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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 436 417 420
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing OPNET 1 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.031% 0.056%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.043% 0.39% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 9
Median daily rate - £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £380 £263
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +44.76%
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
2338 1802 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.26% 8.01% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1251 1195
Median daily rate £495 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 26
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £14.65 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £36.75 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -18.00%

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 6 May 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) New Relic
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (20.00%) AppDynamics
4 1 (20.00%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) CA Wily

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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Smallworld
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) DWDM
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) VPLS
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Research
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Dynatrace
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) NetCracker
3 1 (20.00%) New Relic