The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - -
As % of the Systems Management category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £465 £236
% change year-on-year
-17.20% +97.45%
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
236 104 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.09% 4.65% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 50 109
Average daily rate £390 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £37.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OPNET across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Wiltshire - - - -
OPNET
England