The median contractor rate for a Operations Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
England / London
Rank 357 371 347
Rank change year-on-year +14 -24  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 51 49 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 45
Median daily rate £475 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -9.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £348 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £660 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.27% -  

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 18077 20886 19765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 14960 13636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 281 362
Median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 -7 3 £450 -0.55% 4
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Croydon +8 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 54 (59.34%) DevOps
2 39 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (39.56%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (35.16%) Jenkins
5 30 (32.97%) Linux
6 27 (29.67%) Java
7 24 (26.37%) Python
7 24 (26.37%) Puppet
8 19 (20.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (20.88%) Ansible
9 18 (19.78%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (19.78%) JIRA
9 18 (19.78%) Configuration Management
10 17 (18.68%) Docker
11 14 (15.38%) Microservices
11 14 (15.38%) Cisco
11 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 14 (15.38%) Splunk
12 13 (14.29%) Node.js
12 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 13 (14.29%) PaaS
13 12 (13.19%) Finance
14 11 (12.09%) Firewall
14 11 (12.09%) Unix
14 11 (12.09%) Windows
14 11 (12.09%) Confluence
14 11 (12.09%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (12.09%) MongoDB
14 11 (12.09%) Cloud Foundry

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (12.09%) Cloud Foundry
1 11 (12.09%) Confluence
2 7 (7.69%) nginx
3 6 (6.59%) Anypoint
3 6 (6.59%) Apache
3 6 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.40%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.30%) IIS
6 2 (2.20%) Jupyter
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.10%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (39.56%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (20.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (14.29%) PaaS
4 11 (12.09%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (10.99%) GitHub
6 7 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (5.49%) Amazon S3
7 5 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (5.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (4.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (3.30%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (3.30%) CloudFront
9 3 (3.30%) Route 53
10 2 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (1.10%) Heroku
11 1 (1.10%) iPaaS
11 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) Firewall
2 9 (9.89%) HTTP
2 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.69%) VPN
4 4 (4.40%) DHCP
4 4 (4.40%) DNS
4 4 (4.40%) Internet
5 3 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.30%) IPsec
5 3 (3.30%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.20%) BGP
6 2 (2.20%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.20%) HSRP
6 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.20%) ICMP
6 2 (2.20%) LAN
6 2 (2.20%) SSL
6 2 (2.20%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) MongoDB
2 9 (9.89%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (9.89%) Redis
3 8 (8.79%) Big Data
3 8 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.59%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.49%) MySQL
5 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.20%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.20%) Parquet
9 1 (1.10%) Cloudera CDH
9 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) DB2
9 1 (1.10%) HBase
9 1 (1.10%) Pentaho
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Jenkins
2 18 (19.78%) JIRA
3 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.89%) Selenium
5 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.79%) Maven
5 8 (8.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (7.69%) JMeter
7 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.20%) Gradle
7 2 (2.20%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.10%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.10%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.10%) Concordion
8 1 (1.10%) Hudson
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.10%) Subversion
8 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Banking
2 4 (4.40%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) French Language
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) Node.js
2 9 (9.89%) Spring
3 8 (8.79%) Spring Boot
4 7 (7.69%) Web Services
5 6 (6.59%) Spring Cloud
6 5 (5.49%) .NET
7 3 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (3.30%) Kafka
7 3 (3.30%) LAMP
7 3 (3.30%) React
8 2 (2.20%) Apache Avro
8 2 (2.20%) boto
8 2 (2.20%) CSS
8 2 (2.20%) Django
8 2 (2.20%) J2EE
8 2 (2.20%) Middleware
8 2 (2.20%) XML
9 1 (1.10%) jQuery
9 1 (1.10%) JSON
9 1 (1.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.97%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Unix
2 11 (12.09%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.20%) CoreOS
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.10%) AIX
7 1 (1.10%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Solaris
7 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.10%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (59.34%) DevOps
2 39 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (19.78%) Configuration Management
5 14 (15.38%) Microservices
6 11 (12.09%) High Availability
6 11 (12.09%) Security Operations
7 9 (9.89%) Automated Testing
7 9 (9.89%) Web Operations
8 8 (8.79%) Load Balancing
8 8 (8.79%) Open Source
9 6 (6.59%) ITIL
9 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.49%) Patch Management
11 4 (4.40%) Change Management
11 4 (4.40%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.40%) Scrum
11 4 (4.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.67%) Java
2 24 (26.37%) Python
3 10 (10.99%) Ruby
4 7 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.59%) SQL
6 5 (5.49%) Go
6 5 (5.49%) Scala
7 4 (4.40%) C#
7 4 (4.40%) Perl
7 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.30%) PHP
9 2 (2.20%) Groovy
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.10%) COBOL
10 1 (1.10%) Korn
10 1 (1.10%) Uniface
10 1 (1.10%) VB
10 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) AWS Certification
3 4 (4.40%) CCNP
3 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) CCNA
4 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.30%) MCP
4 3 (3.30%) MCSA
4 3 (3.30%) MCSE
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) CCIE
5 2 (2.20%) Degree
5 2 (2.20%) GCIH
5 2 (2.20%) GIAC
6 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.10%) CCA
6 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) Docker
2 6 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.30%) GFS2
4 3 (3.30%) GlusterFS
4 3 (3.30%) OCFS2
4 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.10%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.10%) Gluster
5 1 (1.10%) HDFS
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (26.37%) Puppet
2 19 (20.88%) Ansible
3 18 (19.78%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.59%) Terraform
5 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.30%) CFEngine
6 3 (3.30%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.30%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (3.30%) logstash
6 3 (3.30%) Nagios
6 3 (3.30%) SELinux
7 2 (2.20%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.20%) Kibana
7 2 (2.20%) Packer
7 2 (2.20%) Salt
8 1 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.10%) Mesos
8 1 (1.10%) Oozie
8 1 (1.10%) Sysdig
8 1 (1.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Cisco
1 14 (15.38%) Splunk
2 10 (10.99%) AppDynamics
3 8 (8.79%) MuleSoft
3 8 (8.79%) New Relic
3 8 (8.79%) VMware
4 6 (6.59%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle
6 3 (3.30%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.30%) F5
6 3 (3.30%) Forcepoint
6 3 (3.30%) Informatica
6 3 (3.30%) Palo Alto
6 3 (3.30%) SaltStack
6 3 (3.30%) Sophos
7 2 (2.20%) AlienVault
7 2 (2.20%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.20%) Qualys
7 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.20%) Varonis
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago