The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 240 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OPNET 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£385 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
751 893 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.18% 10.59% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 447 297
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 52
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £40.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) 2G
2 7 (77.78%) BGP
2 7 (77.78%) RSVP
2 7 (77.78%) VRRP
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) MS Access
2 7 (77.78%) SDH
2 7 (77.78%) 3G
2 7 (77.78%) DWDM
2 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) OSPF
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) VB
2 7 (77.78%) Business Objects
2 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 7 (77.78%) ATM
2 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
2 7 (77.78%) VPN
2 7 (77.78%) Nortel
2 7 (77.78%) BT
2 7 (77.78%) Network Design
2 7 (77.78%) Huawei
2 7 (77.78%) LTE
2 7 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (77.78%) HSRP
3 2 (22.22%) Cramer
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
3 2 (22.22%) UMTS

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) 2G
1 7 (77.78%) BGP
1 7 (77.78%) RSVP
1 7 (77.78%) VRRP
1 7 (77.78%) SDH
1 7 (77.78%) 3G
1 7 (77.78%) DWDM
1 7 (77.78%) MPLS
1 7 (77.78%) OSPF
1 7 (77.78%) ATM
1 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
1 7 (77.78%) VPN
1 7 (77.78%) LTE
1 7 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (77.78%) HSRP
2 2 (22.22%) UMTS
2 2 (22.22%) CDMA
2 2 (22.22%) GPRS
2 2 (22.22%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) MS Access
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Test Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Network Design Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Design Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) OSS Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMP
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Business Objects
1 7 (77.78%) Nortel
1 7 (77.78%) BT
1 7 (77.78%) Huawei
2 2 (22.22%) Cramer
2 2 (22.22%) Remedy
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) BMC
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) NetCracker
2 2 (22.22%) Greenplum