The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 435 425 411
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing OPNET 6 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.034% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Median daily rate £400 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +12.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
2413 1887 1888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.22% 8.05% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1279 1233
Median daily rate £500 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +12.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £14.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+65.23% +7.69%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

OPNET Hourly Rate Trend in London

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 London region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 9 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (88.89%) Riverbed
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Network Design
3 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
3 7 (77.78%) Network Architecture
3 7 (77.78%) Network Management
4 5 (55.56%) Project Management
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) Palo Alto
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (44.44%) Tufin
5 4 (44.44%) CMDB
6 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (22.22%) Network Security
8 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
8 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
8 1 (11.11%) SaaS
8 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (11.11%) Eikon
8 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) Multicast
4 1 (11.11%) Unicast
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Design Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Network Design Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Senior Design Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Senior Network Design Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Senior Network Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Network Design
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
2 7 (77.78%) Network Architecture
2 7 (77.78%) Network Management
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) Riverbed
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
3 4 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 4 (44.44%) Tufin
4 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
5 1 (11.11%) BMC
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) Dynatrace
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) New Relic