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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 604 613 577
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -36
Contract jobs citing OPNET 10 2 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.004% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.20% 0.048% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Median daily rate £475 - £421
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
OPNET
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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
5052 4125 4740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.89% 8.24% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3248 2565 2953
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 157 166
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £40.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- -25.53%

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
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 5 December 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
London +2 6 £475 -
South East +15 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 33 (82.50%) SolarWinds
3 32 (80.00%) Riverbed
4 27 (67.50%) Network Management
4 27 (67.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 26 (65.00%) Firewall
6 22 (55.00%) Load Balancing
6 22 (55.00%) CheckPoint
7 20 (50.00%) BMC
8 18 (45.00%) OSPF
8 18 (45.00%) BGP
8 18 (45.00%) CMDB
9 16 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 16 (40.00%) F5
10 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
10 15 (37.50%) Change Management
11 14 (35.00%) Fortinet
11 14 (35.00%) BIG-IP
11 14 (35.00%) Juniper
11 14 (35.00%) Nokia
11 14 (35.00%) CSS
11 14 (35.00%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (32.50%) Palo Alto
12 13 (32.50%) Project Management
13 12 (30.00%) ITIL
13 12 (30.00%) User Experience
13 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (30.00%) ITIL V3
13 12 (30.00%) Network Architecture

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:

Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 26 (65.00%) Firewall
3 18 (45.00%) BGP
3 18 (45.00%) OSPF
4 16 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 14 (35.00%) BIG-IP
6 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (27.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 11 (27.50%) WAN
7 11 (27.50%) Wireless
8 10 (25.00%) LAN
8 10 (25.00%) VPN
9 8 (20.00%) NetScaler
10 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (5.00%) HSRP
10 2 (5.00%) IPsec
10 2 (5.00%) NX-OS
10 2 (5.00%) SSL
10 2 (5.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Ant
1 5 (12.50%) Gradle
1 5 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 5 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Monitoring Specialist
3 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 9 (22.50%) Network Specialist
4 7 (17.50%) Design Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Project Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) CSS
2 8 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) CMDB
2 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 12 (30.00%) User Experience
4 10 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Network Management
2 22 (55.00%) Load Balancing
3 15 (37.50%) Change Management
4 14 (35.00%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (32.50%) Project Management
6 12 (30.00%) ITIL
6 12 (30.00%) ITIL V3
6 12 (30.00%) Network Architecture
7 10 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (17.50%) Network Design
9 6 (15.00%) Process Improvement
10 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) DevOps
11 2 (5.00%) Service Management
12 1 (2.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 5 (12.50%) Python
1 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CCNP
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNA
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CCDP
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Ansible
1 5 (12.50%) Nagios
1 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 33 (82.50%) SolarWinds
3 32 (80.00%) Riverbed
4 22 (55.00%) CheckPoint
5 20 (50.00%) BMC
6 16 (40.00%) F5
7 14 (35.00%) Fortinet
7 14 (35.00%) Juniper
7 14 (35.00%) Nokia
8 13 (32.50%) Palo Alto
9 10 (25.00%) Blue Coat
10 8 (20.00%) Citrix
11 5 (12.50%) Tufin
12 3 (7.50%) HP
13 2 (5.00%) IBM
13 2 (5.00%) Motorola
13 2 (5.00%) Splunk
13 2 (5.00%) TippingPoint
14 1 (2.50%) Infoblox