The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 376 395
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 66 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 29
Median daily rate £500 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £322 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £335
% change year-on-year +3.12% +19.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
City of London +3 9 £525 +27.27% 8
Croydon - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 70 (60.34%) DevOps
2 54 (46.55%) Linux
3 50 (43.10%) Java
3 50 (43.10%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (32.76%) Python
5 38 (32.76%) Jenkins
6 32 (27.59%) Puppet
6 32 (27.59%) Configuration Management
7 30 (25.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (21.55%) Ruby
8 25 (21.55%) Ansible
9 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 23 (19.83%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (18.97%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (18.97%) Git (software)
11 22 (18.97%) PaaS
12 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
13 19 (16.38%) Splunk
13 19 (16.38%) Microservices
13 19 (16.38%) Security Operations
14 18 (15.52%) AppDynamics
14 18 (15.52%) GitHub
15 17 (14.66%) Bash Shell
15 17 (14.66%) Finance
15 17 (14.66%) Unix
15 17 (14.66%) Docker
16 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 16 (13.79%) VMware
16 16 (13.79%) Redis

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 22 (18.97%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (11.21%) Confluence
3 9 (7.76%) Anypoint
4 7 (6.03%) Apache
5 6 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.17%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.31%) nginx
7 4 (3.45%) Jetty
7 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.45%) WildFly
8 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.72%) Documentum
8 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.86%) CMS
9 1 (0.86%) IIS
9 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.86%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (43.10%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (25.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (18.97%) PaaS
4 18 (15.52%) GitHub
5 8 (6.90%) IaaS
6 4 (3.45%) Datadog
6 4 (3.45%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.86%) Heroku
8 1 (0.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.93%) HTTP
3 11 (9.48%) HTTPS
3 11 (9.48%) Network Security
4 8 (6.90%) IPsec
5 7 (6.03%) Firewall
6 4 (3.45%) BGP
6 4 (3.45%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.59%) DWDM
7 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.59%) MPLS
7 3 (2.59%) SDH
7 3 (2.59%) SSL
8 2 (1.72%) LAN
8 2 (1.72%) Multicast
8 2 (1.72%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.72%) OSPF
8 2 (1.72%) RIP
8 2 (1.72%) WAN
8 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 16 (13.79%) Redis
2 12 (10.34%) MySQL
3 11 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.31%) Data Mining
5 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.72%) Big Data
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.86%) DB2
9 1 (0.86%) HBase
9 1 (0.86%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.86%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 38 (32.76%) Jenkins
2 22 (18.97%) Git (software)
3 16 (13.79%) JIRA
4 12 (10.34%) JMeter
4 12 (10.34%) Selenium
5 11 (9.48%) Cucumber
6 10 (8.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (7.76%) Maven
8 3 (2.59%) GitLab
9 2 (1.72%) Ant
9 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.72%) Gatling
9 2 (1.72%) Gradle
9 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.72%) Subversion
10 1 (0.86%) Concordion
10 1 (0.86%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.86%) Hudson
10 1 (0.86%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.86%) NuGet
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Electronics
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) Spring
2 14 (12.07%) Spring Boot
3 13 (11.21%) Node.js
4 10 (8.62%) Spring Cloud
5 6 (5.17%) .NET
5 6 (5.17%) Web Services
6 4 (3.45%) J2EE
6 4 (3.45%) React
7 3 (2.59%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.59%) Kafka
7 3 (2.59%) LAMP
8 2 (1.72%) HTML
8 2 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.72%) REST
9 1 (0.86%) Apache Avro
9 1 (0.86%) Celery
9 1 (0.86%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.86%) Sensu
9 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.17%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.31%) Blog
5 3 (2.59%) Clustering
5 3 (2.59%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.72%) PKI
6 2 (1.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (46.55%) Linux
2 17 (14.66%) Unix
3 8 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.03%) Ubuntu
4 7 (6.03%) Windows
5 5 (4.31%) CentOS
5 5 (4.31%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) AIX
7 2 (1.72%) Solaris
7 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.86%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.86%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.86%) VME
8 1 (0.86%) VMS
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (60.34%) DevOps
2 42 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.59%) Configuration Management
4 19 (16.38%) Microservices
4 19 (16.38%) Security Operations
5 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (11.21%) Web Operations
8 11 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (8.62%) Open Source
10 9 (7.76%) Security Monitoring
11 8 (6.90%) High Availability
11 8 (6.90%) Malware Analysis
12 7 (6.03%) GAP Analysis
12 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.03%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.03%) Threat Intelligence
13 6 (5.17%) Analytics
13 6 (5.17%) Load Balancing
14 5 (4.31%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) Java
2 38 (32.76%) Python
3 25 (21.55%) Ruby
4 17 (14.66%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.62%) SQL
6 8 (6.90%) C-shell
6 8 (6.90%) Korn
7 5 (4.31%) Go
8 4 (3.45%) Perl
9 3 (2.59%) C#
10 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.72%) Scala
10 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.86%) COBOL
11 1 (0.86%) Groovy
11 1 (0.86%) PHP
11 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.90%) CEH
3 8 (6.90%) CISSP
3 8 (6.90%) CREST Certified
3 8 (6.90%) GIAC
3 8 (6.90%) SANS
4 5 (4.31%) CCNA
4 5 (4.31%) CCNP
4 5 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Docker
2 10 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.31%) Xen
4 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.59%) GFS2
4 3 (2.59%) GlusterFS
4 3 (2.59%) OCFS2
5 2 (1.72%) HDFS
5 2 (1.72%) pfSense
6 1 (0.86%) Gluster
6 1 (0.86%) KVM
6 1 (0.86%) vSphere
6 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (27.59%) Puppet
2 25 (21.55%) Ansible
3 23 (19.83%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.90%) Terraform
5 6 (5.17%) Kubernetes
6 5 (4.31%) logstash
6 5 (4.31%) Salt
7 4 (3.45%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.45%) Kibana
8 3 (2.59%) CFEngine
8 3 (2.59%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.59%) Grafana
8 3 (2.59%) Nagios
8 3 (2.59%) SELinux
9 2 (1.72%) Graphite
9 2 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.72%) Packer
10 1 (0.86%) Consul
10 1 (0.86%) Oozie
10 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (16.38%) Splunk
2 18 (15.52%) AppDynamics
3 16 (13.79%) VMware
4 14 (12.07%) MuleSoft
4 14 (12.07%) New Relic
5 12 (10.34%) Cisco
5 12 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.90%) Oracle
7 4 (3.45%) Juniper
8 3 (2.59%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.59%) Nortel
8 3 (2.59%) Tellabs
9 2 (1.72%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.72%) F5
9 2 (1.72%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.72%) Qualys
9 2 (1.72%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.72%) Varonis
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