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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 548 532 570
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +38
Contract jobs citing OPNET 30 37 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.077% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 1.06% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 1
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£385 £403 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +71.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £465 £236
% change year-on-year
-17.20% +97.45%
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
4022 3481 3434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.70% 7.22% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 2086 1830
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 154 161
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
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Job
Vacancies
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OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (81.25%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) BMC
2 29 (60.42%) ITIL
3 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (58.33%) SolarWinds
4 27 (56.25%) Firewall
5 24 (50.00%) CCNA
6 22 (45.83%) Network Management
7 21 (43.75%) F5
7 21 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (37.50%) Juniper
8 18 (37.50%) BGP
9 17 (35.42%) User Experience
9 17 (35.42%) Riverbed
10 15 (31.25%) CCNP
11 14 (29.17%) MPLS
11 14 (29.17%) Visualisation
11 14 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (27.08%) Cisco CUCM
12 13 (27.08%) Network Architecture
12 13 (27.08%) HP
13 12 (25.00%) LAN
13 12 (25.00%) WAN
13 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 11 (22.92%) OSPF
14 11 (22.92%) CSS
14 11 (22.92%) Nokia
14 11 (22.92%) BIG-IP
14 11 (22.92%) Fortinet

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (10.42%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (56.25%) Firewall
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (37.50%) BGP
4 14 (29.17%) MPLS
4 14 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (25.00%) LAN
5 12 (25.00%) WAN
6 11 (22.92%) OSPF
6 11 (22.92%) BIG-IP
7 9 (18.75%) VoIP
7 9 (18.75%) Cisco IPT
7 9 (18.75%) IP Telephony
8 8 (16.67%) VPN
9 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (12.50%) WLAN
9 6 (12.50%) EIGRP
9 6 (12.50%) DMZ
10 4 (8.33%) Multicast
10 4 (8.33%) IPv6
10 4 (8.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (12.50%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Network Specialist
2 12 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Monitoring Specialist
3 10 (20.83%) Network Support
4 9 (18.75%) Network Administrator
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco Support
5 8 (16.67%) Administrator
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco Administrator
7 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (10.42%) Architect
7 5 (10.42%) OSS Architect
7 5 (10.42%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Network Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Network Design Specialist
11 1 (2.08%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) CSS
2 10 (20.83%) Middleware
3 9 (18.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) User Experience
2 14 (29.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.08%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) ITIL
2 22 (45.83%) Network Management
3 18 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (27.08%) Network Architecture
5 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
6 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (14.58%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Network Design
9 4 (8.33%) Performance Management
9 4 (8.33%) DNA
9 4 (8.33%) Migration
10 3 (6.25%) Project Management
10 3 (6.25%) SOA
10 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
10 3 (6.25%) Business Transformation
11 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (50.00%) CCNA
3 15 (31.25%) CCNP
4 7 (14.58%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.25%) PMP
5 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.25%) CCDP
5 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (10.42%) Netcool
3 3 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (81.25%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) BMC
3 28 (58.33%) SolarWinds
4 21 (43.75%) F5
5 18 (37.50%) Juniper
6 17 (35.42%) Riverbed
7 13 (27.08%) HP
8 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 11 (22.92%) Nokia
9 11 (22.92%) Fortinet
10 6 (12.50%) Blue Coat
10 6 (12.50%) TippingPoint
11 5 (10.42%) Remedy
11 5 (10.42%) Cramer
11 5 (10.42%) Oracle
11 5 (10.42%) Citrix
11 5 (10.42%) Greenplum
11 5 (10.42%) NetCracker
12 4 (8.33%) SevOne
12 4 (8.33%) EMC
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