Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 485 495
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 -56
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 109 90 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 53 89
London median daily rate £500 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +14.12% -5.56%
10th Percentile £370 £328 £363
90th Percentile £658 £610 £592
England median daily rate £475 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £21.98
England median hourly rate £67.50 £43.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year +56.98% +3.34% +137.77%

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 43,796 38,922 42,347
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,878 27,695 30,038
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 565 655
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £49.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -14 12 £450 -21.74% 5
West London -31 3 £475 - 1
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 71 (65.14%) DevOps
2 61 (55.96%) Linux
3 55 (50.46%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (35.78%) Jenkins
5 37 (33.94%) Java
6 36 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (29.36%) Python
8 31 (28.44%) Windows
9 30 (27.52%) Bash Shell
9 30 (27.52%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (26.61%) Splunk
11 28 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (24.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (23.85%) PowerShell
13 26 (23.85%) Open Source
14 24 (22.02%) Finance
14 24 (22.02%) Migration
14 24 (22.02%) Ansible
15 23 (21.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
16 22 (20.18%) Puppet
16 22 (20.18%) Red Hat
17 21 (19.27%) VMware
18 20 (18.35%) Firewall
18 20 (18.35%) Configuration Management
18 20 (18.35%) Unix
19 19 (17.43%) DNS
19 19 (17.43%) Ruby
19 19 (17.43%) Data Centre
20 18 (16.51%) Cisco

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 15 (13.76%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.34%) Apache
3 7 (6.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (6.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (6.42%) Mule
3 7 (6.42%) Mule ESB
4 5 (4.59%) nginx
5 4 (3.67%) CMS
6 3 (2.75%) Confluence
6 3 (2.75%) JBoss
6 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.83%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.83%) IIS
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.92%) Jetty
8 1 (0.92%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 3 (2.75%) ION MarketView
1 3 (2.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 55 (50.46%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.84%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (7.34%) PaaS
4 8 (7.34%) Serverless
5 7 (6.42%) Amazon S3
5 7 (6.42%) OpenShift
5 7 (6.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (3.67%) GitHub
7 3 (2.75%) Akamai
8 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.83%) SaaS
9 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.92%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.92%) Office 365
9 1 (0.92%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.35%) 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
5 12 (11.01%) WAN
6 11 (10.09%) VoIP
7 8 (7.34%) SSL
8 7 (6.42%) HTTP
9 6 (5.50%) Network Security
10 3 (2.75%) IPsec
11 2 (1.83%) BGP
11 2 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.83%) EIGRP
11 2 (1.83%) FTP
11 2 (1.83%) MPLS
11 2 (1.83%) Multicast
11 2 (1.83%) VPN
12 1 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.34%) MySQL
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.67%) Redis
5 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Big Data
7 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.83%) Riak
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.92%) DB2
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.92%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 39 (35.78%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (4.59%) Artifactory
4 5 (4.59%) JIRA
5 4 (3.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.67%) Burp Suite
5 4 (3.67%) Maven
5 4 (3.67%) NuGet
5 4 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.75%) Metasploit
6 3 (2.75%) Selenium
7 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.83%) JMeter
7 2 (1.83%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.92%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.92%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (22.02%) Finance
2 13 (11.93%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Electronics
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (9.17%) Spring Boot
3 8 (7.34%) Web Services
4 7 (6.42%) Spring
4 7 (6.42%) Spring Cloud
5 5 (4.59%) .NET
6 4 (3.67%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (3.67%) Node.js
6 4 (3.67%) Sensu
7 3 (2.75%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (2.75%) Kafka
8 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.83%) Middleware
8 2 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.92%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.92%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.92%) J2EE
9 1 (0.92%) LAMP
9 1 (0.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.09%) Clustering
3 11 (10.09%) Replication
4 6 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.67%) BYOD
5 4 (3.67%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.75%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.75%) PKI
7 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.83%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 61 (55.96%) Linux
2 31 (28.44%) Windows
3 27 (24.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
4 23 (21.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (18.35%) Unix
6 16 (14.68%) CentOS
7 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.83%) Solaris
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.92%) AIX
11 1 (0.92%) MVS
11 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.14%) DevOps
2 36 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (23.85%) Open Source
5 24 (22.02%) Migration
6 20 (18.35%) Configuration Management
7 16 (14.68%) Microservices
8 12 (11.01%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (10.09%) Patch Management
9 11 (10.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (10.09%) Security Operations
10 10 (9.17%) Load Balancing
11 8 (7.34%) SIEM
11 8 (7.34%) TDD
12 7 (6.42%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (6.42%) Proactive Monitoring
12 7 (6.42%) Task Automation
13 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (5.50%) Test Automation
14 5 (4.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.94%) Java
2 32 (29.36%) Python
3 30 (27.52%) Bash Shell
4 26 (23.85%) PowerShell
5 19 (17.43%) Ruby
6 12 (11.01%) Perl
7 8 (7.34%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.50%) C#
8 6 (5.50%) SQL
9 4 (3.67%) Go
9 4 (3.67%) Scala
10 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.67%) CCSP
4 4 (3.67%) CREST Certified
4 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) CCNP
6 1 (0.92%) CCNA
6 1 (0.92%) CISM
6 1 (0.92%) CISSP
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) GIAC
6 1 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) MiFID
1 3 (2.75%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Hyper-V
1 15 (13.76%) VMware ESXi
2 11 (10.09%) Samba
3 10 (9.17%) Docker
4 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.92%) HDFS
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.92%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.92%) vSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Xen
6 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (27.52%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (22.02%) Ansible
3 22 (20.18%) Puppet
4 15 (13.76%) Terraform
4 15 (13.76%) WMI
5 11 (10.09%) Kubernetes
6 8 (7.34%) Packer
7 7 (6.42%) logstash
8 6 (5.50%) Mesos
9 5 (4.59%) Grafana
9 5 (4.59%) Kibana
10 4 (3.67%) Nagios
10 4 (3.67%) Nessus
11 3 (2.75%) HAProxy
11 3 (2.75%) Salt
12 1 (0.92%) Graphite
12 1 (0.92%) Oozie
12 1 (0.92%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.92%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) Splunk
2 22 (20.18%) Red Hat
3 21 (19.27%) VMware
4 18 (16.51%) Cisco
5 13 (11.93%) SolarWinds
6 12 (11.01%) Juniper
7 11 (10.09%) Fortinet
7 11 (10.09%) Mitel
8 10 (9.17%) New Relic
9 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.42%) Adobe
10 7 (6.42%) AppDynamics
10 7 (6.42%) MuleSoft
11 6 (5.50%) AlienVault
12 5 (4.59%) IBM
12 5 (4.59%) Symantec
13 4 (3.67%) Oracle
13 4 (3.67%) Qualys
14 3 (2.75%) ION Trading
14 3 (2.75%) SAP