Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 463 517 546
Rank change year-on-year +54 +29 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 174 113 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 83 58
London median daily rate £550 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.38% +10.59%
10th Percentile £425 £350 £325
90th Percentile £638 £674 £604
England median daily rate £525 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +23.53% +10.39% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £55.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -36.65% +34.76% +70.83%

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 44,067 44,586 42,813
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,849 32,266 30,449
London median daily rate £500 £490 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.29% +0.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 568 560
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.41 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
East London - 40 £550 - 2
Central London -15 30 £525 - 4
West London -5 2 £438 -7.89% 4
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 130 (74.71%) DevOps
2 92 (52.87%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (43.10%) Jenkins
4 63 (36.21%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (35.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 60 (34.48%) Terraform
7 59 (33.91%) Linux
8 58 (33.33%) Finance
8 58 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 56 (32.18%) Ansible
10 52 (29.89%) Splunk
11 50 (28.74%) Python
12 48 (27.59%) Java
13 45 (25.86%) .NET
13 45 (25.86%) Windows
13 45 (25.86%) AWS CloudFormation
14 41 (23.56%) IIS
15 40 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
16 38 (21.84%) Build Automation
17 37 (21.26%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (19.54%) Docker
20 33 (18.97%) Kubernetes
21 32 (18.39%) TDD
21 32 (18.39%) Ruby
22 31 (17.82%) Web Services
22 31 (17.82%) Puppet
22 31 (17.82%) Windows Server
23 28 (16.09%) OpenShift
23 28 (16.09%) Active Directory

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 41 (23.56%) IIS
2 16 (9.20%) Apache
3 12 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.60%) JBoss
6 4 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.72%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.57%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.57%) Confluence
9 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.57%) nginx
9 1 (0.57%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 92 (52.87%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (36.21%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (35.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 45 (25.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 37 (21.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (16.09%) OpenShift
7 26 (14.94%) Serverless
8 24 (13.79%) Amazon S3
9 9 (5.17%) SaaS
10 7 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (4.02%) IaaS
11 6 (3.45%) PaaS
12 5 (2.87%) GitHub
13 3 (1.72%) Office 365
14 2 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (1.15%) Datadog
14 2 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) Firewall
2 9 (5.17%) DNS
3 7 (4.02%) Network Security
4 5 (2.87%) LAN
4 5 (2.87%) WAN
5 4 (2.30%) BGP
5 4 (2.30%) Multicast
5 4 (2.30%) OSPF
5 4 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.30%) Wireless
6 3 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.72%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.15%) DHCP
7 2 (1.15%) Internet
7 2 (1.15%) ISDN
7 2 (1.15%) MGCP
7 2 (1.15%) MPLS
7 2 (1.15%) NX-OS
7 2 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.87%) Big Data
2 3 (1.72%) Redis
2 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.57%) GIS
4 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (43.10%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.32%) TeamCity
3 10 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (4.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (2.87%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.87%) Selenium
5 5 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.30%) Maven
7 3 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.72%) Gradle
8 2 (1.15%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.15%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.57%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.57%) JIRA
9 1 (0.57%) JMeter
9 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (9.20%) Banking
3 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.15%) Retail
3 2 (1.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.86%) .NET
2 31 (17.82%) Web Services
3 14 (8.05%) X-Windows
4 4 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.30%) EntireX
4 4 (2.30%) LDAP
4 4 (2.30%) Middleware
4 4 (2.30%) SAML
4 4 (2.30%) Spring
4 4 (2.30%) Spring Boot
4 4 (2.30%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (1.15%) Kafka
5 2 (1.15%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) Node.js
6 1 (0.57%) pytest
6 1 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.37%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.30%) Clustering
4 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.15%) Fintech
5 2 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Pricing Data
6 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (33.91%) Linux
2 45 (25.86%) Windows
3 31 (17.82%) Windows Server
4 27 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.30%) Unix
7 3 (1.72%) Solaris
7 3 (1.72%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (74.71%) DevOps
2 38 (21.84%) Build Automation
3 35 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (18.39%) TDD
5 27 (15.52%) Migration
6 25 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (6.32%) Configuration Management
9 11 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.17%) Microservices
10 9 (5.17%) Open Source
11 7 (4.02%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.02%) Task Automation
11 7 (4.02%) Web Operations
12 6 (3.45%) Case Management
12 6 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (3.45%) ITIL
13 5 (2.87%) Deployment Automation
13 5 (2.87%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 50 (28.74%) Python
3 48 (27.59%) Java
4 32 (18.39%) Ruby
5 14 (8.05%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.90%) C#
7 6 (3.45%) Groovy
8 3 (1.72%) Perl
9 2 (1.15%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) Go
10 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.30%) CCNP
5 3 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.72%) CCNA
6 2 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.15%) Degree
7 1 (0.57%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CCIE
7 1 (0.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (0.57%) GIAC
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MCDST
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 34 (19.54%) Docker
2 28 (16.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.30%) DFS Replication
4 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.30%) XenApp
4 4 (2.30%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.57%) Firmware
5 1 (0.57%) KVM
5 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.57%) vCloud
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 60 (34.48%) Terraform
2 56 (32.18%) Ansible
3 40 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (18.97%) Kubernetes
5 31 (17.82%) Puppet
6 24 (13.79%) Mesos
6 24 (13.79%) Packer
7 7 (4.02%) Nagios
8 4 (2.30%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.30%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.30%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.15%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (1.15%) Grafana
9 2 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (1.15%) logstash
9 2 (1.15%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.15%) SCCM
10 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (29.89%) Splunk
2 20 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.32%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.60%) AppDynamics
4 8 (4.60%) New Relic
5 4 (2.30%) Cisco
5 4 (2.30%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle
5 4 (2.30%) Veritas
6 3 (1.72%) Juniper
6 3 (1.72%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.15%) Adobe
7 2 (1.15%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.15%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.15%) Citrix
7 2 (1.15%) F5
7 2 (1.15%) Google
7 2 (1.15%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.15%) Reuters
7 2 (1.15%) VMware