The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
OPNET
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
44 95 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.67% 9.41% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 73 48
Median daily rate £441 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £24.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.47% -29.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
- -25.92%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire