The median contractor rate for a Operations Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 496 539 527
Rank change year-on-year +43 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 100 103 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 79 54
Median daily rate £415 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £324 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.27% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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
England +34 98 £415 -2.35% 21
London +28 50 £475 +11.76% 13
East of England 0 12 £358 +10.00%
North East - 12 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £363 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £363 - 1
South East +27 9 £400 +60.00% 2
North West +32 7 £410 -24.07%
Norfolk +1 7 £350 +7.69%
Hampshire +14 5 £400 -2.43%
City of London -2 3 £450 -0.55% 6
South West -11 3 £570 +52.00% 2
Manchester - 3 £269 -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Scotland +19 2 £438 - 1
West Midlands +7 2 £375 +25.08%
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £525 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £525 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £293 -
Cheshire +28 1 £410 -24.07%
Edinburgh +17 1 £425 -
Surrey +6 1 - -
West Yorkshire +2 1 - - 3
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 3
Bristol -6 1 £575 +53.33%
Middlesex - 1 £208 -
Somerset - 1 £565 - 1

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 136 (54.18%) DevOps
2 102 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (37.85%) Linux
4 89 (35.46%) ITIL
5 62 (24.70%) Windows
6 57 (22.71%) Change Management
7 56 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
8 55 (21.91%) Jenkins
9 51 (20.32%) Puppet
9 51 (20.32%) Open Source
9 51 (20.32%) Java
10 49 (19.52%) Security Cleared
11 47 (18.73%) PaaS
11 47 (18.73%) Unix
12 46 (18.33%) Service Management
13 44 (17.53%) ITSM
13 44 (17.53%) Data Management
14 43 (17.13%) Python
15 42 (16.73%) Opscode Chef
16 41 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (15.94%) Problem Management
17 40 (15.94%) Ansible
17 40 (15.94%) VMware
18 39 (15.54%) Microsoft
19 37 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (14.34%) IaaS
21 34 (13.55%) SC Cleared
21 34 (13.55%) Cisco
22 33 (13.15%) SaaS
23 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 24 (9.56%) WebSphere
2 21 (8.37%) Apache
3 18 (7.17%) Confluence
3 18 (7.17%) IIS
4 15 (5.98%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (4.78%) nginx
7 11 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (3.98%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.79%) JBoss
9 7 (2.79%) Tuxedo
10 6 (2.39%) Anypoint
10 6 (2.39%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.80%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 25 (9.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.80%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (18.73%) PaaS
3 41 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (14.34%) IaaS
5 33 (13.15%) SaaS
6 14 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (5.58%) GitHub
7 10 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (3.19%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.20%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (1.20%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.20%) Datadog
11 3 (1.20%) Route 53
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.96%) DNS
2 20 (7.97%) HTTP
3 18 (7.17%) Firewall
4 17 (6.77%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.98%) DHCP
5 10 (3.98%) SSL
6 7 (2.79%) Internet
6 7 (2.79%) SAN
6 7 (2.79%) VPN
7 6 (2.39%) BGP
7 6 (2.39%) IPsec
7 6 (2.39%) WAN
8 5 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.59%) LAN
9 4 (1.59%) MPLS
9 4 (1.59%) VoIP
10 3 (1.20%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.20%) ICMP
10 3 (1.20%) LDAP
10 3 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (4.78%) Big Data
2 12 (4.78%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.38%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (4.38%) MySQL
3 11 (4.38%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.98%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.59%) Redis
6 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.79%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.79%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.59%) DB2
9 4 (1.59%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.20%) Impala
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 55 (21.91%) Jenkins
2 26 (10.36%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.96%) JIRA
4 22 (8.76%) Maven
5 13 (5.18%) Selenium
6 12 (4.78%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (3.98%) JMeter
8 8 (3.19%) Gradle
9 7 (2.79%) Subversion
10 5 (1.99%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.59%) Artifactory
12 3 (1.20%) Ant
12 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.20%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.20%) Spock
12 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.20%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.80%) GitLab
13 2 (0.80%) JUnit
General
1 26 (10.36%) Finance
2 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.99%) Banking
