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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 606 610 589
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing OPNET 18 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.025% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.34% 0.29% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
Median daily rate £450 £344 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -12.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £442 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £265 £385
% change year-on-year
+126.41% -31.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
OPNET
UK

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
5357 4440 4508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.82% 8.43% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3400 2773 2687
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 157 180
Median hourly rate £24.75 £19.03 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.05% -13.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £43.43 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.66%

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
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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Midlands - 10 £600 -
London +19 6 £425 -2.57%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
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OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 37 (80.43%) Riverbed
3 35 (76.09%) SolarWinds
4 29 (63.04%) Network Management
5 28 (60.87%) Cisco Nexus
5 28 (60.87%) BMC
5 28 (60.87%) Firewall
6 23 (50.00%) BGP
6 23 (50.00%) F5
6 23 (50.00%) Network Architecture
7 22 (47.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 22 (47.83%) OSPF
7 22 (47.83%) CheckPoint
8 21 (45.65%) Load Balancing
9 20 (43.48%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (41.30%) Fortinet
10 19 (41.30%) Nokia
10 19 (41.30%) Juniper
10 19 (41.30%) CSS
10 19 (41.30%) BIG-IP
11 18 (39.13%) ITIL
11 18 (39.13%) User Experience
12 17 (36.96%) ITIL V3
13 15 (32.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
14 14 (30.43%) Network Design
15 12 (26.09%) Change Management
15 12 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
15 12 (26.09%) Visualisation
16 11 (23.91%) CMDB

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) JBoss
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) Cisco Nexus
1 28 (60.87%) Firewall
2 23 (50.00%) BGP
3 22 (47.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 22 (47.83%) OSPF
4 19 (41.30%) BIG-IP
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.87%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (10.87%) Wireless
7 4 (8.70%) EIGRP
7 4 (8.70%) WAN
7 4 (8.70%) WLAN
8 3 (6.52%) DMZ
8 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (6.52%) VPN
9 2 (4.35%) DMVPN
9 2 (4.35%) LAN
9 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.17%) MPLS
10 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Ant
1 4 (8.70%) Gradle
1 4 (8.70%) Maven
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Monitoring Specialist
3 11 (23.91%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 11 (23.91%) Network Specialist
4 9 (19.57%) Design Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Network Design Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Design Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) CSS
2 9 (19.57%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) User Experience
2 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
3 12 (26.09%) Visualisation
4 11 (23.91%) CMDB
5 3 (6.52%) DataPower
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Network Management
2 23 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 21 (45.65%) Load Balancing
4 20 (43.48%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (39.13%) ITIL
6 17 (36.96%) ITIL V3
7 15 (32.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (30.43%) Network Design
9 12 (26.09%) Change Management
9 12 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (15.22%) Project Management
11 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.70%) DevOps
12 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
13 1 (2.17%) Application Performance Management
13 1 (2.17%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
13 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1 (2.17%) Network Performance Management
13 1 (2.17%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.70%) Python
1 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Lisp
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) CCNP
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.22%) CCNA
3 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Ansible
1 4 (8.70%) Nagios
1 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.52%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 37 (80.43%) Riverbed
3 35 (76.09%) SolarWinds
4 28 (60.87%) BMC
5 23 (50.00%) F5
6 22 (47.83%) CheckPoint
7 19 (41.30%) Fortinet
7 19 (41.30%) Juniper
7 19 (41.30%) Nokia
8 11 (23.91%) Palo Alto
9 9 (19.57%) Tufin
10 6 (13.04%) Blue Coat
11 5 (10.87%) HP
12 4 (8.70%) IBM
12 4 (8.70%) Motorola
12 4 (8.70%) TippingPoint
13 3 (6.52%) Splunk
14 2 (4.35%) Citrix
15 1 (2.17%) CA
15 1 (2.17%) Google