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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 255 - 232
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OPNET 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.024% - 0.094%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.24% - 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
822 1018 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.73% 10.82% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 494 384
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 31 50
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.12 £55.65 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -5.17%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OPNET across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire - 2 - -
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Cerion
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Talend
3 2 (40.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) Greenplum
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) PMP
4 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) CDMA
3 1 (20.00%) DWDM
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Access Transmission Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) BSS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) BSS Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Transmission Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Ontologies
2 1 (20.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HND
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (40.00%) Cerion
1 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Greenplum
1 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (40.00%) Talend
2 1 (20.00%) Ciena
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) NEC
2 1 (20.00%) NetCracker
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat