The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 585 532 600
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +68
Contract jobs citing OPNET 16 43 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.081% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.38% 1.10% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 2
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£325 £403 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +36.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £295
% change year-on-year
-13.90% +27.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4218 3917 3906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.36% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2234 2037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 146 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.98 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OPNET within the UK.

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OPNET
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OPNET within the UK.

OPNET Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OPNET
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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
England -55 15 £325 -19.35% 1
Corsham - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 31 (75.61%) Cisco
2 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (48.78%) MPLS
3 20 (48.78%) ITIL
3 20 (48.78%) SolarWinds
4 18 (43.90%) Firewall
4 18 (43.90%) CCNA
5 17 (41.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (39.02%) BMC
7 14 (34.15%) LAN
7 14 (34.15%) WAN
7 14 (34.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (31.71%) VoIP
8 13 (31.71%) BGP
8 13 (31.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (31.71%) IP Telephony
8 13 (31.71%) XMPP
8 13 (31.71%) Cisco IPT
9 12 (29.27%) F5
9 12 (29.27%) VPN
10 11 (26.83%) HP
11 10 (24.39%) Juniper
12 9 (21.95%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (21.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (21.95%) Network Management
13 6 (14.63%) Network Design
13 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
13 6 (14.63%) Retail
13 6 (14.63%) TippingPoint
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) MPLS
2 18 (43.90%) Firewall
3 14 (34.15%) LAN
3 14 (34.15%) WAN
3 14 (34.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (31.71%) VoIP
4 13 (31.71%) BGP
4 13 (31.71%) IP Telephony
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco IPT
5 12 (29.27%) VPN
6 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
6 6 (14.63%) OSPF
6 6 (14.63%) DMZ
6 6 (14.63%) WLAN
6 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (12.20%) Multicast
7 5 (12.20%) IPv6
8 4 (9.76%) BIG-IP
8 4 (9.76%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) MS Access
General
1 6 (14.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Network Administrator
2 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Administrator
2 11 (26.83%) Network Support
3 8 (19.51%) Cisco Administrator
3 8 (19.51%) Cisco Support
4 7 (17.07%) Network Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) OSS Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.76%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Monitoring Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) XMPP
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.44%) Economics
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) ITIL
2 13 (31.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (21.95%) Network Management
4 6 (14.63%) Network Design
4 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (12.20%) DNA
6 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
6 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.88%) SOA
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Lisp
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (43.90%) CCNA
3 9 (21.95%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (14.63%) CCNP
5 3 (7.32%) CCDP
5 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) PMP
6 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.44%) SSCP
7 1 (2.44%) CISSP
7 1 (2.44%) CEH
7 1 (2.44%) GIAC
7 1 (2.44%) GCIH
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.44%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (9.76%) Netcool
3 2 (4.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) SolarWinds
3 16 (39.02%) BMC
4 12 (29.27%) F5
5 11 (26.83%) HP
6 10 (24.39%) Juniper
7 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
7 6 (14.63%) TippingPoint
8 5 (12.20%) Riverbed
9 4 (9.76%) Greenplum
9 4 (9.76%) Fortinet
9 4 (9.76%) NetCracker
9 4 (9.76%) Cramer
9 4 (9.76%) Oracle
9 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
9 4 (9.76%) Nokia
9 4 (9.76%) Citrix
9 4 (9.76%) Remedy
10 3 (7.32%) SevOne
10 3 (7.32%) EMC
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