The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 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 the East of England - - -
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 £355 £465 £236
% change year-on-year
-23.65% +97.45%
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 East of England region.

Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
233 137 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.56% 5.84% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 68 98
Average daily rate £363 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 16
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

OPNET
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) DNA
1 4 (100.00%) IPv6
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (100.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) DWDM
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Economics
4 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Network Management
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) BGP

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (100.00%) IPv6
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Multicast
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Junos
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) DNA
1 4 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
1 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco