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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 567 525 567
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +42
Contract jobs citing OPNET 16 40 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.083% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 1.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 2
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£325 £403 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £295
% change year-on-year
-13.90% +27.85%
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
3954 3517 3517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.73% 7.31% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2341 2074 1859
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 £240 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 151 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.38 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.98 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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
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Job
Vacancies
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OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (78.95%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) ITIL
3 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (52.63%) SolarWinds
4 18 (47.37%) Firewall
5 17 (44.74%) MPLS
5 17 (44.74%) BMC
6 16 (42.11%) CCNA
6 16 (42.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (34.21%) F5
8 13 (34.21%) LAN
8 13 (34.21%) WAN
9 12 (31.58%) VoIP
9 12 (31.58%) HP
9 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (31.58%) IP Telephony
9 12 (31.58%) XMPP
9 12 (31.58%) Cisco IPT
10 11 (28.95%) BGP
11 10 (26.32%) Juniper
11 10 (26.32%) VPN
11 10 (26.32%) Network Management
12 9 (23.68%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (18.42%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
14 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (15.79%) TippingPoint

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 17 (44.74%) MPLS
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (34.21%) LAN
4 13 (34.21%) WAN
5 12 (31.58%) VoIP
5 12 (31.58%) IP Telephony
5 12 (31.58%) Cisco IPT
6 11 (28.95%) BGP
7 10 (26.32%) VPN
8 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (15.79%) DMZ
9 6 (15.79%) EIGRP
9 6 (15.79%) WLAN
10 5 (13.16%) IPv6
10 5 (13.16%) Multicast
11 4 (10.53%) ISDN
11 4 (10.53%) BIG-IP
11 4 (10.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (15.79%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Network Administrator
2 11 (28.95%) Network Support
3 10 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Administrator
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco Administrator
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco Support
5 7 (18.42%) Network Specialist
6 4 (10.53%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) OSS Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Network Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Monitoring Specialist
8 2 (5.26%) Network Design Specialist
9 1 (2.63%) Monitoring Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) XMPP
2 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 3 (7.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.63%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (26.32%) Network Management
4 7 (18.42%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (13.16%) DNA
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Network Design
6 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.26%) SOA
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
9 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.63%) Change Management
9 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (42.11%) CCNA
3 9 (23.68%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (15.79%) CCNP
5 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CCDP
6 2 (5.26%) PMP
6 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.53%) Netcool
3 3 (7.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) SolarWinds
3 17 (44.74%) BMC
4 13 (34.21%) F5
5 12 (31.58%) HP
6 10 (26.32%) Juniper
7 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 6 (15.79%) TippingPoint
8 5 (13.16%) Riverbed
9 4 (10.53%) NetCracker
9 4 (10.53%) Fortinet
9 4 (10.53%) Greenplum
9 4 (10.53%) Nokia
9 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
9 4 (10.53%) Remedy
9 4 (10.53%) Cramer
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) Citrix
10 3 (7.89%) Avaya
10 3 (7.89%) EMC
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