The median contractor rate for a Operations Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 264 256
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £400 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7739 9290 9545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.94% 95.42% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4401 5715 5232
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 378 466
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.48 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Hampshire +16 5 £400 -2.43%
Berkshire +24 3 £475 +90.00% 1
Surrey -3 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £208 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) CCNP
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) EMC
6 3 (16.67%) MPLS
6 3 (16.67%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) CCNA
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (16.67%) VoIP
6 3 (16.67%) Puppet
6 3 (16.67%) Network Management
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (11.11%) Web Operations
7 2 (11.11%) 5G
7 2 (11.11%) VLAN

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 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) BGP
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 3 (16.67%) OSPF
2 3 (16.67%) VoIP
3 2 (11.11%) 2G
3 2 (11.11%) 3G
3 2 (11.11%) 4G
3 2 (11.11%) 5G
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.11%) VLAN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.56%) IOS XR
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) Junos
4 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (5.56%) VSAN
4 1 (5.56%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) InfluxDB
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Gradle
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) LAMP
3 1 (5.56%) OSGi
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Sensu
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.56%) IPTV
2 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (5.56%) STB
2 1 (5.56%) Video on Demand
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (11.11%) Web Operations
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Presales
4 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCIP
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) CCDA
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) SRDF
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.56%) Fluentd
3 1 (5.56%) Graphite
3 1 (5.56%) logstash
3 1 (5.56%) Salt
3 1 (5.56%) StatsD
3 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) Splunk