Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 332 380
Rank change year-on-year -4 +48 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 36 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 6
South East median daily rate £310 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.06% +9.68% +35.96%
10th Percentile £201 £285 £342
90th Percentile £423 £503 £406
England median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South East median hourly rate - - £43.46
England median hourly rate £55.25 £41.00 £34.31
% change year-on-year +34.76% +19.52% +64.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,593 14,402 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.71% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,367 8,521 10,170
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 736 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Thames Valley -23 15 £250 -41.18% 4
Hampshire +14 14 £265 -37.65% 9
Oxfordshire +1 8 £250 -38.46% 1
Berkshire -10 7 £425 - 2
Surrey - 4 £388 - 1
Kent - 2 £529 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (55.56%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) ITIL
4 9 (25.00%) Information Security
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco
5 8 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 8 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (22.22%) Security Operations
6 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (19.44%) DHCP
6 7 (19.44%) DNS
6 7 (19.44%) Change Management
6 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
6 7 (19.44%) VMware
6 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
6 7 (19.44%) Problem Management
7 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 6 (16.67%) NetBackup
7 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (16.67%) NetApp
7 6 (16.67%) CISSP
7 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (13.89%) CSSLP
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (13.89%) Attack Monitoring

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (11.11%) PowerExchange
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) Firewall
2 7 (19.44%) DHCP
2 7 (19.44%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 4 (11.11%) Network Security
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.33%) MPLS
5 3 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) FTP
6 2 (5.56%) PBX
6 2 (5.56%) SAN
6 2 (5.56%) Symposium
6 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (11.11%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Billing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Hindi Language
3 1 (2.78%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) boto
1 1 (2.78%) Node.js
1 1 (2.78%) RESTful
1 1 (2.78%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
3 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.89%) Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.33%) Unix
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) CentOS
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Information Security
3 8 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 7 (19.44%) Change Management
4 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
4 7 (19.44%) Problem Management
5 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (13.89%) Attack Monitoring
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Code Optimisation
7 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
7 4 (11.11%) ETL
7 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 4 (11.11%) Runbook
8 3 (8.33%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Go
1 1 (2.78%) Java
1 1 (2.78%) PHP
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.78%) Python
1 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) CISSP
2 5 (13.89%) CEH
2 5 (13.89%) CSSLP
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.33%) CCIE
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) Netcool
4 1 (2.78%) Ansible
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) OSSEC
4 1 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) CheckPoint
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) NetApp
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) F5
4 4 (11.11%) Informatica
4 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 3 (8.33%) IBM
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.56%) Avaya
6 2 (5.56%) BMC
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Qualys
6 2 (5.56%) Remedy
6 2 (5.56%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.78%) Aruba
7 1 (2.78%) Lancope