The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 474 497 525
Rank change year-on-year +23 +28  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 115 126 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 91 87
Median daily rate £480 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £291 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £335
% change year-on-year +3.12% +19.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +27.27%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 +8 64 £500 +8.10% 24
South East +28 16 £370 -12.94%
South West +17 16 £400 +14.28% 1
East of England +1 8 £500 +5.26% 4
North West +9 4 £490 +22.50% 3
Yorkshire +12 3 £400 -8.57% 5
East Midlands -11 2 £650 +132.14% 2
West Midlands +22 1 £525 +13.51% 4
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 117 (55.19%) DevOps
2 96 (45.28%) Linux
3 76 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (30.66%) Jenkins
6 59 (27.83%) Puppet
7 58 (27.36%) Java
8 50 (23.58%) Configuration Management
9 48 (22.64%) Python
10 42 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 42 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
11 41 (19.34%) Git (software)
11 41 (19.34%) Security Cleared
12 39 (18.40%) VMware
13 38 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (17.92%) Ansible
14 34 (16.04%) SC Cleared
15 33 (15.57%) ITIL
16 32 (15.09%) Docker
17 31 (14.62%) PaaS
18 30 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (14.15%) Unix
19 29 (13.68%) Finance
20 28 (13.21%) HTTP
20 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
21 27 (12.74%) Windows
21 27 (12.74%) Firewall
21 27 (12.74%) Open Source
21 27 (12.74%) Microservices
22 26 (12.26%) Ruby

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 (11.32%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (8.02%) Apache
2 17 (8.02%) Confluence
3 11 (5.19%) IIS
4 10 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.25%) Anypoint
5 9 (4.25%) JBoss
5 9 (4.25%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (3.30%) nginx
8 6 (2.83%) Jetty
8 6 (2.83%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.36%) Apache Spark
9 5 (2.36%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.36%) Tuxedo
10 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.89%) WildFly
11 3 (1.42%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (14.62%) PaaS
4 22 (10.38%) GitHub
5 18 (8.49%) IaaS
6 7 (3.30%) Datadog
7 6 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.83%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.83%) SaaS
8 5 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.94%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.47%) Heroku
12 1 (0.47%) Route 53
12 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.21%) HTTP
1 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 27 (12.74%) Firewall
3 16 (7.55%) SSL
4 15 (7.08%) Network Security
5 13 (6.13%) DNS
6 10 (4.72%) HTTPS
6 10 (4.72%) IPsec
7 9 (4.25%) Internet
7 9 (4.25%) WAN
8 8 (3.77%) LAN
8 8 (3.77%) MPLS
9 7 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.83%) BGP
10 6 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.36%) SAN
12 4 (1.89%) EIGRP
12 4 (1.89%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.89%) OSPF
12 4 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) MongoDB
1 16 (7.55%) Redis
2 14 (6.60%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.13%) MySQL
3 13 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.72%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.36%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.36%) DB2
6 5 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.89%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.89%) Big Data
7 4 (1.89%) HBase
7 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.42%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.94%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 65 (30.66%) Jenkins
2 41 (19.34%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.91%) JIRA
4 18 (8.49%) Maven
5 15 (7.08%) JMeter
5 15 (7.08%) Selenium
6 14 (6.60%) Cucumber
6 14 (6.60%) Subversion
7 13 (6.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (4.25%) Gradle
9 5 (2.36%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.89%) GitLab
11 3 (1.42%) Ant
11 3 (1.42%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.42%) Spock
11 3 (1.42%) Travis CI
11 3 (1.42%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.94%) Gatling
12 2 (0.94%) HP UFT
General
1 29 (13.68%) Finance
2 16 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.72%) Banking
4 4 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Electronics
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) Node.js
1 15 (7.08%) Spring
2 14 (6.60%) J2EE
2 14 (6.60%) Spring Boot
3 13 (6.13%) Web Services
4 10 (4.72%) .NET
4 10 (4.72%) Middleware
4 10 (4.72%) Spring Cloud
5 5 (2.36%) LAMP
5 5 (2.36%) REST
6 4 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.89%) Kafka
6 4 (1.89%) React
7 3 (1.42%) JSON
7 3 (1.42%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.94%) boto
8 2 (0.94%) HTML
8 2 (0.94%) Sensu
8 2 (0.94%) Servlets
8 2 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.30%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.36%) Blog
6 4 (1.89%) AS400
7 3 (1.42%) Clustering
7 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.94%) BYOD
8 2 (0.94%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.94%) PKI
8 2 (0.94%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) IPTV
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) RIA
9 1 (0.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 96 (45.28%) Linux
2 30 (14.15%) Unix
3 27 (12.74%) Windows
4 23 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.25%) CentOS
5 9 (4.25%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.36%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.36%) VME
8 5 (2.36%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.89%) Solaris
9 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.42%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.94%) AIX
11 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.47%) VMS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (55.19%) DevOps
2 72 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (23.58%) Configuration Management
4 38 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (15.57%) ITIL
6 27 (12.74%) Microservices
6 27 (12.74%) Open Source
7 22 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (9.43%) Security Operations
9 17 (8.02%) Test Automation
9 17 (8.02%) Web Operations
10 15 (7.08%) Mentoring
10 15 (7.08%) Scrum
10 15 (7.08%) TDD
11 14 (6.60%) Migration
12 12 (5.66%) ITSM
12 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.19%) Data Management
13 11 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (27.36%) Java
2 48 (22.64%) Python
3 26 (12.26%) Ruby
4 22 (10.38%) SQL
5 18 (8.49%) Bash Shell
6 14 (6.60%) Perl
7 8 (3.77%) C-shell
7 8 (3.77%) Korn
8 5 (2.36%) COBOL
9 4 (1.89%) C
9 4 (1.89%) Go
9 4 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.89%) RPG
9 4 (1.89%) RPG IV
10 3 (1.42%) C#
10 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.94%) Groovy
11 2 (0.94%) PHP
11 2 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (19.34%) Security Cleared
2 34 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.77%) CCNP
4 8 (3.77%) CEH
4 8 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.77%) CISSP
4 8 (3.77%) CREST Certified
4 8 (3.77%) GIAC
4 8 (3.77%) SANS
5 7 (3.30%) CCNA
6 4 (1.89%) Degree
7 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CCDA
9 1 (0.47%) CCIE
9 1 (0.47%) CCIP
9 1 (0.47%) CCSA
9 1 (0.47%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (15.09%) Docker
2 30 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.30%) Xen
4 6 (2.83%) HDFS
4 6 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.89%) vSphere
6 3 (1.42%) GFS2
6 3 (1.42%) GlusterFS
6 3 (1.42%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.94%) pfSense
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.47%) Gluster
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
8 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.47%) SRDF
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (27.83%) Puppet
2 42 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (17.92%) Ansible
4 11 (5.19%) Terraform
5 6 (2.83%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.83%) logstash
6 5 (2.36%) Nagios
6 5 (2.36%) Salt
7 4 (1.89%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.89%) Kibana
7 4 (1.89%) SELinux
8 3 (1.42%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.42%) Grafana
8 3 (1.42%) Graphite
8 3 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (1.42%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.94%) Packer
9 2 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (18.40%) VMware
2 25 (11.79%) Oracle
3 24 (11.32%) Red Hat
4 22 (10.38%) Cisco
5 20 (9.43%) Splunk
6 18 (8.49%) AppDynamics
7 15 (7.08%) Microsoft
8 14 (6.60%) MuleSoft
8 14 (6.60%) New Relic
9 10 (4.72%) IBM
10 9 (4.25%) Avaya
10 9 (4.25%) Informatica
10 9 (4.25%) Juniper
11 7 (3.30%) F5
11 7 (3.30%) WSO2
12 6 (2.83%) Epicor
12 6 (2.83%) HP
12 6 (2.83%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.36%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.36%) Google
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