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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 599 606 567
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Contract jobs citing OPNET 15 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.035% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 16
Median daily rate £500 £436 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% +24.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £380 £279
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +36.32%
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
5127 4172 3840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.40% 8.20% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3318 2623 2280
Median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 174 140
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £34.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -10.28%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -6 7 £375 -1.31%
South East - 4 £500 -
Yorkshire +8 2 £400 +14.28%
London -2 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
OPNET
UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (63.64%) BMC
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco
3 16 (48.48%) Riverbed
4 15 (45.45%) Network Architecture
5 14 (42.42%) Network Management
5 14 (42.42%) SolarWinds
5 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 14 (42.42%) Unix
5 14 (42.42%) Linux
6 13 (39.39%) Windows
6 13 (39.39%) WebLogic
6 13 (39.39%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (39.39%) webMethods
6 13 (39.39%) SCOM
7 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
7 12 (36.36%) Digital Fuel
7 12 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (36.36%) Service Management
7 12 (36.36%) Firewall
7 12 (36.36%) Oracle
7 12 (36.36%) logstash
7 12 (36.36%) Kibana
7 12 (36.36%) ELK Stack
8 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 10 (30.30%) Change Management
9 10 (30.30%) Network Design
9 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
10 9 (27.27%) BGP
11 7 (21.21%) OSPF
11 7 (21.21%) ITIL

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 13 (39.39%) WebLogic
2 12 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) Smallworld
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) BGP
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (21.21%) OSPF
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (18.18%) WAN
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
5 5 (15.15%) BIG-IP
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
6 2 (6.06%) MPLS
6 2 (6.06%) WLAN
7 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
7 1 (3.03%) DMZ
7 1 (3.03%) DWDM
7 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.03%) IPv6
7 1 (3.03%) VPLS
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Monitoring Engineer
2 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Design Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Network Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Support
7 1 (3.03%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) ELK Stack
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) User Experience
3 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) DataPower
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
1 14 (42.42%) Unix
2 13 (39.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 14 (42.42%) Network Management
3 12 (36.36%) Service Management
3 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 10 (30.30%) Change Management
4 10 (30.30%) Network Design
5 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
6 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
6 5 (15.15%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.06%) Network Planning
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.03%) Demand Forecasting
9 1 (3.03%) Network Performance Management
9 1 (3.03%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Lisp
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCNP
3 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) CCDP
5 1 (3.03%) CCIE
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) BMC PATROL
1 13 (39.39%) SCOM
2 12 (36.36%) Kibana
2 12 (36.36%) logstash
3 4 (12.12%) Opsview
4 1 (3.03%) CA Wily
4 1 (3.03%) Cacti
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.03%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) BMC
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco
3 16 (48.48%) Riverbed
4 14 (42.42%) SolarWinds
5 13 (39.39%) webMethods
6 12 (36.36%) Digital Fuel
6 12 (36.36%) Oracle
7 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
8 7 (21.21%) F5
9 6 (18.18%) Juniper
10 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
10 5 (15.15%) Nokia
11 3 (9.09%) HP
11 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
11 3 (9.09%) Tufin
12 2 (6.06%) IBM
12 2 (6.06%) Motorola
12 2 (6.06%) TippingPoint
13 1 (3.03%) NetCracker