Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 20 August 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 87 140
Rank change year-on-year +4 +53 -46
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 9 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.99% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.50% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £290 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £270 £266 £240
90th Percentile £533 £428 £447
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £290 £300 £340
% change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - £28.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne with a recognized job title 872 798 1,912
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.23% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 553 1,284
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £381 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.70% +15.38% -18.24%
10th Percentile £230 £249 £220
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £380 £373 £325
% change year-on-year +1.88% +14.77% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 51 97
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.81% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £9.22 £10.15 £12.53
90th Percentile £41.13 £46.66 £35.10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +1.85% +80.00%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operations Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Problem Management
3 5 (55.56%) Release Management
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) Change Management
3 5 (55.56%) EMC
3 5 (55.56%) Firmware
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Proactive Management
3 5 (55.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Simpana
4 4 (44.44%) SAP HANA
4 4 (44.44%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) SAP
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
4 4 (44.44%) NetApp
4 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (44.44%) arcserve
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 4 (44.44%) CA
4 4 (44.44%) CommVault
4 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
4 4 (44.44%) Backup Exec
4 4 (44.44%) Brocade

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) WinSCP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Software Packaging
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) CLARiiON
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Proactive Management
1 5 (55.56%) Problem Management
1 5 (55.56%) Release Management
1 5 (55.56%) Root Cause Analysis
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Backup Exec
1 4 (44.44%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (44.44%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
1 4 (44.44%) PureDisk
1 4 (44.44%) Simpana
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (11.11%) Ansible
4 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) EMC
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) arcserve
3 4 (44.44%) Brocade
3 4 (44.44%) CA
3 4 (44.44%) CommVault
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) SAP
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas
5 2 (22.22%) Axway
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Informatica
5 2 (22.22%) Siebel
6 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 1 (11.11%) Isilon