Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 July 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.

Operations Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 370 365
Rank change year-on-year +53 -5 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 32 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 20
South East median daily rate £370 £425 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% -6.85% +21.67%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £266
90th Percentile £488 £500 £575
England median daily rate £463 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +8.82% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South East median hourly rate - - £22.00
England median hourly rate - £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -26.09%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 15172 17667 18566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.45% 95.03% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8739 10690 10472
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £242 £235 £226
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 754 894
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.68 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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
Hampshire +21 18 £240 -45.14%
Berkshire +37 6 £425 +70.00% 3
Thames Valley +4 6 £425 +51.79% 4
Surrey +9 5 £425 +70.00%
Kent - 2 £370 -
Middlesex - 1 £208 - 1
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 South East region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 16 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (40.63%) Code Optimisation
3 13 (40.63%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (40.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
4 10 (31.25%) Migration
5 9 (28.13%) Firewall
6 8 (25.00%) PowerExchange
6 8 (25.00%) Informatica
6 8 (25.00%) PowerCenter
6 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (25.00%) ETL
6 8 (25.00%) Linux
6 8 (25.00%) Data Integration
7 7 (21.88%) IBM
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 5 (15.63%) DevOps
9 4 (12.50%) Puppet
9 4 (12.50%) RPG IV
9 4 (12.50%) Network Management
9 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 4 (12.50%) RPG
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.50%) DB2
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) AS400
9 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (25.00%) PowerExchange
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (9.38%) MPLS
2 3 (9.38%) Network Security
2 3 (9.38%) VPN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) 2G
3 2 (6.25%) 3G
3 2 (6.25%) 4G
3 2 (6.25%) 5G
3 2 (6.25%) BIG-IP
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (25.00%) PowerCenter
2 4 (12.50%) DB2
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.25%) Kalido
3 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) HBase
4 1 (3.13%) IBM BigInsights
4 1 (3.13%) InfluxDB
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Gradle
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) Ant
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Maven
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Sensu
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.13%) Flash
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) Kafka
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) OSGi
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) AS400
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 16 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (40.63%) Code Optimisation
3 13 (40.63%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (40.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (31.25%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) Data Integration
5 8 (25.00%) ETL
6 5 (15.63%) DevOps
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) Network Management
8 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) Information Security
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.25%) Data Management
9 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 2 (6.25%) Information Security Management
9 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 2 (6.25%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) RPG
1 4 (12.50%) RPG IV
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) CCDA
3 1 (3.13%) CCIP
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CCSA
3 1 (3.13%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
1 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Nagios
2 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.25%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (6.25%) Graphite
3 2 (6.25%) SCDPM
3 2 (6.25%) StatsD
4 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (3.13%) Fluentd
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (3.13%) logstash
4 1 (3.13%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.13%) Salt
4 1 (3.13%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.13%) vRealize
4 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Informatica
2 7 (21.88%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.25%) CA
5 2 (6.25%) IronPort
5 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.13%) BMC
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Lancope
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle