Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 524 509
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 109 96 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 61 80
London median daily rate £500 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +10.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £671 £600 £535
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £21.98
England median hourly rate £55.25 £41.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +34.76% +60.78% +22.54%

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 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +5 21 £525 -8.70% 1
West London -11 3 £475 - 2
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (64.22%) DevOps
2 64 (58.72%) Linux
3 54 (49.54%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (30.28%) Windows
5 32 (29.36%) Python
6 31 (28.44%) Jenkins
7 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (26.61%) Java
9 27 (24.77%) Configuration Management
9 27 (24.77%) Splunk
9 27 (24.77%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (23.85%) Finance
11 25 (22.94%) VMware
12 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (22.02%) Cisco
12 24 (22.02%) Ansible
12 24 (22.02%) Bash Shell
13 23 (21.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (21.10%) Migration
13 23 (21.10%) Firewall
13 23 (21.10%) Unix
14 22 (20.18%) Open Source
14 22 (20.18%) Windows Server
15 21 (19.27%) Puppet
15 21 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (18.35%) Red Hat
17 19 (17.43%) DNS
17 19 (17.43%) PowerShell
18 18 (16.51%) Ruby
18 18 (16.51%) Data Centre

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 16 (14.68%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.34%) Apache
3 5 (4.59%) nginx
3 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (3.67%) CMS
4 4 (3.67%) Confluence
4 4 (3.67%) IIS
4 4 (3.67%) Mule
4 4 (3.67%) Mule ESB
5 3 (2.75%) JBoss
6 2 (1.83%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.83%) Jetty
6 2 (1.83%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) Documentum
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 4 (3.67%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 54 (49.54%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.17%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (8.26%) GitHub
4 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.59%) OpenShift
6 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.67%) PaaS
7 3 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.75%) Serverless
7 3 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.92%) Akamai
9 1 (0.92%) Office 365
9 1 (0.92%) SaaS
9 1 (0.92%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) Firewall
2 19 (17.43%) DNS
3 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.93%) DHCP
4 13 (11.93%) LAN
4 13 (11.93%) SAN
4 13 (11.93%) WAN
5 11 (10.09%) VoIP
6 9 (8.26%) SSL
7 7 (6.42%) HTTP
8 6 (5.50%) Network Security
9 5 (4.59%) MPLS
10 3 (2.75%) BGP
10 3 (2.75%) EIGRP
10 3 (2.75%) FTP
10 3 (2.75%) VLAN
10 3 (2.75%) VPN
11 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.83%) NAS
11 2 (1.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
2 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.59%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.67%) Redis
6 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Riak
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.92%) DB2
8 1 (0.92%) HBase
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.92%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 31 (28.44%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.59%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.67%) Burp Suite
4 4 (3.67%) JIRA
4 4 (3.67%) Maven
4 4 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.75%) JMeter
5 3 (2.75%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.83%) Selenium
6 2 (1.83%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.92%) Ant
7 1 (0.92%) Gatling
7 1 (0.92%) GitLab
7 1 (0.92%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.92%) NuGet
7 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 13 (11.93%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Marketing
4 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.75%) Electronics
5 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (5.50%) Spring Boot
3 4 (3.67%) Node.js
3 4 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.67%) Spring
3 4 (3.67%) Spring Cloud
3 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) .NET
4 3 (2.75%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (2.75%) Middleware
5 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) J2EE
5 2 (1.83%) Kafka
5 2 (1.83%) Sensu
5 2 (1.83%) Servlets
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.92%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.92%) React
6 1 (0.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.17%) Clustering
3 10 (9.17%) Replication
4 5 (4.59%) Blog
5 4 (3.67%) BYOD
5 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.92%) CMDB
8 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (58.72%) Linux
2 33 (30.28%) Windows
3 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (21.10%) Unix
4 23 (21.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (20.18%) Windows Server
6 16 (14.68%) CentOS
7 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.59%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.75%) Solaris
10 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.83%) AIX
11 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.92%) MVS
12 1 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.22%) DevOps
2 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.77%) Configuration Management
4 23 (21.10%) Migration
5 22 (20.18%) Open Source
6 21 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (10.09%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (9.17%) Load Balancing
9 10 (9.17%) Patch Management
10 9 (8.26%) Microservices
10 9 (8.26%) Security Operations
11 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.42%) Line Management
12 7 (6.42%) Scrum
12 7 (6.42%) TDD
13 6 (5.50%) Analytics
13 6 (5.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (5.50%) Test Automation
14 5 (4.59%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.36%) Python
2 29 (26.61%) Java
3 24 (22.02%) Bash Shell
4 19 (17.43%) PowerShell
5 18 (16.51%) Ruby
6 10 (9.17%) Perl
7 8 (7.34%) SQL
8 6 (5.50%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.59%) Go
10 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.92%) C
11 1 (0.92%) C#
11 1 (0.92%) PHP
11 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.67%) CCNP
4 4 (3.67%) CCSP
4 4 (3.67%) CREST Certified
4 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.92%) CCVP
6 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) MiFID
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.84%) Hyper-V
1 14 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (9.17%) Samba
3 9 (8.26%) Docker
4 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.75%) Xen
7 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.83%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.83%) vSphere
7 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.92%) KVM
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (24.77%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (22.02%) Ansible
3 21 (19.27%) Puppet
4 14 (12.84%) WMI
5 11 (10.09%) Terraform
6 10 (9.17%) Kubernetes
7 8 (7.34%) logstash
8 4 (3.67%) Kibana
8 4 (3.67%) Nagios
8 4 (3.67%) Nessus
9 3 (2.75%) Grafana
9 3 (2.75%) Mesos
9 3 (2.75%) Packer
9 3 (2.75%) vRealize
10 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.83%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.92%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 27 (24.77%) Splunk
2 25 (22.94%) VMware
3 24 (22.02%) Cisco
4 20 (18.35%) Red Hat
5 14 (12.84%) SolarWinds
6 12 (11.01%) Juniper
7 10 (9.17%) Fortinet
7 10 (9.17%) Mitel
8 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.34%) New Relic
9 7 (6.42%) Oracle
10 6 (5.50%) AppDynamics
10 6 (5.50%) IBM
10 6 (5.50%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.59%) Citrix
11 5 (4.59%) Qualys
11 5 (4.59%) Symantec
12 4 (3.67%) Bloomberg
12 4 (3.67%) ION Trading