The first table below looks at the demand for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England 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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 554 503 557
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +54
Contract jobs citing OPNET 16 39 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.084% 0.006%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 1.13% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
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£375 £395 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £548 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3751 3450 3503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.60% 7.42% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2201 1980 1829
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 157 159
Average hourly rate £18.46 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.95% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.39 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £40.76 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
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OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in England

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in England

OPNET
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OPNET across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

OPNET Daily Rate Histogram in England

OPNET
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OPNET across the England region.

OPNET Hourly Rate Trend in England

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
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OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 24 (66.67%) MPLS
2 23 (63.89%) Cisco
3 19 (52.78%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (44.44%) CCNA
4 16 (44.44%) VPN
4 16 (44.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (38.89%) SolarWinds
5 14 (38.89%) WAN
5 14 (38.89%) ITIL
5 14 (38.89%) LAN
6 13 (36.11%) VoIP
6 13 (36.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (36.11%) XMPP
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco IPT
6 13 (36.11%) IP Telephony
7 12 (33.33%) BGP
8 11 (30.56%) Firewall
9 9 (25.00%) Network Design
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (22.22%) HP
10 8 (22.22%) Ethernet
10 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 8 (22.22%) DWDM
10 8 (22.22%) BMC
11 6 (16.67%) Huawei
11 6 (16.67%) LTE
11 6 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (16.67%) HSRP

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Office
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) MPLS
2 16 (44.44%) VPN
3 14 (38.89%) WAN
3 14 (38.89%) LAN
4 13 (36.11%) VoIP
4 13 (36.11%) IP Telephony
4 13 (36.11%) Cisco IPT
5 12 (33.33%) BGP
6 11 (30.56%) Firewall
7 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (22.22%) DWDM
8 8 (22.22%) Ethernet
9 6 (16.67%) 3G
9 6 (16.67%) SDH
9 6 (16.67%) ATM
9 6 (16.67%) LTE
9 6 (16.67%) 2G
9 6 (16.67%) RSVP
9 6 (16.67%) VRRP
9 6 (16.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MS Access
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Network Administrator
2 12 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 11 (30.56%) Network Support
3 11 (30.56%) Administrator
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco Administrator
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco Support
5 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Network Specialist
6 4 (11.11%) Design Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) OSS Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (8.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Network Design Specialist
9 1 (2.78%) Implementation Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 13 (36.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (25.00%) Network Design
4 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.89%) DNA
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Network Management
7 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) SOA
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Change Management
8 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
1 6 (16.67%) VB
2 5 (13.89%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (44.44%) CCNA
3 9 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (13.89%) CCNP
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
5 2 (5.56%) PMP
5 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) SolarWinds
3 8 (22.22%) HP
3 8 (22.22%) BMC
4 6 (16.67%) Nortel
4 6 (16.67%) Business Objects
4 6 (16.67%) Juniper
4 6 (16.67%) BT
4 6 (16.67%) Huawei
5 5 (13.89%) Blue Coat
5 5 (13.89%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) TippingPoint
6 3 (8.33%) NetCracker
6 3 (8.33%) Greenplum
6 3 (8.33%) Cramer
6 3 (8.33%) Remedy
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (8.33%) Avaya
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