Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 79 87
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 -
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.24% 0.43% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.45% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Essex median daily rate £469 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £347 £418 £465
90th Percentile £576 £623 £567
East of England median daily rate £319 £375 £378
% change year-on-year -15.00% -0.66% +2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 824 660 762
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.28% 95.65% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 412 513
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +12.75%
10th Percentile £266 £251 £250
90th Percentile £575 £625 £572
East of England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 57
Essex median hourly rate £20.00 £31.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.04% -9.24% +84.21%
10th Percentile £10.58 £14.06 £14.80
90th Percentile £46.10 £72.75 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.90
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.09% -7.44%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in Essex

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in Essex

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in Essex over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in Essex

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea -24 1 £600 +42.86%
Operations Engineer
East of England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, Operations Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) GitLab
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) GitLab
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian