The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 620 622 599
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing OPNET 26 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.029% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 10
Median daily rate £425 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £333 £304
% change year-on-year
+35.33% +9.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6079 4673 4290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.29% 8.48% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3914 2886 2494
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 157 127
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £12.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

OPNET Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 26 £425 +10.03% 2
West Midlands -18 12 £388 - 1
Shropshire -23 8 £388 - 1
Telford -24 8 £388 - 1
Reading - 6 £500 -
Berkshire - 6 £500 -
South East - 6 £500 -
London -9 5 £400 -5.32%
Yorkshire +1 2 £400 +14.28%
Leeds -4 2 £400 +14.28%
West Yorkshire -7 2 £400 +14.28%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for OPNET.

1 30 (69.77%) Cisco
2 28 (65.12%) Riverbed
3 27 (62.79%) Network Management
4 26 (60.47%) SolarWinds
5 25 (58.14%) Network Architecture
6 24 (55.81%) BMC
7 20 (46.51%) Firewall
8 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
8 18 (41.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (37.21%) Network Design
9 16 (37.21%) Data Centre
10 15 (34.88%) Change Management
10 15 (34.88%) BGP
11 14 (32.56%) ITIL
11 14 (32.56%) F5
12 13 (30.23%) OSPF
12 13 (30.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (30.23%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (27.91%) User Experience
13 12 (27.91%) Juniper
13 12 (27.91%) Nokia
13 12 (27.91%) CSS
13 12 (27.91%) BIG-IP
13 12 (27.91%) Fortinet
13 12 (27.91%) Load Balancing
14 11 (25.58%) ITIL V3
15 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
15 9 (20.93%) SCOM
15 9 (20.93%) WAN
15 9 (20.93%) Unix

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.93%) WebLogic
2 8 (18.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) Firewall
2 18 (41.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 15 (34.88%) BGP
4 13 (30.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (30.23%) OSPF
5 12 (27.91%) BIG-IP
6 9 (20.93%) WAN
7 8 (18.60%) Cisco Wireless
7 8 (18.60%) Wireless
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.65%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.65%) LAN
9 2 (4.65%) MPLS
9 2 (4.65%) Multicast
9 2 (4.65%) Network Security
9 2 (4.65%) VPN
9 2 (4.65%) WLAN
10 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (2.33%) Unicast
10 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Network Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) Monitoring Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Design Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (13.95%) Network Specialist
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Design Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Project Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Support
7 3 (6.98%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Designer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) CSS
2 8 (18.60%) ELK Stack
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Data Centre
2 12 (27.91%) User Experience
3 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
4 5 (11.63%) CMDB
5 2 (4.65%) e-Health
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) DataPower
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
1 9 (20.93%) Unix
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Network Management
2 25 (58.14%) Network Architecture
3 16 (37.21%) Network Design
4 15 (34.88%) Change Management
5 14 (32.56%) ITIL
6 13 (30.23%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (27.91%) Load Balancing
8 11 (25.58%) ITIL V3
9 9 (20.93%) Service Management
9 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (16.28%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (16.28%) Project Management
11 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
12 2 (4.65%) Fault Management
12 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
13 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
13 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1 (2.33%) eTOM
13 1 (2.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) Lisp
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) CCNP
3 3 (6.98%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CCDP
5 1 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (2.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) BS7799
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) BMC PATROL
1 9 (20.93%) SCOM
2 8 (18.60%) Kibana
2 8 (18.60%) logstash
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView
3 2 (4.65%) Opsview
4 1 (2.33%) CA Wily
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Cisco
2 28 (65.12%) Riverbed
3 26 (60.47%) SolarWinds
4 24 (55.81%) BMC
5 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
6 14 (32.56%) F5
7 12 (27.91%) Fortinet
7 12 (27.91%) Juniper
7 12 (27.91%) Nokia
8 9 (20.93%) webMethods
9 8 (18.60%) Digital Fuel
9 8 (18.60%) Oracle
9 8 (18.60%) Palo Alto
9 8 (18.60%) Tufin
10 7 (16.28%) Blue Coat
11 5 (11.63%) HP
12 3 (6.98%) CA
13 2 (4.65%) IBM
13 2 (4.65%) Motorola
13 2 (4.65%) TippingPoint
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