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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 425 433 422
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing OPNET 6 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.004% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.051% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £475 - £421
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
2575 1967 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.94% 8.68% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1396 1491
Median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 43
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -26.70%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the London region over the 3 months to 7 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
City of London - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 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 London region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 12 (75.00%) CMDB
2 11 (68.75%) Riverbed
2 11 (68.75%) SolarWinds
2 11 (68.75%) Network Management
2 11 (68.75%) Data Centre
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) Change Management
3 9 (56.25%) Project Management
3 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Wireless
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 7 (43.75%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 7 (43.75%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
5 5 (31.25%) Gradle
5 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (31.25%) Ansible
5 5 (31.25%) Docker
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (31.25%) Maven
5 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
5 5 (31.25%) Ant

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Wireless
1 7 (43.75%) LAN
1 7 (43.75%) VPN
1 7 (43.75%) WAN
1 7 (43.75%) Wireless
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (12.50%) HSRP
3 2 (12.50%) IPsec
3 2 (12.50%) NX-OS
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Ant
1 5 (31.25%) Gradle
1 5 (31.25%) Maven
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Senior Network Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Design Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Design Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) CMDB
2 11 (68.75%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Change Management
1 11 (68.75%) Network Management
2 9 (56.25%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
4 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
1 5 (31.25%) Python
1 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Docker
2 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Ansible
1 5 (31.25%) Nagios
1 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Riverbed
1 11 (68.75%) SolarWinds
2 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
3 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Tufin