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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank - 259 255
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.10% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category - 1.08% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £265 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £265 £385
% change year-on-year
+126.41% -31.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
897 923 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.67% 9.46% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 523 494
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.78% -27.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 6 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 6 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) Network Management
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
2 5 (83.33%) Tufin
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 1 (16.67%) CMDB
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat

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 2 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 6 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
2 5 (83.33%) Tufin
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Infoblox