The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 561 538 517
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs citing OPNET 18 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.028% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
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£383 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £395 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £675 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
-36.70% -1.25%
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 England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4189 3352 2891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.45% 7.16% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2069 1550
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 203
Average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.43 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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
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 24 December 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
London +17 8 £421 -37.59%
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
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OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 40 (85.11%) Cisco
2 37 (78.72%) BMC
3 30 (63.83%) F5
4 25 (53.19%) Network Management
4 25 (53.19%) Firewall
5 24 (51.06%) HP
6 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (48.94%) ITIL
6 23 (48.94%) SolarWinds
6 23 (48.94%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (46.81%) User Experience
7 22 (46.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (46.81%) BGP
8 20 (42.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 19 (40.43%) CCNP
9 19 (40.43%) Juniper
10 17 (36.17%) CCNA
10 17 (36.17%) Visualisation
10 17 (36.17%) Riverbed
11 16 (34.04%) Middleware
12 13 (27.66%) Network Architecture
12 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
13 12 (25.53%) Nokia
13 12 (25.53%) CSS
13 12 (25.53%) OSPF
13 12 (25.53%) BIG-IP
13 12 (25.53%) Fortinet
13 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
14 10 (21.28%) TippingPoint
14 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (53.19%) Firewall
2 22 (46.81%) BGP
2 22 (46.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (42.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (25.53%) BIG-IP
4 12 (25.53%) OSPF
5 10 (21.28%) EIGRP
5 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (21.28%) WLAN
6 8 (17.02%) DMZ
6 8 (17.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (12.77%) DMVPN
8 3 (6.38%) MPLS
9 2 (4.26%) WAN
9 2 (4.26%) CDMA
9 2 (4.26%) GPRS
9 2 (4.26%) GSM
9 2 (4.26%) LAN
9 2 (4.26%) UMTS
9 2 (4.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (17.02%) Retail
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Network Specialist
2 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Network Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Consultant
6 5 (10.64%) Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.51%) OSS Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Network Designer
8 2 (4.26%) Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) Middleware
2 12 (25.53%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 22 (46.81%) User Experience
2 17 (36.17%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Network Management
2 23 (48.94%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (48.94%) ITIL
3 13 (27.66%) Network Architecture
4 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
5 8 (17.02%) Performance Management
5 8 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (17.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (12.77%) Network Design
7 2 (4.26%) Network Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.26%) SOA
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.13%) Change Management
8 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Lisp
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (40.43%) CCNP
3 17 (36.17%) CCNA
4 8 (17.02%) CCDP
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) PMP
6 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) OpenView
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (8.51%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Cisco
2 37 (78.72%) BMC
3 30 (63.83%) F5
4 24 (51.06%) HP
5 23 (48.94%) SolarWinds
6 19 (40.43%) Juniper
7 17 (36.17%) Riverbed
8 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
9 12 (25.53%) Nokia
9 12 (25.53%) Fortinet
10 10 (21.28%) Blue Coat
10 10 (21.28%) TippingPoint
11 7 (14.89%) SevOne
11 7 (14.89%) EMC
11 7 (14.89%) Avaya
12 6 (12.77%) Motorola
13 4 (8.51%) Oracle
13 4 (8.51%) Citrix
13 4 (8.51%) NetCracker
13 4 (8.51%) Greenplum
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 9 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 9 days ago