%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.06%) Tandem
3 10 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.73%) Clustering
5 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.73%) User Experience
6 3 (1.30%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.43%) BYOD
8 1 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.43%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.43%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.43%) RIA
8 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 93 (40.26%) Linux
2 54 (23.38%) Windows
3 45 (19.48%) Unix
4 26 (11.26%) AIX
5 21 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 21 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 15 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.06%) VME
8 13 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.90%) Windows Server
10 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.73%) CoreOS
12 4 (1.73%) Solaris
13 3 (1.30%) MVS
13 3 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.43%) Debian
15 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (53.25%) DevOps
2 92 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (36.36%) ITIL
4 56 (24.24%) Change Management
5 51 (22.08%) Open Source
6 46 (19.91%) Service Management
7 44 (19.05%) Data Management
8 43 (18.61%) ITSM
9 39 (16.88%) Problem Management
10 32 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (12.99%) Configuration Management
11 30 (12.99%) PRINCE2
12 25 (10.82%) Release Management
13 22 (9.52%) Service Delivery
14 20 (8.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 16 (6.93%) Microservices
16 15 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (6.49%) High Availability
17 14 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
17 14 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.61%) Java
2 42 (18.18%) Python
3 22 (9.52%) Ruby
4 19 (8.23%) SQL
5 13 (5.63%) Perl
6 9 (3.90%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.90%) PHP
7 8 (3.46%) COBOL
7 8 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.60%) C
9 5 (2.16%) Go
9 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.16%) Scala
10 4 (1.73%) C#
11 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.87%) Groovy
13 1 (0.43%) Korn
13 1 (0.43%) Uniface
13 1 (0.43%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (3.90%) CCNA
5 9 (3.90%) CCNP
6 8 (3.46%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.73%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.73%) Degree
8 3 (1.30%) CCIE
8 3 (1.30%) HNC
9 2 (0.87%) CCIP
9 2 (0.87%) GCIH
9 2 (0.87%) GIAC
9 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.87%) MCP
9 2 (0.87%) MCSA
9 2 (0.87%) MCSE
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.12%) SLA
2 7 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.39%) Docker
3 11 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 10 (4.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (3.90%) Active Directory
6 6 (2.60%) Firmware
7 5 (2.16%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.30%) GFS2
8 3 (1.30%) GlusterFS
8 3 (1.30%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.87%) HDFS
9 2 (0.87%) Xen
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.43%) Gluster
10 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.43%) SRDF
10 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (22.08%) Puppet
2 42 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (16.88%) Ansible
4 14 (6.06%) Terraform
5 8 (3.46%) Nagios
6 7 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (2.60%) Salt
8 5 (2.16%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.73%) logstash
9 4 (1.73%) SELinux
10 3 (1.30%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.87%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.87%) Kibana
11 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.87%) Packer
11 2 (0.87%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.15%) VMware
3 34 (14.72%) Cisco
4 25 (10.82%) Oracle
5 17 (7.36%) Red Hat
6 15 (6.49%) Splunk
7 12 (5.19%) Avaya
8 10 (4.33%) AppDynamics
9 9 (3.90%) EMC
9 9 (3.90%) Epicor
9 9 (3.90%) Informatica
10 8 (3.46%) F5
10 8 (3.46%) MuleSoft
10 8 (3.46%) New Relic
11 7 (3.03%) SAP
12 6 (2.60%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.60%) ICL
13 5 (2.16%) IBM
13 5 (2.16%) Juniper
14 4 (1.73%) CA
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