The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OPNET 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £465 £293
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +58.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
64 87 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.01% 9.67% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 13
Average daily rate £375 £295 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -25.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £31.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.29 £30.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

OPNET
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Compuware
1 1 (100.00%) Law
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Compuware
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed