The first table below looks at the demand for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 393 377 422
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +45
Contract jobs citing OPNET 6 35 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.14% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.33% 2.28% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £464 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.18% +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1819 1532 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.71% 6.32% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 995 1009
Average daily rate £420 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £293 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £15.90 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £41.55 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
OPNET
England

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OPNET across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in London

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OPNET across the London region.

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in London

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 14 (77.78%) CCNA
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (77.78%) SolarWinds
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (72.22%) XMPP
3 13 (72.22%) Cisco IPT
3 13 (72.22%) MPLS
3 13 (72.22%) LAN
3 13 (72.22%) VoIP
3 13 (72.22%) WAN
3 13 (72.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (72.22%) IP Telephony
4 9 (50.00%) Firewall
4 9 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (50.00%) VPN
4 9 (50.00%) ITIL
4 9 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (22.22%) ISDN
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Avaya
6 3 (16.67%) Juniper
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) BMC
7 1 (5.56%) Netcool
7 1 (5.56%) Remedy

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) LAN
1 13 (72.22%) VoIP
1 13 (72.22%) WAN
1 13 (72.22%) MPLS
1 13 (72.22%) IP Telephony
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco IPT
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (22.22%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Administrator
2 11 (61.11%) Network Support
2 11 (61.11%) Administrator
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Administrator
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Support
4 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) OSS Architect
5 1 (5.56%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) CCNA
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 14 (77.78%) SolarWinds
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
3 3 (16.67%) Avaya
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) Cramer
4 1 (5.56%) NetCracker
4 1 (5.56%) Greenplum
4 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago