Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 465 484
Rank change year-on-year -57 +19 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 103 108 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 82
London median daily rate £550 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% -4.44%
10th Percentile £399 £380 £335
90th Percentile £678 £605 £648
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £51.00 -

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 43,221 37,359 41,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.98% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,264 26,639 29,590
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 491 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -0.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.12 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -39 11 £500 - 4
East London -13 4 £525 - 2
West London - 1 £400 - 1
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 78 (75.73%) DevOps
2 58 (56.31%) Python
3 57 (55.34%) Linux
4 56 (54.37%) Jenkins
5 52 (50.49%) Amazon AWS
6 47 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (42.72%) Ansible
8 42 (40.78%) Terraform
9 36 (34.95%) Docker
10 34 (33.01%) Puppet
11 33 (32.04%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (32.04%) Configuration Management
12 30 (29.13%) Java
12 30 (29.13%) Open Source
13 29 (28.16%) Kubernetes
14 28 (27.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 27 (26.21%) Elastic Stack
16 26 (25.24%) Bash Shell
17 24 (23.30%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (23.30%) Ruby
18 22 (21.36%) Finance
18 22 (21.36%) Windows
18 22 (21.36%) Splunk
18 22 (21.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (21.36%) Git (software)
18 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
18 22 (21.36%) Security Cleared
19 20 (19.42%) Packer
19 20 (19.42%) Microservices
20 19 (18.45%) Linux Command Line

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 14 (13.59%) nginx
2 8 (7.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (4.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.88%) Apache
4 4 (3.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.88%) Confluence
4 4 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.88%) IIS
4 4 (3.88%) Mule
4 4 (3.88%) Mule ESB
5 3 (2.91%) Gunicorn
5 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.97%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.97%) CMS
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (50.49%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (27.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (15.53%) Serverless
4 15 (14.56%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (12.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (11.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (10.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (10.68%) Datadog
8 10 (9.71%) OpenShift
9 9 (8.74%) Amazon S3
9 9 (8.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (8.74%) PaaS
10 8 (7.77%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (4.85%) Route 53
12 4 (3.88%) NuGet
13 3 (2.91%) Akamai
13 3 (2.91%) GitHub
14 2 (1.94%) Office 365
15 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) Firewall
2 14 (13.59%) DNS
2 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
3 13 (12.62%) Network Security
4 11 (10.68%) SSL
5 5 (4.85%) Internet
6 4 (3.88%) BGP
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (3.88%) LAN
6 4 (3.88%) Multicast
6 4 (3.88%) OSPF
6 4 (3.88%) WAN
7 3 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.91%) H.323
7 3 (2.91%) HTTP
7 3 (2.91%) ISDN
7 3 (2.91%) MGCP
7 3 (2.91%) MPLS
7 3 (2.91%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.53%) MongoDB
2 15 (14.56%) MySQL
3 14 (13.59%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.91%) Big Data
6 3 (2.91%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.97%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.97%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.97%) Impala
8 1 (0.97%) Power BI
8 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (54.37%) Jenkins
2 22 (21.36%) Git (software)
3 15 (14.56%) Vagrant
4 11 (10.68%) Artifactory
5 10 (9.71%) Travis CI
6 9 (8.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (7.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (5.83%) JIRA
9 5 (4.85%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.88%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.94%) Selenium
12 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.97%) JMeter
12 1 (0.97%) JUnit
12 1 (0.97%) Maven
12 1 (0.97%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.97%) Subversion
12 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (21.36%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.21%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (10.68%) LEMP Stack
2 11 (10.68%) Sensu
3 9 (8.74%) Web Services
4 8 (7.77%) ActiveMQ
4 8 (7.77%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (7.77%) Spring Boot
5 7 (6.80%) .NET
5 7 (6.80%) Spring
5 7 (6.80%) Spring Cloud
6 6 (5.83%) Node.js
7 4 (3.88%) Kafka
7 4 (3.88%) LDAP
8 3 (2.91%) SAML
9 1 (0.97%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.97%) Flask
9 1 (0.97%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.97%) Middleware
9 1 (0.97%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.85%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.91%) PKI
5 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.94%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.97%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.34%) Linux
2 22 (21.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (21.36%) Windows
3 19 (18.45%) Unix
4 14 (13.59%) Ubuntu
5 13 (12.62%) CentOS
5 13 (12.62%) Windows Server
6 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.74%) DC/OS
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.97%) Solaris
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (75.73%) DevOps
2 47 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.04%) Configuration Management
3 33 (32.04%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (29.13%) Open Source
5 20 (19.42%) Microservices
6 19 (18.45%) Task Automation
7 17 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (13.59%) Migration
9 12 (11.65%) Load Balancing
9 12 (11.65%) SDLC
10 11 (10.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (9.71%) Performance Measurement
11 10 (9.71%) TDD
12 9 (8.74%) Server Monitoring
13 8 (7.77%) Deployment Automation
14 7 (6.80%) Protective Monitoring
14 7 (6.80%) Web Operations
15 5 (4.85%) Service Delivery
15 5 (4.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.31%) Python
2 30 (29.13%) Java
3 26 (25.24%) Bash Shell
4 24 (23.30%) Ruby
5 18 (17.48%) Perl
6 14 (13.59%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.85%) C#
7 5 (4.85%) Go
7 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.85%) Scala
7 5 (4.85%) SQL
8 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
9 1 (0.97%) Java 8
9 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
1 22 (21.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.97%) CCIE
3 1 (0.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (0.97%) CCNP
3 1 (0.97%) CIPD
3 1 (0.97%) CISM
3 1 (0.97%) CISSP
3 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.97%) Degree
3 1 (0.97%) GIAC
3 1 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.97%) OCP
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 36 (34.95%) Docker
2 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.68%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.71%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.74%) VirtualBox
5 5 (4.85%) etcd
5 5 (4.85%) flannel
6 3 (2.91%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.97%) HDFS
7 1 (0.97%) Samba
7 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (42.72%) Ansible
2 42 (40.78%) Terraform
3 34 (33.01%) Puppet
4 29 (28.16%) Kubernetes
5 24 (23.30%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (19.42%) Packer
7 13 (12.62%) Grafana
8 10 (9.71%) HAProxy
8 10 (9.71%) logstash
9 9 (8.74%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (7.77%) Mesos
11 5 (4.85%) Kibana
11 5 (4.85%) Nagios
11 5 (4.85%) rkt
12 4 (3.88%) Salt
13 1 (0.97%) FreeIPA
13 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.97%) Oozie
13 1 (0.97%) Pingdom
13 1 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (21.36%) Splunk
2 16 (15.53%) New Relic
3 14 (13.59%) Red Hat
4 12 (11.65%) VMware
5 9 (8.74%) Google
6 7 (6.80%) AppDynamics
6 7 (6.80%) MuleSoft
7 6 (5.83%) Cisco
7 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.85%) Adobe
9 4 (3.88%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.88%) Juniper
10 3 (2.91%) AlienVault
10 3 (2.91%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.91%) F5
10 3 (2.91%) NetScout
10 3 (2.91%) Reuters
10 3 (2.91%) SevOne
10 3 (2.91%) Sun
11 2 (1.94%) Atlassian