Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Operations Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 November 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 190 195
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 21 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
South West median daily rate £413 £425 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -7.86% -7.75%
10th Percentile £329 £383 £330
90th Percentile £500 £438 £482
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.69% -
England median hourly rate £55.25 £41.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +34.76% +60.78% +22.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5382 5430 6216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.95% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3391 3535 4043
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 345 395
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.15 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the South West

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the South West

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in the South West

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in the South West

Operations Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Wiltshire -6 10 £450 +5.88%
Bristol -5 9 £350 -6.67%
Gloucestershire - 2 £275 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) DevOps
3 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 6 (28.57%) Puppet
5 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (23.81%) Ansible
5 5 (23.81%) Docker
5 5 (23.81%) Firewall
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) Unix
6 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (19.05%) Python
6 4 (19.05%) DNA
6 4 (19.05%) CISSP
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (19.05%) Symantec
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) McAfee
6 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (19.05%) Service Management
6 4 (19.05%) FireEye
6 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
6 4 (19.05%) ArcSight

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (19.05%) OpenStack
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Serverless
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
4 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.76%) Route 53
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
4 2 (9.52%) MPLS
4 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
4 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 1 (4.76%) FTP
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) IPsec
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Lake
1 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.52%) HDInsight
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) VMS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) CoreOS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps
2 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
4 4 (19.05%) DNA
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) SIEM
4 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Network Management
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (19.05%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (28.57%) Puppet
3 5 (23.81%) Ansible
4 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (14.29%) Terraform
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (4.76%) SCCM
7 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) ArcSight
3 4 (19.05%) Bluefish Communications
3 4 (19.05%) FireEye
3 4 (19.05%) McAfee
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 2 (9.52%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) IronPort
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) New Relic