Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 93 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 -14 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.56% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -13.14% +32.96%
East of England median daily rate £555 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +85.00% -14.29% -15.15%
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 1,024 748 828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 97.14% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 503 495
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 143
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -4.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £12.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.38 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -17 5 £600 +20.00%
Operations Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Ansible
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) GitLab
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) GitHub
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Server Hardening
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Jetty
2 1 (16.67%) Mongrel
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Google App Engine
2 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) IPsec
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) GitLab
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
1 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) VMware