4 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.80%) Games
5 2 (0.80%) Legal
5 2 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.77%) Spring
2 15 (5.98%) Node.js
3 12 (4.78%) Web Services
4 11 (4.38%) .NET
5 9 (3.59%) LAMP
6 8 (3.19%) Spring Boot
7 7 (2.79%) Middleware
8 6 (2.39%) J2EE
8 6 (2.39%) Spring Cloud
9 5 (1.99%) Kafka
9 5 (1.99%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (1.99%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (1.59%) JSON
10 4 (1.59%) Software Packaging
11 3 (1.20%) boto
11 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (1.20%) React
11 3 (1.20%) REST
11 3 (1.20%) SOAP
11 3 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.58%) Tandem
3 10 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.99%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.99%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.59%) Clustering
5 4 (1.59%) User Experience
6 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.40%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.40%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.40%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.40%) STB
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 95 (37.85%) Linux
2 62 (24.70%) Windows
3 47 (18.73%) Unix
4 26 (10.36%) AIX
5 21 (8.37%) Windows 2000
5 21 (8.37%) Windows XP
6 18 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (5.98%) Windows 7
9 14 (5.58%) VME
9 14 (5.58%) Windows Server
10 10 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.59%) CoreOS
12 4 (1.59%) Solaris
13 3 (1.20%) MVS
13 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.40%) Android
15 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (54.18%) DevOps
2 102 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (35.46%) ITIL
4 57 (22.71%) Change Management
5 51 (20.32%) Open Source
6 46 (18.33%) Service Management
7 44 (17.53%) Data Management
7 44 (17.53%) ITSM
8 40 (15.94%) Problem Management
9 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (12.35%) Configuration Management
11 30 (11.95%) PRINCE2
12 28 (11.16%) Release Management
13 24 (9.56%) Service Delivery
14 20 (7.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 16 (6.37%) Microservices
16 15 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
16 15 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (5.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.32%) Java
2 43 (17.13%) Python
3 31 (12.35%) SQL
4 22 (8.76%) Ruby
5 13 (5.18%) Perl
6 9 (3.59%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.59%) PHP
6 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.19%) COBOL
8 6 (2.39%) C
8 6 (2.39%) C#
9 5 (1.99%) Go
9 5 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.99%) Scala
10 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.80%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) Korn
12 1 (0.40%) Uniface
12 1 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (19.52%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (4.38%) Degree
6 9 (3.59%) CCNA
6 9 (3.59%) CCNP
7 8 (3.19%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.59%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.20%) CCIE
9 3 (1.20%) HNC
10 2 (0.80%) CCIP
10 2 (0.80%) GCIH
10 2 (0.80%) GIAC
10 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.80%) MCP
10 2 (0.80%) MCSA
10 2 (0.80%) MCSE
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.35%) SLA
2 8 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.20%) QA
4 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.96%) Docker
3 13 (5.18%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (4.78%) VMware ESX
5 11 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.79%) Firmware
7 5 (1.99%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.20%) GFS2
8 3 (1.20%) GlusterFS
8 3 (1.20%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.80%) HDFS
9 2 (0.80%) Xen
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.40%) Gluster
10 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.40%) SRDF
10 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (20.32%) Puppet
2 42 (16.73%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (15.94%) Ansible
4 14 (5.58%) Terraform
5 8 (3.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (3.19%) Nagios
6 6 (2.39%) Salt
7 5 (1.99%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.99%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.59%) logstash
8 4 (1.59%) SCCM
8 4 (1.59%) SELinux
9 3 (1.20%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (1.20%) SCOM
10 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.80%) Kibana
10 2 (0.80%) Packer
10 2 (0.80%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 40 (15.94%) VMware
2 39 (15.54%) Microsoft
3 34 (13.55%) Cisco
4 32 (12.75%) Oracle
5 18 (7.17%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.98%) Splunk
7 14 (5.58%) Avaya
8 11 (4.38%) Epicor
9 10 (3.98%) AppDynamics
9 10 (3.98%) EMC
10 9 (3.59%) Informatica
11 8 (3.19%) F5
11 8 (3.19%) MuleSoft
11 8 (3.19%) New Relic
11 8 (3.19%) SAP
12 6 (2.39%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.39%) ICL
13 5 (1.99%) IBM
13 5 (1.99%) Juniper
13 5 (1.99%) NetApp
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