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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank - 236 227
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.012% 0.036%
As % of the Systems Management category - 0.15% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
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- £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
-36.70% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1039 677 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.48% 7.94% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 350 293
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £451 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 - - - -
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) CDMA
1 2 (100.00%) GPRS
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) Netcool
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Greenplum
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) NetCracker
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) CDMA
1 2 (100.00%) GPRS
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (100.00%) OSS Architect
1 2 (100.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Greenplum
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer
1 2 (100.00%) NetCracker