Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 August 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 493 509
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 146 106 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 68 82
London median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +1.41%
10th Percentile £450 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £627 £599
England median daily rate £525 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +53.57% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,124 40,953 42,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.07% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,101 29,219 30,949
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 503 480
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.20 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.07% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.42
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in London

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in London

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in London

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in London

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Central London -19 27 £525 -4.55% 4
East London +4 22 £525 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 London region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 116 (79.45%) DevOps
2 84 (57.53%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (53.42%) Jenkins
4 73 (50.00%) Terraform
5 68 (46.58%) Linux
5 68 (46.58%) Python
6 64 (43.84%) Ansible
7 51 (34.93%) Docker
7 51 (34.93%) Finance
8 48 (32.88%) Puppet
9 47 (32.19%) Opscode Chef
10 45 (30.82%) Amazon EC2
11 44 (30.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 44 (30.14%) Kubernetes
12 43 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (29.45%) Java
13 42 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
14 40 (27.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 38 (26.03%) Splunk
15 38 (26.03%) Windows
16 33 (22.60%) Ruby
17 31 (21.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 31 (21.23%) Packer
18 30 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (19.86%) Configuration Management
20 28 (19.18%) Serverless
21 27 (18.49%) TDD
21 27 (18.49%) PowerShell
22 26 (17.81%) Migration
23 25 (17.12%) Open Source

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (16.44%) IIS
2 11 (7.53%) nginx
3 9 (6.16%) Apache
4 7 (4.79%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.74%) Confluence
7 4 (2.74%) JBoss
8 3 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.05%) Gunicorn
8 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.68%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 84 (57.53%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (30.82%) Amazon EC2
3 44 (30.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 42 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (21.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (19.18%) Serverless
7 24 (16.44%) OpenShift
8 22 (15.07%) Amazon S3
9 13 (8.90%) Datadog
10 11 (7.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (4.79%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (4.79%) PaaS
13 6 (4.11%) GitHub
14 5 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (2.74%) Route 53
16 2 (1.37%) IaaS
16 2 (1.37%) Office 365
16 2 (1.37%) SaaS
17 1 (0.68%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.33%) Firewall
2 14 (9.59%) Network Security
3 13 (8.90%) DNS
4 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.48%) SSL
6 6 (4.11%) BGP
6 6 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (4.11%) LAN
6 6 (4.11%) OSPF
6 6 (4.11%) WAN
7 5 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (3.42%) Internet
7 5 (3.42%) ISDN
7 5 (3.42%) MGCP
7 5 (3.42%) Multicast
7 5 (3.42%) NX-OS
7 5 (3.42%) Wireless
7 5 (3.42%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) MongoDB
1 10 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (5.48%) MySQL
3 4 (2.74%) Big Data
4 3 (2.05%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.37%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 78 (53.42%) Jenkins
2 17 (11.64%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.27%) Vagrant
4 10 (6.85%) Artifactory
5 9 (6.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (6.16%) Travis CI
6 6 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.74%) JIRA
7 4 (2.74%) Selenium
7 4 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.05%) Gradle
8 3 (2.05%) Maven
8 3 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.37%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (1.37%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.68%) JMeter
10 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (34.93%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.44%) .NET
2 22 (15.07%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (15.07%) Web Services
3 12 (8.22%) X-Windows
4 8 (5.48%) ActiveMQ
4 8 (5.48%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (5.48%) Sensu
5 6 (4.11%) Node.js
6 5 (3.42%) LDAP
7 4 (2.74%) Kafka
7 4 (2.74%) SAML
7 4 (2.74%) Spring
7 4 (2.74%) Spring Boot
7 4 (2.74%) Spring Cloud
8 2 (1.37%) EntireX
8 2 (1.37%) Middleware
9 1 (0.68%) Django
9 1 (0.68%) OAuth
9 1 (0.68%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (13.01%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Fintech
7 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.58%) Linux
2 40 (27.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (26.03%) Windows
4 25 (17.12%) Windows Server
5 17 (11.64%) Unix
6 16 (10.96%) Ubuntu
7 13 (8.90%) CentOS
8 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (6.16%) DC/OS
10 3 (2.05%) Solaris
11 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (79.45%) DevOps
2 43 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (19.86%) Configuration Management
5 27 (18.49%) TDD
6 26 (17.81%) Migration
7 25 (17.12%) Open Source
8 22 (15.07%) Build Automation
9 18 (12.33%) Task Automation
10 17 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (8.22%) Microservices
13 11 (7.53%) SDLC
14 10 (6.85%) Load Balancing
15 9 (6.16%) Server Monitoring
16 8 (5.48%) Performance Measurement
17 6 (4.11%) Continuous Deployment
17 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 6 (4.11%) ITIL
17 6 (4.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (46.58%) Python
2 43 (29.45%) Java
3 33 (22.60%) Ruby
4 27 (18.49%) PowerShell
5 24 (16.44%) Bash Shell
6 14 (9.59%) Perl
7 5 (3.42%) C#
7 5 (3.42%) Groovy
8 3 (2.05%) Go
8 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.37%) SQL
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
1 22 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.05%) CCNP
4 2 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CCIE
5 1 (0.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (0.68%) CIPD
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) OCP
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (34.93%) Docker
2 24 (16.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (6.16%) VirtualBox
4 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.42%) etcd
5 5 (3.42%) flannel
6 4 (2.74%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (50.00%) Terraform
2 64 (43.84%) Ansible
3 48 (32.88%) Puppet
4 47 (32.19%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (30.14%) Kubernetes
6 31 (21.23%) Packer
7 21 (14.38%) Mesos
8 10 (6.85%) Grafana
8 10 (6.85%) logstash
8 10 (6.85%) Nagios
9 9 (6.16%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (5.48%) HAProxy
11 5 (3.42%) rkt
12 3 (2.05%) ZABBIX
13 2 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
14 1 (0.68%) Kibana
14 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.68%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (26.03%) Splunk
2 18 (12.33%) Red Hat
3 15 (10.27%) New Relic
4 11 (7.53%) Google
4 11 (7.53%) VMware
5 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.79%) Cisco
7 6 (4.11%) AppDynamics
7 6 (4.11%) Juniper
8 5 (3.42%) F5
9 4 (2.74%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.74%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.74%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.74%) NetScout
9 4 (2.74%) Oracle
9 4 (2.74%) Reuters
9 4 (2.74%) SevOne
10 3 (2.05%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.05%) Sun
11 2 (1.37%) Atlassian