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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 401 401 397
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing OPNET 7 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.051% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.72% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £263 £558
% change year-on-year
+44.76% -52.91%
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
1721 1666 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.73% 7.05% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1128 1001
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 2015. 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 +15 4 £475 +26.66% 1
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) OSPF
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
1 4 (57.14%) XMPP
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
1 4 (57.14%) Wireshark
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
1 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
1 4 (57.14%) SolarWinds
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (57.14%) Aruba
1 4 (57.14%) F5
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (42.86%) BT
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) OSPF
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
1 4 (57.14%) Wireshark
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Broadband
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Data Scientist
2 3 (42.86%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XMPP
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 3 (42.86%) Economics
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Network Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
1 4 (57.14%) SolarWinds
1 4 (57.14%) Aruba
1 4 (57.14%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) BT