The first table below looks at the demand for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - -
As % of the Systems Management category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
177 273 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.06% 11.19% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 98 96
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £432 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.93 £30.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% +95.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £26.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
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OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OPNET across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OPNET across the Berkshire region.

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

OPNET
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OPNET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OPNET.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB
1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) MS Access
1 5 (100.00%) ATM
1 5 (100.00%) SDH
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Nortel
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) DWDM
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) RSVP
1 5 (100.00%) VRRP
1 5 (100.00%) BT
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) Huawei
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OPNET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OPNET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) ATM
1 5 (100.00%) SDH
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) DWDM
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) RSVP
1 5 (100.00%) VRRP
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MS Access
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 5 (100.00%) Nortel
1 5 (100.00%) BT
1 5 (100.00%) Huawei