The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 401 414 377
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -37
Contract jobs citing OPNET 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.041% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.58% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
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£421 £675 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
-36.70% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OPNET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1864 1735 1322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.09% 7.15% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1208 816
Average daily rate £450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £297 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 56
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.50 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.11 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 3 £415 -
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 25 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) EMC
1 7 (63.64%) Avaya
1 7 (63.64%) Juniper
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) SevOne
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) NetCracker
2 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (18.18%) Django
2 2 (18.18%) Greenplum
2 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Cramer
2 2 (18.18%) BMC
2 2 (18.18%) Netcool
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Python Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) OSS Architect
2 2 (18.18%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Django
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) EMC
1 7 (63.64%) Avaya
1 7 (63.64%) Juniper
1 7 (63.64%) SevOne
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) NetCracker
2 2 (18.18%) Greenplum
2 2 (18.18%) Cramer
2 2 (18.18%) BMC
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix