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 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 595 604 594
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing OPNET 24 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.028% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.44% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
Median daily rate £450 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +12.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £333 £304
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.46%
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
5397 4343 4001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.09% 8.54% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3548 2713 2342
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 148 122
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £39.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% +6.23%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 10 £388 - 2
South East - 6 £500 -
London +10 5 £400 -10.36%
Yorkshire +2 2 £400 +14.28%
North West - 1 - -
OPNET
UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (67.50%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) Riverbed
3 24 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 23 (57.50%) Network Architecture
4 23 (57.50%) Network Management
4 23 (57.50%) BMC
5 18 (45.00%) Firewall
6 16 (40.00%) Network Design
6 16 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 16 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 14 (35.00%) Change Management
8 13 (32.50%) BGP
9 12 (30.00%) F5
10 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (27.50%) OSPF
10 11 (27.50%) ITIL
11 10 (25.00%) Unix
11 10 (25.00%) Windows
11 10 (25.00%) Linux
11 10 (25.00%) SQL
11 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
11 10 (25.00%) CSS
11 10 (25.00%) Nokia
11 10 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
11 10 (25.00%) webMethods
11 10 (25.00%) Juniper
11 10 (25.00%) Service Management
11 10 (25.00%) BIG-IP
11 10 (25.00%) Network Monitoring

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 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (22.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Firewall
2 16 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (32.50%) BGP
4 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (27.50%) OSPF
5 10 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 8 (20.00%) Wireless
7 7 (17.50%) WAN
8 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.00%) MPLS
9 2 (5.00%) Multicast
9 2 (5.00%) Network Security
9 2 (5.00%) WLAN
10 1 (2.50%) DMVPN
10 1 (2.50%) DMZ
10 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (2.50%) VoIP
10 1 (2.50%) VPN
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Network Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Monitoring Engineer
3 12 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Design Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (12.50%) Network Specialist
6 5 (12.50%) Project Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) CSS
2 9 (22.50%) ELK Stack
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (25.00%) User Experience
3 6 (15.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (10.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) DataPower
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
1 10 (25.00%) Unix
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Network Architecture
1 23 (57.50%) Network Management
2 16 (40.00%) Network Design
3 14 (35.00%) Change Management
4 11 (27.50%) ITIL
5 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 10 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (25.00%) Service Management
5 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (22.50%) ITIL V3
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (17.50%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.50%) Process Improvement
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
11 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
11 1 (2.50%) Network Performance Management
11 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
11 1 (2.50%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Lisp
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CCDP
5 1 (2.50%) CCIE
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
1 10 (25.00%) SCOM
2 9 (22.50%) Kibana
2 9 (22.50%) logstash
3 2 (5.00%) Opsview
4 1 (2.50%) CA Wily
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.50%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) Riverbed
3 24 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 23 (57.50%) BMC
5 16 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 12 (30.00%) F5
7 10 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 10 (25.00%) Juniper
7 10 (25.00%) Nokia
7 10 (25.00%) webMethods
8 9 (22.50%) Digital Fuel
8 9 (22.50%) Oracle
9 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
9 8 (20.00%) Tufin
10 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
11 3 (7.50%) HP
12 2 (5.00%) IBM
12 2 (5.00%) Motorola
12 2 (5.00%) TippingPoint
13 1 (2.50%) Infoblox
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