The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of OPNET products and/or services 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within OPNET Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OPNET
Rank 197 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OPNET 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £558 -
% change year-on-year
-52.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2758 2795 3305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.31% 44.53% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 1972 2224
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 75 95
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.52 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
OPNET
London

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 Vendors 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OPNET across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

OPNET Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

OPNET
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CCNA
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) SolarWinds
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (71.43%) XMPP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (71.43%) MPLS
3 5 (71.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (71.43%) IP Telephony
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 5 (71.43%) VoIP
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) MPLS
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) IP Telephony
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco IPT
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Administrator
1 5 (71.43%) Network Administrator
1 5 (71.43%) Network Support
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Administrator
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Support
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed