The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 244 271 263
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs citing OPNET 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.039% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.36% 0.11% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £385
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
822 873 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.76% 9.16% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 454 615
Median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 39
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.58 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.08%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OPNET across the South East region.

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OPNET
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OPNET Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 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
Berkshire - 3 - -
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 South East region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CMDB
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (25.00%) Tufin
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) CMDB
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (25.00%) Tufin