The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed OPNET
UK / England
Rank 570 594 584
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing OPNET 4 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.036% 0.023%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.098% 0.40% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £475 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +18.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £415 £350
% change year-on-year
- +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4071 4244 4229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.86% 8.90% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2724 2703 2509
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £297 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 127 151
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +45.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.66% +25.55%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 2 £475 -
South East +19 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
OPNET
UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OPNET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 9 (75.00%) Network Management
2 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 8 (66.67%) CMDB
3 8 (66.67%) Change Management
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) Wireless
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
4 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (50.00%) Arista
5 6 (50.00%) ProxySG
5 6 (50.00%) Process Improvement
5 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) BGP
7 3 (25.00%) OSPF
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Wireless
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (25.00%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (16.67%) HSRP
7 2 (16.67%) IPsec
7 2 (16.67%) NX-OS
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) VRRP
8 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ant
1 2 (16.67%) Gradle
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (66.67%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) DataPower
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Network Management
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
3 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
4 6 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 6 (50.00%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (50.00%) Arista
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (16.67%) BMC
6 2 (16.67%) F5
6 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (16.67%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Motorola
7 1 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (8.33%) Splunk
7 1 (8.33%) TippingPoint