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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 407 - 404
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OPNET 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.019% - 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.21% - 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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
1890 1842 1623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.91% 8.69% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1277 1050
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 21
Average hourly rate £26.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £14.78 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (20.00%) RFC 2547
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIP

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Smallworld
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%) Broadband
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
1 2 (40.00%) 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%) Data Scientist
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%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Economics
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
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 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) Operations Research
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
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
1 1 (20.00%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) NetCracker