The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 204 199 215
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing OPNET 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.051% 0.097%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.57% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
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£225 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -7.14%
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 City of London region.

Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
455 528 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.81% 9.02% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 374 292
Average daily rate £438 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £17.54 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £116.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) XMPP
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (80.00%) SolarWinds
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (80.00%) Aruba
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) BT
3 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Voice Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Security Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (80.00%) SolarWinds
1 4 (80.00%) Aruba
1 4 (80.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos